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Thames River Pirates

Thames River Pirates

The Thames has always been London's jugular. It has always attracted blood-suckers. Come for a tour through Wapping beside old Father Thames. Let's see where Captain William Kidd 'danced a jig' off Execution Dock in 1701. Let's get on the trail of those ship-borne Londoners who refused to be "tied by laws which rich men have made for their own Security." We follow the foreshore (depending on the tide). We do the pubs, the smuggling, Execution Dock and the anatomical delights of keel hauling. This tour makes Jack the Ripper look like a lollypop lady.

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