Tour Locations | Historical Pubs of London: A Tipply Trundle Through Liquid History
Crossing The Fleet River
Righty ho! Once you've passed Apothecary Street we'll head left across the road here using the traffic lights just by the Boots pharmacy, but do be prepared to wait as they can take a while to turn green. Once we're on the other side we'll be turning right towards the tree on the corner over there, and please keep an eye out for speeding cyclists.
As we head over you'll be traversing the now underground Fleet river. With its source in Hampstead over 5 miles away, it burbles beneath our feet and down into the river Thames, close to The Blackfriar pub. The Fleet river previously served as an open sewer full of human waste and rotting animal carcasses. Absolutely delightful!
When you've crossed the road turn don't forget to head for the tree on the corner and where we'll be heading down the narrow lane to the left.