Meandering through the London metropolis are the city's many waterways. From the mighty Thames to tranquil streams, from historic wharves to buzzing docklands, the 21 walks in this book follow these waters, revealing a hidden London full of history, discovery and surprises. Professional walking guide Gilly Cameron-Cooper has carefully selected the best routes to uncover the capital's distinct waterways. An enthusiastic explorer, she will lead you alongside docks, rivers and canals in the footsteps of Roman traders, Tudor adventurers and Victorian engineers. These paths will take you past iconic landmarks, great feats of engineering and a variety of lesser-known treasures. London's rivers and canals were once pulsing arteries of industry, but today they provide a haven for wildlife and walkers alike. Here you will find green and peaceful retreats by the water, just moments away from the bustle of sprawling suburbia. Full colour photographs, clear maps and practical route directions make Walking London's Waterways the essential companion for discovering a new side to London.