Buy Southwark and its 'hoppy' past with added Dickens, Chaucer, Shakespeare and Keats Tickets
Southwark today belies its colourful and influential past. Before the advent of the railways, it was a bustling place and played an important part in London's daily life. The hop trade stemming from Kent, the Garden of England, is just one example of past activity that shaped Southwark. Along the way we'll trace Southwark's decline and the recent rebirth of small scale brewing in the area.
Our main aim is to explore the very varied green spaces of today, retrace their sometimes unusual pasts, and manage to weave Dickens, Chaucer, Shakespeare and Keats, and others, into the story as we wend our way.