London's Hidden Rivers

A walkers guide to the subterranean rivers of London.

Published on 22 June 2017

London has many rivers, but they are often hidden under centuries of development. Rivers like the Walbrook, the Fleet or the Effra have left their mark on the city and still form an important part of our subterranean world.

From the former watering hole, by the Earl’s Sluice, where Canterbury pilgrims rested, David Bowie rehearsed and Henry Copper trained, to the Gardens, by the River Westbourne where a young Mozart performed.

From Counter’s Creek and its burial grounds of Kensal Green and Brompton to the River Effra and the West Norwood cemetery.

From the pipe carrying the River Tyburn over Baker Street underground station to the grate in Farringdon where the River Fleet can be heard (and seen).

David Fathers shows the courses of London’s Hidden Rivers in a series of detailed guided walks covering over 75 miles, illustrating the traces they have left and showing the ways they have shaped the capital.

This is the third in the series of guides to the waterways of London.

Written, designed and illustrated by David Fathers

Published by Frances Lincoln Publishers.

London's Hidden Rivers

London's Hidden Rivers

London's Hidden Rivers

London's Hidden Rivers

London's Hidden Rivers

London's Hidden Rivers

London's Hidden Rivers