Rotherhithe Festival 2001
Surrey Quays Shopping Centre Decathlon Sports and Leisure Megastore


Sunday 2 September 11:30 am to 5:00 pm

Opening Ceremony by the Mayor of Southwark
11:30 am Surrey Quays Shopping Centre

Take a Free Bus around the peninsula with guides
Visit local attractions
Free of charge

Rotherhithe Village Fete

Free Routemaster Bus

Local Attractions:

Surrey Quays Shopping Centre Seven Islands Leisure Centre Surrey Docks Farm
Decathlon Youth Hostel Association St Mary's Church
The Pumphouse Lavender Pond Waterside Arts Co-operative Time and Talents
Rotherhithe Picture Library Watersport Centre Brunel Engine House
Parks Ranger Service The Finnish Church The Swedish Church

Surrey Quays Shopping Centre Free Bus Stop 1 (return to attractions)

The Centre is open on Sunday from 11am-5pm and will have a marching band and Denby Robot to entertain shoppers and festival visitors. Why not call in for a bite at Burger King, Spudulike, Bhs restaurant or Mange Tout sandwich bar inbetween visits to local attractions. Free service to all the festival attractions leave the stop at the side of Tesco's every 15 minutes. Surrey Quays Shopping Centre Web Page

Watersport Centre Free Bus Stop 1 (return to attractions)

Surrey Docks Watersport Centre and Tideway Sailability offer Rotherhithe festival people a tast of sailing whether you are able-bodied or disabled. Will you aim for the olympics or the paralympics? Strart here where there's an active sport on your doorstep. Watersport Centre web page.

Surrey Docks Farm Free Bus Stop 2 (return to attractions)

The farm is open from 11am-5pm and will have blacksmithing displays throughout the day.Surrey Docks Farm Web Page

Parks Ranger Service Free Bus Stop 2 (return to attractions)

A 45 minute Heritage Healthy Walk will take place in Russia Dock Woodland, organised by qualified fitness walkers. We will be meeting at the Downtown Road entrance at 1400. See you there! N.B. your comfortable shoes.

The Pumphouse, Lavender Pond Free Bus Stop 3 (return to attractions)

The Pumphouse educational museum welcomes visitors to the Rotherhithe Heritage Museum and Pumphouse. Exhibitions include "The Fifties", The Blitz room, and artifacts of everyday from the twentieth century. Children can enjoy a nature trail in the park. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The Pumphouse Web Page

Youth Hostel Association Free Bus Stop 4 (return to attractions)

Pick up a free* 12 month membership application. Visit the YHA's largest hostel and discover what the YHA is like in this millennium! 12 noon to 5pm ONLY. (*new members only ~ limited application forms available). Youth Hostel Association Web Page

The Finnish Church Free Bus Stops 5 or 6 (return to attractions)

Come and enjoy Finnish refreshments. Tervetuloa (Welcome). Finnish Church Web Page

Rotherhithe Village Fete Free Bus Stops 5 or 6 (return to attractions)

  • Music
  • Demonstrations
  • Arts and Crafts
  • History and Guided Tours of the Church
  • Bell Ringing
  • Storytelling for Children
  • Teddy Bears Picnic
  • Line Dancing Demonstration
  • Market Stalls
  • Refreshments, BBQ, Tea & Cakes
  • Children's Games and Displays

Saint Mary's Church Free Bus Stops 5 or 6 (return to attractions)

St. Mary's is the parish church in Old Rotherhithe and welcomes all visitors; there are daily services and the church is open daily. The building is beautiful and historic and has connections with the sailing of the Mayflower. Saint Mary's Church web page

Time & Talents Association Free Bus Stops 5 or 6 (return to attractions)

We are a charity based in Rotherhithe involved in a wide range of community and care services and opportunities. Time & Talents Web Page

Brunel Engine House Free Bus Stops 5 or 6 (return to attractions)

The Brunel Engine House tells the story of the world's first passenger tunnel ever built under a river. The museum will be free to give local people an opportunity of visiting this fascinating part of Rotherhithe's heritage. Brunel Engine House Web Page

Rotherhithe Picture Library Free Bus Stops 5 or 6 (return to attractions)

Open House. Rotherhithe Picture Library Web Page

Waterside Arts Co-operative Free Bus Stops 5 or 6 (return to attractions)

Open House.

Seven Island Leisure Centre Free Bus Stop 7 (return to attractions)

Free Fitness Workshops. Seven Islands web page.

The Swedish Church (open 3pm) Free Bus Stop 7 (return to attractions)

The Swedish Seaman's Church has been by Lower Road since 1905. We are open everyday between 3pm and 9pm. Come in and say Hi and have a cup of coffe, when you have seen our nice church and reading room. Welcome! Swedish Church web page.

Decathlon Free Bus Stop 7 (return to attractions)

  • Fun Run - 10.00am start. Mixed pairs/junior
  • London Broncos bungee challenge -Beat the bungee
  • Cycle Workshop - Free
  • Cycle skills challenge - Record the fastest lap
  • Cycle history tour - With Guide
  • London Knights Ice Hockey Team - Try your hand at roller hockey
  • Fitness challenges - Prove you're better
  • Aikido demonstration - Learn more about martial art
  • Smile for a mile with the HFT static run
  • Decathlon web page

Free Festival 2001 Bus (return to attractions)

Festival buses start at 12 noon from Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, then about every 15 minutes until 5 pm.


  1. Surrey Quays Shopping Centre; also for Water Sports Centre
  2. Salter Road, Downtown Road for Surrey Docks Farm, Park Ranger Service
  3. Salter Road, Bywater Place for The Pumphouse, Lavender Pond
  4. Salter Road, Smith Close for Youth Hostel Association
  5. Rotherhithe Station or
  6. Rotherhithe Tunnel for Rotherhithe Village Fete, Brunel Engine House, Rotherhithe Picture Library, Waterside Arts Co-operative, St. Mary's Church, Time & Talents Centre, The Finnish Church
  7. Canada Water bus stop "C" for Decathlon, Seven Islands Leisure Centre, The Swedish Church

Festival Guides by Southwark Pilgrims

In 1997 the Southwark Young Pilgrims project began at London Bridge to introduce Southwark school leavers to the world of work, and they are your Ambassadors to the borough for today. Southwark Heritage Association founded the course in partnership with the training providers Mayflower 1620 Ltd.

For further information telephone 020 8299 0470.

Other links:

Main Rotherhithe and Surrey Docks,
London SE16 Web Page

Main Rotherhithe page

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