Limehouse Cut Floating Workshop

Share your stories and experiences of The Cut with Kingston University’s Landscape Interface Studio and Shared Assets

The Limehouse Cut Floating Workshop, run by Landscape Interface Studio, Kingston University, will gather your stories, reminiscences, experiences and shared history of The Cut – listening to and recording local history and knowledge of The Cut.  Take a boat trip on narrowboat ‘Lapwing’ as it cruises up and down The Limehouse Cut with views of neighbourhood spaces from the canal. Contributions will become part of our ongoing project, “Limehouse Cut pilot project – linking place and creativity”. 

The project is a collaboration between Kingston University’s Landscape Interface Studio and Shared Assets funded by Creativeworks London.  It seeks to understand our connection to ‘place’ and how local people can become more involved in re-imagining, recreating and managing their local neighbourhoods and landscapes.

The workshop based on the Limehouse Cut and towpath, will take place aboard the narrowboat ‘Lapwing’ – originally part of Willow Wren’s fleet of wooden top hire boats, built in the 1960s by Hopwood Craft Ltd based on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal.  Now fully restored ‘Lapwing’ took its maiden voyage on the Thames from Limehouse to Poplar, where it has been fitted out to become a trip boat on London’s canal network.

There will be three trips for 8 people each. Each workshop will last for fifty minutes. The departure times are 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Please book a place for one of the time slots by clicking here

Workshop Facilitator: Pat Brown
Landscape Architect, with a wide ranging practice experience in the USA, UK and Europe across public and private sectors. Director of the Landscape Interface Studio, Kingston University.  Leads post-graduate teaching of Landscape Architecture at Kingston University.

Research Interests
EU funded consultancy projects with partners across Europe on port regeneration feasibility, strategic spatial planning and design, coastal regeneration and recent emphasis on water and inland waterways. Interests include communication and inclusion in the public realm, social and environmental sustainability – people and the environment and social enterprise and the creative economy.

Pat Brown

Please note: access restrictions apply. You will be required to step onto the boat. If you have any queries regarding this, please email

Main image credit: Mark Walton, Shared Assets