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"Walk along the River Thames" The Thames Tip by kris-t

The Thames, London: 49 reviews and 78 photos

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  • River Thames - London
      River Thames
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  • River Thames - London
      River Thames
    by kris-t

Favorite thing: The river's name appears always to have been pronounced with a simple "t" at the beginning; the Middle English spelling was typically Temese and Latin Tamesis. The "th" lends an air of Greek to the name and was added during the Renaissance, possibly to reflect or support a belief that the name was derived from River Thyamis in the Epirus region of Greece, whence early Celtic tribes are thought to have migrated. However, most scholars now believe Temese and Tamesis come from Celtic (Brythonic) Tamesa, perhaps meaning "the dark one".

Fondest memory: The Thames has a length of 346 km (215 miles).

The Thames is a motif in many books. My favorite - Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome describes a boat trip up the Thames..

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Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 13, 2006
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