"Old Father Thames and its bridges" River Thames Tip by uglyscot

River Thames, London: 116 reviews and 214 photos

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The Thames divides London into two. The City and the rest of the north bank has a separate identity to the south, which is equally as ancient. Often the inhabitants of each area do not stray far from their own area. I once met a woman born and working in the south of London who only comes to the north side when absolutely necessary.
The Thames is crossed by a series of bridges, The most famous perhaps was London Bridge because of the nursery rhyme 'London Bridge is Falling Down' which was dismantled and sold to America. The most recognizable is the Victorian Tower Bridge, which opens to allow ships to enter the Pool of London. Others include Lambeth Bridge between Westminster and Lambeth;Westminster Bridge nr the Houses of Parliament; Hungerford Bridge by Charing Cross Station, which is a railway bridge;Waterloo Bridge nr Somerset House to the National Theatre; Blackfriars Bridge and the Railway bridge beside it; The newest , the Millenium Bridge, from Tate Modern to Saint Pauls; Southwark Bridge; London Bridge between the Monument and Southwark Cathedral ; and Tower Bridge.

From the air The Thames is like a serpent taking twists and turns as it flows down to the sea,.

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  • Written Jun 14, 2008
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