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Blackfriars London Underground Station

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EC4R 2BB

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London is here because the Romans found this was the first place it was easy to cross the Thames coming up from the sea. And for centuries London Bridge was the only crossing for tens of miles. This walk explores the bridges which lead to and from the City of London from Blackfriars to Tower Bridge (although technically the latter is just outside the City). This tells the story of how these bridges came to be built and paid for and explains why London Bridge was moved in the 19th century.

This walk explores the bridges which lead to and from the City of London between Blackfriars and Tower Bridge (although technically the latter is just outside the City). And we hear the story of how these bridges came to be built and paid for.

We pass a power station which is now the internationally famous Tate Modern Art Gallery and see important reminders from 16th century – the replicas of the Globe Theatre and the Golden Hinde galleon. We will go up the steps where Charles Dickens set the murder of Nancy in his novel Oliver Twist and hear why London Bridge was moved in the 1830s.

A mini history of London all in one walk!

This event is part of Totally Thames that runs from 1-30 September 2017.

www.totallythames.org/


You can check travel options at the Transport for London Journey Planner.

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