Opened in 1836, London
Bridge is the capital’s oldest
Travelling by steam train, Victorian
passengers soared above the streets of
Bermondsey to Greenwich on the viaduct
of 6000 arches, the longest of its kind in
Britain. Pedestrian boulevards with a pennny
toll originally ran either side of the traces,
inspiring the modern Low Line walking route.
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The Thames used to be the
centre of London's global
trade and import industry and w
as lined by wharves and
warehouses along its banks.
As well as spices, tea and coffee, all manner
of goods passed through the busy docks. At
its height in the nineteenth century, Hay’s
Wharf, now Hay’s Galleria, handled 80% of
Londons imported dry goods, earning its
nickname the Larder of London.
First built in 50AD, London
Bridge was the only bridge in
London until the 18th Century.
A gateway to Southwark’s illicit pleasures
and a firebreak for the Great Fire of
London, the medieval bridge, opened in
1209, had houses, shops, churches and a gatehouse that displayed the severed heads of traitors. Today's bridge opened 50 metres downstream in 1973.