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Shad Thames, London

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Shad Thames is a historic riverside street next to Tower Bridge in Bermondsey, London, England, and is also an informal name for the surrounding area.LocationThe street Shad Thames has Tower Bridge at its west end, and runs along the south side of the River Thames, set back behind a row of converted warehouses; it then takes a 90-degree turn south along St Saviour's Dock. The street is partly cobbled. The nearest stations are Tower Hill, Tower Gateway, Bermondsey, and London Bridge.NameThe street Shad Thames is named as such in John Rocque's 1747 map of London. The name may be a corruption of 'St John-at-Thames', a reference to the St John's Church which once stood south-west of the street, where the present-day London City Mission is located Alternatively it may be from shad fish, which could be found in the Thames.The surrounding area is also today called Shad Thames, or Butler's Wharf (after the largest of the riverside warehouses). Both names refer to a 350× rectangle of streets, converted warehouses and newer buildings, bounded by the River Thames, Tower Bridge Road, Tooley Street and St Saviour's Dock (or arguably Mill Street); it forms the most north-easterly corner of the SE1 postcode district.
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  • Under London Bridge a place not too busy definitely intriguing and curious to see. Not to be missed but worth it
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  • I love this redeveloped area of London & have walked around it numerous times. Shad Thames runs along the south side of the River Thames, set back behind a row of converted warehouses that house high ...  more »
  • An area of London which is unique. The old Victorian age warehouses which stored all manner of goods in the old dock lands of London, restored and converted some 30 odd years ago in residential units,...  more »
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