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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.The Shad Thames is close to the Tower of London and near the Tower Bridge. It is also next to the Tower Bridge Station.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 (and thus is not related to nearby Shadwell).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 350m × 250m 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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  • Shad Thames is the area on the south bank between the river, almost reaching Tooley street. You will notice the warehouses now converted into beautiful blocks of flats with restaurants, shops etc on t...  more »
  • A corner of London little beat, but not to be missed. The area to the North-East of Tower Bridge is an amazing live picture of those were port slum Londoners. The outer urban structure has remained as it was: narrow, paved and cobblestones, ramparts and vertical buildings connected by metal bridges between the facades. What a show! The old warehouses and old residences of the sailors host now inside offices, shops and expensive apartments.
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  • Located just southeast of Tower Bridge on the south bank of the Thames, Shad Thames is a lovely area of restored warehouses and wharves that now contain flats, restaurants and offices. These were func...  more »