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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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  • One of the most beautiful places in London is the Shad Thames where you will see the Tower Bridge, London bridge and many restaurants and coffee shops. London more and River view are amazing 
  • Walked on foot from London Bridge in the Globe Theatre and accidentally hit here. Very atmospheric and unusual, as if in the era of Jack the Ripper, but several priglamurennuju-but very bleak and dark. Among the former warehouse renovated Street, top left transitions for transporting bags from one building to another. Offices and shops there now, but still the place is fascinating.
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  • In Victorian era this area was the largest warehouse district in London. Today, the warehouses are converted into apartments with excellent location and great view along the river. It is a very nice a...  more »