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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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  • Two of my friends used to live in a flat here and I think it is one of the best areas in the city just to wander round (Wapping being similar in style of buildings and atmosphere). There are not many ...  more »
  • Bermondsey has changed so much over 40 years. Shad Thames is beautiful you can go for a great walk along the Thames past City Hall the South Bank, Tower Bridge right up to London bridge. You have such...  more »
  • This is one of my favourite places to visit in London, just wish I had the money to afford one of the stunning warehouse apartments. Stunning views of Tower Bridge, a number of restaurants and beautif...  more »