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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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  • East of the Tower Bridge, you find this beautifully restored area. The former docks and industrial buildings are now posh apartments, small stores and cafes or nice restaurants. With the cobbled stree...  more »
  • Beautiful old warehouses at the rehabilitation. It is very original and is a nice area to walk around. Bricks and metal walkways create a world industrial chic and trendy.
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  • This piece of road next to the Thames is beautiful. Old buildings with wharf like charm. Lots of restaurants and other small businesses.  more »

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