Category Archives: /Sou-Bermondsey

London Bridge Station Old Wall

Above: The ornate brick wall, seen when entering the station from Tooley Street. In the 1950s and 1960s, the pedestrian area was part of a roadway called Joiner Street. Work to totally rebuild London Bridge has been going on for … Continue reading

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Gibbon’s Rents

Above: Exotic plants brightening up an otherwise drab footpath. Inner London has an amazingly diverse collection of street names. Having said that, there are plenty of very unusual street names in many other parts of England. In the town of … Continue reading

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Joiner Street Bridge

Above: The girders of the bridge above Joiner Street. The rest of Joiner Street is under brick arches. The rebuilding of London Bridge Station, which was completed in 2018, was an amazing achievement. The ‘small army’ of skilled engineers required … Continue reading

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London Bridge Station New Pillars

Above: View of the concourse standing below platforms 11 and 12, looking west. Notice that the round supporting pillar on the left is shorter than the one to the right of the large V-shaped support girder. There are a large … Continue reading

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China Hall pub, Lower Road

Above: Looking NW at the pub beside Lower Road. Leading SE from the large roundabout which connects with Jamaica Road and Rotherhithe Tunnel is the rather uninteresting Lower Road. Lower Road extends from the roundabout to the awkward junction with … Continue reading

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Reed’s Wharf Houseboats

Above: Looking west at the houseboats with Tower Bridge behind them. The position of the houseboats is just down-river from Tower Bridge, with access for all the owners from a long and winding gangway connected to a land entrance at … Continue reading

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Elephant Stairs

Above: Part of the OS map for 1895, showing Elephant Stairs. From at least Tudor times until the 19th century, one way for a pedestrian in London to travel was to be rowed on the Thames. River stairs were once … Continue reading

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