Shad Thames is an iconic location with a still-evolving identity. We'll start with local hospitality in a riverside restaurant then hear about the area's 19th century history, its reinvention through regeneration in the 1980s, and current developments. We'll frame our discussion around buildings and social history from all periods as well as the riverside location. We'll also focus on the two bridges shaping Shad Thames - Tower Bridge and St Saviours Dock footbridge, both of which have exciting developments coming up. We'll end with a short walk around the area, finishing at Anise Gallery/AVR where you can visit their LFA exhibition "Scents of Shad Thames: Experience history through the senses" which explores the identity of Shad Thames in unexpected ways.