Keeping up with the Tides: The Thames in the City and its changing history
The Thames is the longest river in England and is controlled by its tides. The Romans first built a wooden bridge across it near today’s London Bridge and a defensive boundary wall ran alongside the third century Roman riverside. The river, the one constant recognisable feature of the City of London, has witnessed its turbulent changing history. Forming a natural southern boundary to the City, we will walk from the Pool of London to Blackfriars and see the features, buildings, bridges, names and artwork which reflect the history of the City and also discuss some features across the City's boundary in Southwark and reflect on what future developments the tides will witness on the horizon.