Until quite recently, the very visible River Thames and the obscure and hidden River Neckinger combined to flood the area, creating a swamp with occasional gravel islands providing the only harder ground.
This area of the Thames riverside became known as ‘London’s Larder’ for the variety of produce that was transported to the area, and as it lay beyond the City’s boundaries, offered up opportunities for numerous leisure activities, including theatre, ale making, drinking and prostitution. Since the 1970s with the demise of the docks and the renewal of London Bridge, the area has witnessed substantial change with new access for the public to the river, and the construction of new neighbourhoods.
Join the Museum of Walking in one of a series of walks entitled Letters and Postcards from London Bridge, where we will discover an area steeped in history and undergoing rapid change. Sharing knowledge as we walk, we will invite you to write a letter or a post card from London Bridge. Highlights of participant’s experiences will be pulled together into a limited-edition Chapbook.
Letters and Postcards from London Bridge is commissioned by Team London Bridge.
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