Shad Thames, Tower Hill, London Location map
 
  View of a square, Shad Thames, Tower Hill, London, England   Shad Thames, Tower Hill.

Horsleydown Square has an attractive feature called the 'Waterfall' ; made of bronze it has naked girls romping in the water and random objects such as books and a camera scattered around the rim. Sculptured in 1991 by Anthony Donaldson

 

 

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  View of balconies in Shad Thames, Tower Bridge, London, England   Shad Thames, Tower Hill.

The old warehouse bridges, converted into balconies for the residents, can be seen in detail and the objects on the balconies are chairs and tables. These converted warehouses retain their original characteristic features of brickwork, winches, large sign-writing etc.

Charles Dickens set portions of his novel Oliver Twist in an area at the east of Shad Thames which was then called Jacob's Island. This area has also been used many times for film locations.

 

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  Photograph of the riverside, Shad Thames, Tower Hill, London, England   Shad Thames, Tower Hill.

At the eastern end of Shad Thames it is easy to access this riverside pedestrian area.

You may notice Tower Bridge and the 'Gherkin' on the right-hand side of the picture.

 

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  Photograph of Mississippi paddle steamers, Shad Thames, London, England   Tower Hill.

On the river's edge in the area above are moored two boats which are quite unexpected - Mississippi Riverboats. They are not, so I understand, normally accessible to the public but are termed 'Party Boats' and are chartered for parties on the river.

 

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