Rotherhithe (2), London, England
The Victorian Angel pub is situated at the eastern end of Bermondsey Wall East opposite the remains of King Edward III's manor house.
Although the current building is Victorian previous buildings date back to the 15th century. From the small balcony at the rear you can admire the unrivalled view west towards Tower Bridge.
Opposite the Angel pub is all that remains of King Edward III's manor house which was constructed around 1350 when Rotherhithe was a small hamlet set in low lying marshland.
The manor house itself was built on a small island next to the River Thames and consisted of a range of stone buildings around a central courtyard.
The King's Stairs Garden is an attractive small park which extends to Jamaica Road on the other side of which is the larger Southwark Park. We didn't want to spend time exploring this but it looks very nice if you fancy a wander round.
The church of St. Mary the Virgin, which replaces a 12th century building, was completed in 1716 and was designed by John James, an associate of Sir Christopher Wren.
In the church a memorial marks the final resting place of Christopher Jones, captain of the Mayflower, which took the Pilgrim Fathers to North America in 1620.
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