Thames, London's River, guide to the bridges

The River Thames was London's main highway in times gone by. In those days the roads were rough, the horses slow, the highwaymen and footpads dangerous. Best go by sea!

The river was first bridged by the Romans at a convenient ford, and for centuries that remained the only bridge over the river in the area. The next bridge to be built was Westminster in 1750. Others soon followed including Tower bridge in Victorian times. . The Queen Elizabeth II Bridge at Woolwich was built in1991 to take the M25 over the river.

Coming up river from the sea, until one arrives at the upper reaches of the river beyond the capital, one passes the following bridges


Lambeth Bridge

Albert Bridge

Upon Westminster Bridge

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River Thames, London