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London Borough of Tower Hamlets in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

The Tower of London foreshore

 
 
The Tower of London foreshore Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
1. The Tower of London foreshore Marker
Inscription.
William the Conqueror began the Tower of London close to the riverside, to stop invaders coming up the Thames. The foreshore was originally an open beach, but as London developed, wharves and warehouses were built to serve its growing trading economy. In the 20th century it became a popular bathing beach for Londoners.

From 1934 to 1939, and 1946 to 1971, the foreshore became the ‘Tower of London Children's Beach’. Cheaper than a trip to the real seaside, a visit to the Tower's beach was a real treat for Londoners. It now opens for two days every summer as part of National Archaeology Week, when people can hunt for archaeological treasure.
 
Location. 51° 30.454′ N, 0° 4.693′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Tower Hill and Trinity Square, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on the walkway along the River Thames. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England EC3N 4DJ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saluting Battery (here, next to this marker); The Queen’s Stairs (a few steps from this marker); Western entrance (a few steps
The Tower of London foreshore Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
2. The Tower of London foreshore Marker
Behind the marker is the River Thames and Tower Bridge.
from this marker); The Byward Postern (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tower Wharf (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bell Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Wharfinger Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Entering the fortress (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tower of London. (Submitted on May 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tower of London on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWaterways & Vessels
 
The Tower of London from the River Thames image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick
3. The Tower of London from the River Thames
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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