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

Tea on Tower Hill

 
 
Tea on Tower Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
1. Tea on Tower Hill Marker
Inscription.  
Conflict between a commercial need for tall buildings and the public desire to protect the Tower's views began in the 1860s. The multi-storey ‘Mazawattee’ tea warehouse was built on the edge of Tower Hill, controversially blocking the view of the castle.

The tea warehouse was bombed in 1940 and demolished by 1951. Its vaults still survive and were used to store wine until the 1980s. The tea legacy lives on today in the many cafés housed within the walls of the Tower Vaults.

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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts or Castles.
 
Location. 51° 30.504′ N, 0° 4.699′ 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. Located on the Tower of London Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England EC3N 4DJ, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A place of execution (here, next to this marker); The fortress extends
Tea on Tower Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
2. Tea on Tower Hill Marker
The marker is on the right. To the right are walls and fortifications of the Tower of London.
(here, next to this marker); The royal menagrie leaves (here, next to this marker); The coronation procession (here, next to this marker); Entering the fortress (here, next to this marker); Historic Royal Palaces (a few steps from this marker); Wharfinger Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tower in 1700 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tower of London. (Submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tower of London on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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