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Monday, August 09, 2004 

London Bridge

Some info about London Bridge I've found:
London Bridge is a bridge over the River Thames, between the City and Southwark (where I will live!) It is between Cannon Street Railway Bridge and Tower Bridge. As London's original bridge, it has become one of the most famous bridges in the world. A bridge has existed at the present site for nearly 2000 years. The first bridge across the Thames in the London area was built by the Romans around AD 50 and was made of wood. In 1014 it was burned down by King Ethelred in a bid to divide the invading forces of the Dane Svein Haraldsson. This episode inspired the well-known London Bridge is falling down. A stone bridge was begun in 1176. This was soon colonized by houses, shops and even a chapel built at the centre of the bridge. The southern gatehouse became the scene of one of London's most notorious sights: a display of the severed heads of traitors, impaled on pikes and dipped in tar to preserve them against the elements. The heads of William Wallace and Thomas Cromwell were displayed here. The current London Bridge was constructed in 1967, opened in 1973, and has a rather boring design.

I wish some of the old bridge remained so that I could stomp around in the rain with Wallace's ghost when I've too many pints, but oh well.

So Southwark is my new hood (oh dear, I don't suppose Brits will think fondly of my occasional lapse into ebonics!!) and Sundeep told me he's actually been in that dorm before and the rooms that are higher up have the most amazing views! So that sounds nice.

So do the rooms on the first couple of floors have views of bums and rats?


I'm surprised you didn't mention this...

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