A pictorial guide to the River Thames

London - Hammersmith

Height above sea level: 3.83 metres

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Houses on the north bank of the Thames at Hammersmith

Hammersmith Bridge

The first of the real London bridges is Hammersmith. The bridge is an ornate suspension bridge built by Sir Joseph Bazalgette (1818-1891) in 1887.

It replaced the earlier suspension bridge built by William Tierney Clarke in 1827 (at a cost of £85,000), which has the honour of being the first suspension bridge built in London.

 

 

Looking back upstream

Harrods Furniture Depository

Situated near Hammersmith Bridge, a former warehouse of Harrods Knightsbridge store. Today it has been converted into 250 posh homes.

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Facts about the Thames Flooding Thames Basin
Pollution Erosion Tributaries
Industries
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