Following on from last week’s walk along the south bank of the Thames, I returned to take a stroll along the north bank at low tide.
Under Cannon Street station.
Looking east towards The Shard.
Old brickwork and chains.
The River Walbrook joins the Thames to the west of this viewpoint.
Looking west towards Southwark Bridge, which has the least traffic of the Thames bridges in London.
Under the Cannon Street bridge.
Old timber support.
Mudlarkers should have no problem finding the discarded stems of broken clay pipes.
They were so cheap to make that they were one-use disposable items, often sold prefilled with tobacco (known as ‘Penny Pipes’).
Once the tobacco had been smoked, there was no further use for the pipe, and it was common to snap off the head before throwing it into the Thames.
Offering a similar kind of one-hit use, mudlarkers of the future will no doubt have no problem locating discarded nitrous oxide canisters.
Ladder up from the Thames.
Steps down to the beach by the Millennium Bridge,.
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
The tip of The Shard.
Crossing the Millennium Bridge
The Thames foreshore is covered in broken roof tiles, bits of porcelain and Victorian bricks turned into round pebbles by the actions of the tide.
Looking across the Thames.