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31 May 2009

Sit in an alcove of old London Bridge

Most people know the story of how the old London Bridge was sold to a town in Arizona in the 1960s, but that bridge had only been there around 130 years and had replaced the more famous medieval bridge which linked North and South banks for around 500 years.

The pedestrian alcoves, added in a 1760 refurbishment to allow users of the bridge space to sit and take stock during their journeys across the Thames were relocated, as any self-respecting East London geek will know, to the Eastern fringes of Victoria Park in 1860, following the 1831 destruction of the old bridge, and they are now simple park seats.

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