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Bankside and Borough


Let London Undone lead you through the narrow cobbled streets of Bankside running parallel to the river. This neighbourhood’s fortunes have risen and fallen like the Thames tide. Once the home of brothels, bear baiting pits and playhouses the Bankside has also been home of palaces, prisons and heavy industry. Today, buildings from its past have been transformed into new spaces and Bankside has grown into an exciting artistic and creative borough complete with food markets, theatres and art galleries whose high street happens to be the River Thames.

“I came to London. It has become the centre of my world and I had worked hard to come to it. And I was lost.”

V.S. Naipaul

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