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aerial photograph of Thames Street London showing the banks of the River Thames around Upper Thames Street and Lower Thames street. In Roman times this part of London contained the Roman Baths and many Quays along the riverside which back then followed the line of Thames Street. The area is rich in history. A customs house was built here in 1013 and Henry VIII used to meet his mistress at a Courtiers house on this street. Most of the historic buildings were lost in the Blitz, however Old Billingsgate Market built in 1875 still stands and can be seen in the photo. Overlooked by the Walkie Talkie building , sporting its square temporary netting sunshade after sun reflections from its concave front allegedly damaged vehicles below.
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