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Thames Street, London
THAMES STREET, divided into Lower and Upper Thames Street, is a road in the City of London
City of London
, the historic and financial centre of London
. It forms part of the busy A3211 route (prior to being rebuilt as a major thoroughfare in the late 1960s, it was the B132) from Tower Hill to Westminster
. The London
Bridge underpass marks the divide between Upper and Lower Thames Street, with Lower to the east and Upper to the west. HISTORY Looking east down Thames Street, at the London
Bridge underpass, in c.‚ÄČ1965 (left) and in 2013 (right). The street has clearly become a major thoroughfare in today's City of London. Thames Street is mentioned in the diary of Samuel Pepys
Samuel Pepys
. The first mention of the road, however, is from 1013 when the Custom-house was founded on the street. During the reign of King Henry VIII , the street contained the London
residences of many courtiers, including that of William Compton , where Henry VIII allegedly met his mistresses . In the culture of the twentieth-century, the street is probably best remembered for its place in T. S

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