THAMES STREET, divided into Lower and Upper Thames Street, is a road
City of London
Looking east down Thames Street, at the
Thames Street is mentioned in the diary of
In the culture of the twentieth-century, the street is probably best remembered for its place in T. S. Eliot 's The Waste Land : O city city, I can sometimes hear Beside a public bar in Lower Thames Street, The pleasant whining of a mandoline And a clatter and a chatter from within Where fishmen lounge at noon: where the walls Of Magnus Martyr hold Inexplicable splendor of Ionian white and gold.
At 101 Lower Thames Street, remains of a Roman bath were excavated. They are preserved in the cellar of the modern building on the site.
Little evidence of the street's history remains, in a large part due
to the Blitz and post-War redevelopment, and it now contains many
office buildings, including the headquarters of the Daily Express