Victorian London - Publications - History - The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896 - View up the river from Tower Bridge (High Level)

View up the river from Tower Bridge (High Level) - photograph


An ascent of the Tower Bridge to the high-level footways between the towers is well worth making for the sake of the view. These footways, which are accessible by the lifts or by the stairs, are 140 feet above Trinity high-water mark. Our picture shows the panorama looking towards St. Paul's Cathedral, whose dome and towers are conspicuous afar off. Near at hand, to the right, is the Tower, with the Traitors' Gate; beyond it the Customs House, with its stately fašade and broad quay, and the Monument rising behind; further on is Billingsgate Fish Market, with the Dutch shrimpers moored off it; then come London Bridge and the South Eastern Railway bridge, and the roof of Cannon Street Station. The towers and steeples of a score of churches, in addition to the Cathedral, may be seen on a clear day.