Victorian London - Thames - Description of the Thames - Upper and Lower Pool

POOL (THE) is that part of the Thames between London Bridge and Cuckold'sPoint, where colliers and other vessels lie at anchor. From London Bridge to King's-Head-stairs at Rotherhithe, is called the Upper Pool; from King's-Head-stairs to Cuckold's Point, the Lower Pool

Peter Cunningham, Hand-Book of London, 1850