Trinity Charter Plaque
This plaque reads:-
Trinity House is the general lighthouse authority for England, Wales and the Channel Islands; A deep sea pilotage authority that also administers charitable funds mostly connected with seafarers.
The first Trinity House was at Deptford and then at Ratcliffe and Stepney in the 16th and 17th centuries. In 1660, Trinity House moved to Water Lane, the building being destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666 and subsequently rebuilt. It was destroyed by fire again in 1715 and the Corporation moved to the present site in 1795. Trinity House was partially destroyed by enemy action in 1940 and rebuilt in 1953."
Trinity House is the building to the right of this picture. Trinity House can be found almost immediately outside Tower Hill underground station.
The Tower Hill Memorial
The Tower Hill Memorial commemorates 35788 men and women of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets who died in both World Wars and who have no known grave.
The First World War monument, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, was constructed from 1927 to 1928 and built of Portland sand stone.
After WWII the garden section, designed by architect Sir Edward Maufe, was added as the Second World War Memorial what was unveiled in 1955.
The Memorial Register may be consulted at Trinity House Corporation, Trinity Square (Cooper's Row entrance).
Opening times: 8AM - half a hour before dusk.
Welcome to my London
"Westminster at dusk"
Where possible, I have placed pictures and information together that are in the same area. For instance, the Tower of London, Trinity House, Tower Bridge and the Millenium Wheel are all a short walk from Tower Hill tube station, so they are together at the start of my general tips.
For more information than you can possibly take in about London, visit the website visitlondon but please look and rate my tips first!*
"Sunset along the Thames"
The Thames runs roughly east to west, so if there is a sunset, it generally creates a nice photo opportunity along the river.
I don't know if you have guessed but I love sunsets and the views that you get. Don't always just look toward the sun at dusk, look around you. This picture was taken while the sun was going down and shows the reflection that was caused by the sunset on the buildings towards the east, in London.
A Walk Through London
"A Three hour walk through the city of London"
This walk can be taken ever on a week day or on the weekend, at the weekend the city is very quite but alot of the pubs and cafe are closed so take your own food and drink!
Start the walk at Towerhill underground station walk down the steps directly ahead and too your left you can see the statue of Emperor Trajan erected here in 1980 behind him is a large piece of the old London wall which incircled the original city, the tiled lower part of the wall dates back the roman occupation.
return back up the stairs and step onto the raised viewing area to take a great look at the tower of London. Built in 1098 by William the Conqueror, it has been a palace, fortress, a mint and a zoo, plus of course a prison for the likes of Ann Boleyn, Guy Fawkes, Lady Jane Gray, Thomas More, and Walter Raliegh. Also within view is Tower Bridge built by John Wolf Barry in 1894, the strange bulging buliding on the opposite (south) bank of the river is the headquarters of the Lord mayor of London Ken Livingston
Come off the veiwing platform and turn left ahead is the monument for the merchant seaman lost in the two world wars, walk through and just ahead is a small plaque on the pavement showing the location of the scaffold where many executions took place,
Behind you and across the road is the church All Hallows Barking and is
supposedly the burial place of Richard the Lionheart, The diarist Samuel Pepys climbed to the top of the church and witnessed the great fire of london in 1666,
Turn back around too see the large building infront of you which is Trinity House built 1793 is the principal authority in erecting and maintaining lighthouses, Walk up Trinity Square and turn left into savage gardens and then the next left into Pepys street