A bit later than my normal fare but an interesting story nonetheless…

In the 11th century, Westminster became the centre of government, at first of England and then of the whole of the United Kingdom. It seems incredible that no bridge was built here until 1750. Until then Old London Bridge was the only permanent river crossing in the central London area…

http://www.londonhistorians.org/index.php?s=file_download&id=8

From a fascinating site about our capital…

http://www.londonhistorians.org/?s=articles

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