The Tower of London foreshore

The Tower of London foreshore (HM27IE)

Location: London, England EC3R Greater London
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 30.454', W 0° 4.693'

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William the Conqueror began the Tower of London close to the riverside, to stop invaders coming up the Thames. The foreshore was originally an open beach, but as London developed, wharves and warehouses were built to serve its growing trading economy. In the 20th century it became a popular bathing beach for Londoners.
From 1934 to 1939, and 1946 to 1971, the foreshore became the 'Tower of London Children's Beach'. Cheaper than a trip to the real seaside, a visit to the Tower's beach was a real treat for Londoners. It now opens for two days every summer as part of National Archaeology Week, when people can hunt for archaeological treasure.
HM NumberHM27IE
Placed ByCommonwealth War Graves Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 4:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 702755 N 5710318
Decimal Degrees51.50756667, -0.07821667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 30.454', W 0° 4.693'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 30' 27.24" N, 0° 4' 41.58" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Three Quays Walk, London England EC3R, GB
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