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From Royal Highway to Common Sewer: The River Thames and its Architecture

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In this lecture by architectural historian Simon Thurley will discuss the Thames, Simon is visiting Professor of the Built Environment at Gresham College.

The Thames is the reason that London is where it is and the river has had a decisive influence on the growth of the city since Roman times. For 500 years it was the only reliable way to move about, but in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries changes came that were to alter the face of London and transform our relationship with the river.