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The British TV show "New Tricks" ( Cold Case Detectives) in one of the late seasons had an episode that included the "lost" rivers in it's plot line. It is worth seeing. It may still be on the backlog of PBS or one of the British online networks.

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Yep, there used to be a number of tributaries running into the Thames, now covered over.
I guess they used to just put the sewage into the tributaries and they ended up in the Thames. After complaints from Rick and his Disciples (and I'm one of 'em), they stopped doing that.
Fascinating geographical history of an area we usually think of in its totally urbanized state, but of course it wasn't always so.

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JC and Emma, thanks so much for the links! This is so interesting!

The Mithraem has been on my perpetual "To-Do" list for London for several years. Sometime I'll get there! Meanwhile, I'll try to get to the exhibit at the Docklands.

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Mudlarking and a Met Magic Crimes division? Proving Samuel Johnson is still right!

I went to this exhibition today. It’s small but very interesting. And free.

I’m a big fan of the Museum of London Docklands, and it makes a fun day out via DLR from Bank or Tower Gateway.

However because I had loads of time today I did it by a fascinating slow route - taking the number 15 bus from Charing Cross past St Paul’s and the Tower and all the way through the East End of London, then a short walk from Poplar to the Museum. About an hour’s journey but endlessly interesting.

The Canary Wharf area is so unlike the rest of London that it’s always fun to take a look.

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ThisPersonWhoWritesStuff - interesting journey and details duly noted for my next trip! Right or left side of the bus, lol?

Pam, it depends where you can get a seat.

But seriously I’m a huge fan of just jumping on a London bus (normal bus not HoHo) and riding it either till the end of the line or to a point where there’s a tube or DLR station to use for the return journey.