‘Hungerford Suspension Bridge, by Brunel, is a marvel of modern mechanical ingenuity.. This is the great central focus of the passenger traffic of the Thames..’, says Mr Bradshaw.
‘Waterloo Bridge’, says Mr Bradshaw, ‘was commenced in 1809 and opened with great state in 1817 on the anniversary of the battle from which it takes its name. A million of money was expended in this structure, which Canova has … Continued
‘Blackfriars Bridge, which is the next reached, has had its architectural beauty somewhat spoiled by the removal of the balustrades and the substitution of a plain parapet….There is a fine view here of St Paul’s…’ says Mr Bradshaw, but today … Continued
After savouring the delights of London Mr Bradshaw offers ‘A complete steamboat companion for summer excursions, Hampton Court to the Nore’. Part I is upriver. In 1895 a steamer left London Bridge at 10.00am in the summer, calling at all … Continued
‘…Through Bishop’s Walk, whence across the river an excellent view can be gained of the New Houses of Parliament, and Stangate, a famous spot for boat-builders, we come to the Westminster Bridge Road, at the commencement of which is Astley’s … Continued
I last lingered at Waterloo Station, noticing that it is raised above road level. ‘..Indeed,’ says Mr Bradshaw, ‘it hardly needs the occasional incursions of the river to remind the water-side inhabitants that this now dense and widely-spreading region was once … Continued