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Borders of Shad Thames – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Clear boundaries surround Shad Thames, heightening its distinctive character. To the north and east is water - the River Thames and St Saviours Dock. The waterside location led to Shad Thames becoming a centre for warehousing and brewing from the 18th century onwards, which has left an impressive architectural legacy. By contrast, the west and south edges are bounded by busy roads; yet immediately you turn your back on them, Shad Thames has the intimacy of a village.

Join us to discover how boundaries impact on this special space. We begin with hospitality and an introduction to the area at The Dixon, where we also hear about converting a former Magistrates Court into a leading-edge hotel. We then explore the area on foot, stopping at Tower Bridge Court to learn about the planned refurbishment of this large office building. Continuing our walk, we look at private and public spaces along the streets and waterside, ending at Anise Gallery on Shad Thames. Our conversations will help you decide for yourself if boundaries in Shad Thames - tangible or intangible, real or imagined – determine who lives, works and visits here, and how these boundaries affect the lives of those who do.

08 June 2019

10:30 -12:30

Admission: FREE

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Image: St Saviours Dock by Rob Wilkinson


The Dixon Hotel

211 Tooley Street SE1 2JX

020 3959 2900

Enter via the main entrance on Tooley Street and you will be directed to our meeting space.