Thames Street

Custom House

20 Lower Thames Street, EC3Built: 1812-17; central bay rebuilt 1825-28Architect:  David Laing; rebuilt section Sir Robert SmirkeLocation:  Lower Thames StreetListing:  Grade I  (1972) The current Custom House was built in the 1810s to Laing’s design, following a fire that destroyed… Read More »Custom House

Billingsgate Market

16 Lower Thames Street, EC3Built:  1874-78Architect:  Sir Horace JonesLocation:  Lower Thames StreetListing:  Grade II (1980) The former home of Billingsgate Market presents two noble, elongated frontages along Lower Thames Street and, of course, the River Thames itself.  The external aspects,… Read More »Billingsgate Market

Vintners Hall

68 Upper Thames Street, EC4Built:  1908-10 (atop the original 1671-75 fabric and 1821 modifications)Architect:  Alexander Henry Kersey  (17th century portion possibly Edward Jerman)Location:  Upper Thames StreetListing:  Grade I  (1950) Ownership of this site by the Vintners probably goes back to… Read More »Vintners Hall

Watermen’s Hall

16 St Mary-at-Hill, EC3Built:  1778-80Architect:  William BlackburnLocation:  Lower Thames StreetListing:  Grade II*  (1950) The Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames was founded in 1514 under an Act of Parliament.   It remains the only ancient City guild… Read More »Watermen’s Hall