London is an incredible city with a fascinating past and an exciting future. We’ve written bits and pieces about London from it’s big builds to it’s transport developments, London is changing it up. We wanted to take the opportunity to give you the lowdown on some of our favourite London features!
There are 33 bridges in total which cross the Thames within the limits of London. But, this is one of our favourites the world famous Waterloo Bridge.
It started with plans for an underground tunnel known as the Thames Tunnel in 1825 which stretched between Wapping and Rotherhithe. This then inspired Charles Pearson, a solicitor for the City of London, to suggest an underground train system.
"The London Underground inspired other underground train systems across the world."
In the 1850s, the local government granted permission for the Metropolitan Line to be constructed.
There have been on and off plans for some time to extend the Bakerloo line southbound toward Croydon, connecting the South East of London to the rest of the system. If completed this will be a huge benefit to South Londoners, who for many years, have relied on the overground and buses.
There are a number of potential routes including ones running through Peckham, New Cross and Crystal Palace.
"A Bakerloo line extension could improve the lives of thousands of South Londoners."
Mayor Sadiq Khan announced recently plans to build 10,000 affordable council homes for Londoners. For some of the most vulnerable people in our city this could be the difference between life and death.
Not only would these plans improve the lives of thousands of Londoners but it would also create much needed jobs for the construction industry in London and boost the local economy.
"10,000 new council homes would create construction industry jobs in London and boost the local economy."
Fantastic news for everyone.
The future of London is a bright one. From small beginnings as a series of farms and a Roman bridge, to a city spanning a 26 miles and always growing. Bobtrade is proud to call London its home,