The Estate

The Merchant Line

Coming Soon!

A new and exciting public realm feature is to be introduced to More London Place. We are excited to unveil plans for The Merchant Line.

The Merchant Line consists of a cast bronze strip approximately 250 meters in length with an organic, rippling texture representing the River Thames. London Bridge City’s rich maritime trading history as part of The Upper Pool of London will be referenced throughout. This will represent a new architectural feature showcasing the very best of design and craftsmanship, alongside a fascinating insight into the heyday of maritime trade in the area.

It is said that at it's height, London Bridge City's docks were so busy it was possible to cross the entire width of the Thames by walking from ship to ship!

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IMPORTS AND EXPORTS

Research for the feature was conducted at the Southwark History Library as well as The National Archives in Kew. Much of the information came directly from Port of London Authority Books. We have done our best to represent the huge variety of goods and locations importing and exporting from the area stretching from the UK, Europe and beyond. Visit the information panels located at either end of the installation to learn more about The Upper Pool.

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