Looking on an old 1952 map of Southwark and Bermondsey, the intimate nature of the streets next to the river is very apparent. If we think of streets running parallel to the river Thames with walkways overhead we think maybe of Shad Thames, which still retains some of its original character. It is easy to forget that most of the streets by the river were once like this. There are overhead walkways in Clink Street, even around the corner from Southwark Cathedral at New Hibernia Wharf. Bankside is the same, as is Bermondsey Wall. It is also interesting to note the amount of 'ruins' - evidently bomb sites. This part of London was heavily bombed because of all its important industries and factories.