To arrive in London via the Thames is to leap straight into England’s heart. Perhaps no other force has had so powerful an impact on the nation’s past. Legend goes that the first human to live on the river was a Trojan prince named Brutus, who ousted a local community of giants. Believe that or not, it’s certainly true that, around 50AD, the Romans stormed in. Pouncing on the Thames’s prime location for trade, they founded the lively settlement of Londinium and laid down the city’s first bridge, where London Bridge is today.
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