For Sale: Table Made From Old London Bridge

By M@ Last edited 101 months ago
For Sale: Table Made From Old London Bridge


A small table made from the ancient timbers of Old London Bridge is to be sold at auction. The oak furniture was hewn from the foundations of the old bridge after its demolition in 1833. That dates the material back to at least 1176 when construction began. The table is expected to fetch around £3000 when it goes on sale in Edinburgh on Wednesday. Those with shallower pockets can find remnants of the bridge dotted around London. Stone alcoves from the bridge decorate both Victoria Park and Guy's campus, and a large coat of arms from a bridge archway hangs above the door to the Kings Arms on Newcomen Street. Know of any other remnants?

Last Updated 28 June 2010