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The Area

The Area

The Area

Tower Tandoori has been a part of the Tower Bridge Road and Bermondsey community since 1978. We love to discover new things about the area and always promote the rich heritage and historical aspects or our area the best we can.

Here’s some interesting historical facts we thought you might like to know:

-The total cost of constructing the Tower Bridge was £1,184,000, which is equivalent to £100 million as of 2013! (Which is equivalent to 4 million meals at Tower Tandoori)

-Bermondsey was host to London’s first passenger railway terminus in 1836, from Spa Road, as part of the London Bridge to Greenwich line.

-St Mary Magdalen is a Grade II listed parish church and is the oldest building in Bermondsey. The interesting tombstones include the Rolls family (of Rolls Royce), and the Gaitskells who are in this church.

-Bermondsey was once a major centre of industry hosting large scale industries such as: shipbuilding, engineering, carriage, shipping and food-processing industries. It had Europe’s largest leather industry, the largest hatters and largest brewer in the world. It was the home to many household brand names such as: Jacobs Cream Crackers, Cross and Blackwell, Hartley’s Jam, Courage Beer, Sarsens Vinegar, Pearce Duff, Spiller’s dog biscuits and Peak Frean Biscuits. Hartley’s Jams established a factory on Rothsay Street in 1902 and employed over 2,000 people.

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