London Bridge Mural (2008)

Located at Southbank of river Thames on the railings by Hayes Galleria, this mosaic was created by teams of volunteers including young people in trouble with the law.

It depicts medieval London Bridge with its houses, shops, chapels and defences at a time when it was considered a wonder of the world. The bridge was burned down in the great fire of London in 1666 and never regained its notoriety and character, although the new bridge was more efficient in carrying goods and people. Journeys across the old bridge could take over one hour, with people jostling every inch of space and travellers often accosted for unscrupulous payment.