Subterranean rivers of London
The subterranean or underground rivers of London are the tributaries of the River Thames and River Lea that were built over during the growth of the metropolis of London. The rivers now flow through underground culverts.
Subterranean rivers in LondonEdit
North of the River Thames
- The Walbrook
- The River Fleet, the largest; see Fleet Street
- The River Tyburn
- The Tyburn Brook
- Hackney Brook
- The River Moselle
- Muswell Stream
- The River Westbourne
- Counter's Creek
- Stamford Brook
- River Brent (partly underground)
- River Rom (partly underground)
South of the River Thames
In June 2008, the office of Mayor of London published outline plans to reinstate some underground rivers. In January 2009, a partnership among the Environment Agency, Natural England, The River Restoration Centre, and the Greater London Authority set out a strategy for putting this into effect by creating the London Rivers Action Plan.
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