14 Fun Facts About the River Thames: A 15-Minute Book by Jeannie Meekins
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts.
Approx. 2,580 words.
Published on September 7, 2012 by
Nonfiction » Children's Books » People & Places / Europe.
The River Thames has a colorful history. It was a river highway before railways and roads were built. It brought flood, disease and death to thousands of Londoners. Today it contains over 80 islands, 200 bridges, 20 tunnels, 45 locks, six public ferries and one ford. Yet it still reminds us of its history with an average of one body a week being found in its waters. Find out more in this fun book.