Tower Beach

Did you know there was once a beach by the Tower of London?!

It’s true! In 1934 King George V (who loved a seaside holiday) decreed that a beach should be created for the children of Stepney and all of London. It was very popular and well-used until it closed in 1971.

Our volunteer Martha Snooks has fond memories…

“My first memories of the seaside was the Tower of London. Mum would take a packed lunch for us all and we’d have a big bucket and spade and dig up the sand’.