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 London
North of the River Thames
- The Walbrook
- The River Fleet, the largest; see Fleet Street
- The 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
- Earl's Sluice
- The River Peck
- The River Neckinger
- The River Effra
- The Falconbrook
- The Graveney River
- The River Quaggy (part subterranean)
- The Beverley Brook (part subterranean)
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.
- Blue Ribbon Network – the major waterways of London
- List of rivers of England
- London sewerage system
- Subterranean London
- Subterranean river
- Tributaries of the River Thames
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