Let us begin in Rotherhithe, which has more visible monuments to the story than anywhere in London. This is where master mariner Christopher Jones lived and worked, where his crew were recruited and where the ship was finally broken up for timbers. Rotherhithe has a long history with the sea and sailing, from the early trading days, to being the London home port of the Mayflower ship. Today there remain links with the sea and the river, from churches to Scandinavian sailors to the first tunnel under the Thames.
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