Well, it’s hard to imagine now, because the Fleet is underground for most of its lower length, but Henry VIII once had a palace here, where the Fleet flows into the Thames. Bridewell Palace was favoured by him early in his reign, but later became the notorious Bridewell Prison, on account of which many institutions are similarly named around the world. I found the above illustration at countrylife.
According to this article the palace was first turned into a prison in 1553, which would mean around the time of the renowned Copperplate Map of medieval London, as shown below:
Another view , circa 1660:
And a Victorian reconstruction:
Considering it was such a prime site, one wonders why Henry VIII didn’t simply have it pulled down and replaced with something more to his liking?
And should you be wondering, go to this piece to see what the lower reaches of the Fleet look like today.