Monthly Archives: June 2018

Worcester House, Stepney Green

Above: Print of the Gatehouse, with entrance gateway, of Worcester House, published in 1791. The open ground in front is part of Stepney Green. By the end of 2018, London will have a new railway called Crossrail during its construction … Continue reading

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St George in the East, The Highway

Above: View from the SE of the church which is surrounded by its large churchyard. This church stands between The Highway and Cable Street which run almost parallel to each other. Cable Street is an old street whose line is … Continue reading

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St Paul, The Highway, Shadwell

Above: The church of St Paul, Shadwell, seen in the winter time surrounded by the trees in the churchyard across Shadwell Basin. Working east from the Tower of London, beside the riverfront of Stepney in medieval times, was once the … Continue reading

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Ratcliff Cross Stairs

Above: Looking east towards Canary Wharf at the causeway. The image was taken at low tide in April 1998. The site of Ratcliff Cross Stairs is one of the most historic anywhere along the Thames and yet the lonely site … Continue reading

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St Katharine Docks

Above: Looking north in West Dock which is now used to moor Thames Sailing Barges, along with other vessels. The original Victorian warehouses along the left of the view were demolished and new buildings were rebuilt in the same style … Continue reading

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Green Bridge, Mile End Park

Above: Looking at the east side of the bridge from the pavement below. The bridge crosses the busy Mile End Road. The bridge, which also has grass, flowers, a cycle track and a footpath running over it, is the centrepiece … Continue reading

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Captain Kidd pub, Wapping High Street

Above: The pub, with white window frames and its beer garden to the right. The large elegant warehouse to the left was also part of St John’s Wharf and has been converted into apartments. Whether you gaze across the Thames … Continue reading

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Limehouse Link Tunnel

Above: Looking east across land situated on the north side of Limehouse Basin while the Limehouse Link  Tunnel was being constructed. A large trench can be seen, supported by large rusty iron girders running above the tunnel. The tunnel was constructed … Continue reading

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Regent’s Canal at Stepney

Above: Looking north at Regent’s Canal where it is crossed by a bridge carrying the railway from Essex to Fenchurch Street Station. The Regent’s Canal – as its name implies – was constructed at the time of the Prince Regent. … Continue reading

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St John, Scandrett Street, Wapping

Above: Looking north along Scandrett Street from the junction with Wapping High Street at the elegant church tower. The old churchyard is on the left. In 1617 a Chapel of Ease to St Dunstan, Stepney, was created at Wapping. The Chapel … Continue reading

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