Monthly Archives: May 2019

Island Gardens

Above: Island Gardens with Greenwich riverfront in the background. Island Gardens is a public park located at the southern end of the Isle of Dogs. The Isle of Dogs is usually just called ‘The Island’ by the locals and so … Continue reading

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Christ Church, Cubitt Town

Above: Christ Church with its attractive spire. The locality on the Isle of Dogs called Cubitt Town lies to the SE. It was named after William Cubitt, Lord Mayor of London (1860–62) who was responsible for the development of the … Continue reading

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Cascades Tower

Above: Cascades Tower with its sloping side. In the 1980s, when the London Docklands Development Corporation (LDDC) was only just starting it had the task of creating a ‘new world’ in the derelict Docklands area. Londoners became used to tall … Continue reading

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Centurione I (Public Art)

The Canary Wharf Estate prides itself on the large numbers of pieces of public art that it has acquired over approximately three decades of its existence. The public art can be seen in the squares, beside the roads and paths, … Continue reading

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St Mary, Stratford le Bow

Above: Looking east at the church along the footpath in the churchyard on the island site in the centre of Bow Road. Before we go any further, it may be useful to explain that this church stands on an island … Continue reading

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Bow Bridge

Above: One of the few early prints of the second stone bridge over the River Lea. The first Bow Bridge is said to have been the first stone bridge built in England. It was built around 1110 across the River … Continue reading

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Milestone at Bow Road

Above: Milestone on the north side of Bow Road. The subject of milestones is an interesting one – probably more interesting than you might think. Many people believe that milestones were an early form of way-marking for those using the … Continue reading

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Langdon Park DLR Station

Above: Looking at the DLR station on the eastern side. The tall structure with vertical slats is one of two similar pedestrian lift towers connecting with the footbridge. This DLR station is a relative newcomer to the line that runs … Continue reading

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Limehouse Cut

Above: Looking NE at the Limehouse Cut from the towpath. A quick look at any street map of East London shows that the Regent’s Canal was cut only a short distance from the River Lea. The Regent’s Canal was cut … Continue reading

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Chrisp Street Market

Above: A small part of the market showing its 1950s design. Chrisp Street is a turning off the north side of East India Dock Road, almost opposite the entrance to All Saints DLR Station. In Victorian times, like many streets … Continue reading

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