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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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Limekiln Dock

Above: Looking across the Thames at the mouth of Limekiln Dock at low tide. The large building on the right is a modern block of apartments called Dundee Wharf. Crossing the mouth of the inlet is Limekiln Dock Footbridge. The … Continue reading

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St Dunstan, Stepney

Above: The church of St Dunstan surrounded by its large churchyard. The elegant church stands surrounded by its large churchyard, just a short distance north of Limehouse Station and Limehouse DLR Station. Walking around the extensive churchyard – which is … Continue reading

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Tower Hamlets – Walls, Banks and Dykes

Above: The unusual name for a street which runs west of Wapping Lane. A quick glance at the map of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets will reveal that it has a very long boundary with the Thames. Most of … Continue reading

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