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Canary Wharf from Greenwich Park

The above view was taken in October 2020 while standing near the old Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park. The northern end of Greenwich Park is low-lying, being only a short distance from the Thames. Walking in a southerly direction, the … Continue reading

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Victoria Deep Water Terminal

Above: Looking south on the wharf. Greenwich Park is on the horizon. Victoria Deep Water Terminal was built on land known as Victoria Wharf. The name ‘Victoria Wharf’ is shown on the Ordnance Survey maps for 1944-69. The name ‘Victoria … Continue reading

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Lovell’s Wharf Footpath

Above: Looking west along the footpath by evening light in 1975. In the 1960s and 1970s, the riverside footpath at Greenwich was a really magical place. Walking east from Greenwich Pier, you passed in front of the Royal Naval College … Continue reading

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Greenwich Wharves in the 1960s (Background Page)

Above: Map of the riverfront at Greenwich, showing the approximate position of some of the well-known wharves. At the time of writing, most of them have already changed beyond recognition (Click on image to enlarge to 1280×800). If you like … Continue reading

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Tower Bridge from Greenwich Park

Above: Tower Bridge from Greenwich Park taken in June 1999. It happens that the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral is in line with Tower Bridge and the park. In the foreground, the two large vessels are moored at Convoy’s Wharf, … Continue reading

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Greenwich Foot Tunnel

Above: The domed entrance to the foot tunnel at the Greenwich end. There is an identical structure near Island Gardens. There are plenty of ways for a pedestrian to cross the River Thames. As well as the many road bridges, … Continue reading

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Grange, Greenwich, The

Above: The exterior of the private house, photographed from Croom’s Hill. One of the oldest – and certainly one of the most interesting – thoroughfares in Greenwich is Croom’s Hill. At one time it would have been a steep, narrow … Continue reading

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Charlton House

Above: The attractive front of the house and gardens. London has very few Jacobean buildings and Charlton House is one of the finest to be found. If you are wondering about the term ‘Jacobean’, it refers to a short period … Continue reading

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Greenwich Station

Above: The elegant exterior of the ticket hall at Greenwich Station. Greenwich Station is situated towards the western side of Greenwich, only a short distance from the River Ravensbourne. In 1836 the first part of the London and Greenwich Railway … Continue reading

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Wolfe, James (Statue)

Above: Statue of Wolfe in Greenwich Park. He looks north towards the Thames. Canary Wharf Tower is the backdrop to this picture. James Wolfe is someone who is very much connected with Greenwich. This connection often comes as a surprise … Continue reading

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