Category Archives: /Thames

Enderby’s Wharf

Above: Enderby’s Wharf in August 1963. The cable-laying ship ‘Mercury’ is moored alongside being loaded with a new cable being made in the nearby factory. Over the centuries, a large number of wharves have been developed along the banks of … Continue reading

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Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich

Above: Looking east at the front of the Trafalgar Tavern. Before explaining the history of the tavern, it should be mentioned that Greenwich became a sort of ‘seaside resort’ for Victorians on Bank Holidays. Until the early 19th century, various … Continue reading

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Greenwich Palace

Above: A 17th-century painting (probably made shortly before the Tudor palace was demolished). The view looks NW from a hill in Greenwich Park. The River Thames is beside the buildings of the old palace and, in the far distance (just … Continue reading

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Greenwich Overview

Above: Some of the many elegant houses still to be seen in Croom’s Hill today. This land described here describes only the old Metropolitan Borough of Greenwich. The original settlement called Greenwich was on land beside the Thames. The first … Continue reading

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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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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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Newfoundland Quay

Above: Newfoundland Quay (in the centre of the view) photographed in April 2019 from near the entrance to Canary Wharf Underground Station. The DLR runs on a bridge across the remaining part of Middle Dock. Every time you visit Canary … Continue reading

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