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17 October 2018Isle of Dogs including West India Dock, Limehouse Museum and Canary Wharf
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Isle of Dogs including West India Dock, Limehouse Museum and Canary Wharf
Wednesday 17 October 2018

The Isle of Dogs is situated some distance downriver from the City of London. It is an area in the East End of London that is bounded on three sides (east, south and west) by one of the largest meanders in the River Thames. The area was originally sparsely populated marshland before its drainage and planting in the 13th century. A catastrophic flood occurred in 1488, resulting in the area returning to its previous marshy condition. This was not reversed until Dutch engineers re-drained it in the 17th century

The northern boundary has never been clearly or consistently defined but many accept it to be the (former) line of the West India South Dock. The name Isle of Dogs had no official status until 1987, with the creation of the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood by Tower Hamlets London Borough Council.

After the building of the Docks (especially the West India Docks and the adjacent City Canal), and with an increasing population, locals increasingly referred to the area as The Island. This area includes Millwall, Cubitt Town, and Blackwall. The south of the isle opposite Greenwich was once known as North Greenwich, now applied to the area around the Millennium Dome on the Greenwich Peninsula.

 

Source: Wikipedia

Includes West India Dock, Limehouse Museum and Canary Wharf

Price £39.00, includes coach and driver's tip AND guided tour by Andrew Davies

More about the visit:

Leaving  Knoll Road at 9 o’clock we will be met by our guide Andrew Davies.
We will get a  map of the area.
First stop is the Museum of London Docklands.
London’s Docklands lie to the east of the city of London and are mostly north of the River Thames .They stretch from Tower Bridge
to Woolwich and are the legacy of the trading power of the Empire.
The docks went into decline after the second world war.
We will visit the Isle of Dogs the Canary Wharf financial district, including West Indian Docks.

Don't miss this opportunity.

You can still get a place. Pay by BACS using your Surname as the reference. Email Uta Barnhill (uta@thebarnhills.co.uk) to let her know you have paid. SORT CODE: 30-91-53 ACCOUNT No.: 03457886