View across the River Thames from Rotherhithe over to Canary Wharf. Canary Wharf Pier is visible down on the water, and it’s here that the Thames Clipper docks with commuters coming from up and downriver to work at Canary Wharf. The tallest building in the image is One Canada Square, also visible are 25 Canada […]
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The Isle of Dogs, formed by a huge meander of the River Thames in the east end of London, was once known as Stepney Marsh. Originally drained in the 13th century, it was not until 1802, with the opening of West India Docks, that large-scale industrial infrastructure was built on the reclaimed land. The East India Docks were constructed soon after, followed by Millwall Dock in 1868. At its peak the Isle was home to over twenty thousand inhabitants, mainly working in docks or in nearby Greenwich. Unable to handle the large containers used in modern shipping the docks gradually closed, and by 1980 they had all gone. Today the Isle of Dogs is predominantly known as the home of the Canary Wharf development. One Canada Square, once the tallest building in the UK until the arrival of the Shard, stands proudly at the centre of London’s second financial district.
Canary Wharf was built on the old West India Docks in the Isle of Dogs. With the advent of major container ships in the 1960s, the docks, which were suitable only for smaller vessels, had steadily declined and by 1980 had closed entirely. The area has been reinvented as a major London business district, with […]
This image was shot as part of a commission for the cable car across the Thames, the Emirates Air Line. It was captured near Royal Victoria Docks and takes in a huge view across South and East London, and distant landmarks like the QEII Bridge at Dartford. You can zoom in and explore in detail […]
London cityscape panorama with views from the south of the city across to the Isle of Dogs, Canary Wharf and Greenwich with the O2 Arena (Millennium Dome) visible. The construction of the new Pan Peninsula Towers is almost complete.
This panorama shows the views over London from The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. The Naval College site was planned out by Sir Christopher Wren for use as a home for retired sailors. Now the Naval College themselves have moved on, the palladian building is used by the University of Greenwich and Trinity College of […]