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UK’s widest Tunnel Boring Machine on its way to East London
UK’s widest Tunnel Boring Machine on its way to East London

UK’s widest Tunnel Boring Machine on its way to East London

The UK's widest tunnel boring machine (TBM) has passed its factory acceptance tests, and will shortly be shipped from the factory in Germany to the UK, to arrive in East London and start digging the Silvertown road tunnel under the Thames.

Dec
21
2021
Tickets Alert: Sonic Ray across the Thames
Tickets Alert: Sonic Ray across the Thames

Tickets Alert: Sonic Ray across the Thames

Take a boat ride across the Thames following a laser beam that's carrying music to the far shore.

Sep
01
2021
Greenwich Peninsula art – the Optic Cloak and a Pinch in Time
Greenwich Peninsula art – the Optic Cloak and a Pinch in Time

Greenwich Peninsula art – the Optic Cloak and a Pinch in Time

Most people who pass within a mile or so of North Greenwich or the eastern side of the Isle of Dogs are likely to have seen a shimmering steel tower on the Greenwich Peninsula.

Apr
14
2021
There’s a pink tube train in North Greenwich
There’s a pink tube train in North Greenwich

There’s a pink tube train in North Greenwich

I think this can only qualify as OMG MY EYES -- there's a fake tube train carriage that has been decorated in a style that can serve only one purpose -- to burn the retinas in your eyeballs.

Oct
20
2020
Sci-Fi style scale model of North Greenwich
Sci-Fi style scale model of North Greenwich

Sci-Fi style scale model of North Greenwich

An exhibition space in North Greenwich has a scale model of what the area could look like in the future - and it seems to be modeled on a Science Fiction show.

Mar
31
2020
The Tide, Greenwich’s pointless folly
The Tide, Greenwich’s pointless folly

The Tide, Greenwich’s pointless folly

If someone said, design me something pointless then cover it in hype, then The Tide in Greenwich would be the result.

Dec
24
2019
The less than iconic Icon Outlet at the O2
The less than iconic Icon Outlet at the O2

The less than iconic Icon Outlet at the O2

You're a huge tent with large numbers of visitors thronging to see the latest instagram star, so what could be better than a long row of designer retailers to drain even more money from their wallets?

Nov
26
2019
North Greenwich tube station could be rebuilt
North Greenwich tube station could be rebuilt

North Greenwich tube station could be rebuilt

Less than two decades after it opened, plans to partially demolish and rebuild North Greenwich tube station have been unveiled.

Feb
02
2017
Five new river crossings announced by the Mayor
Five new river crossings announced by the Mayor

Five new river crossings announced by the Mayor

The Mayor of London has outlined aspirations for a number of new river crossings in East London, which is a bit of a north-south barrier at the moment as far as transport is concerned.

Oct
04
2016
Unbuilt London: A cable car across the Thames
Unbuilt London: A cable car across the Thames

Unbuilt London: A cable car across the Thames

There were once plans to build a cable car that would link the Millennium Dome with the DLR on the north side of the river. Obviously, no such cable car was ever built.

Nov
15
2015
London’s lost bridge across the Thames at Blackwall
London’s lost bridge across the Thames at Blackwall

London’s lost bridge across the Thames at Blackwall

For nearly 1,700 years, the only bridge across the Thames was the famous London bridge, until Putney Bridge was constructed in 1726. Yet London very nearly had another bridge crossing the Thames, which may have been in fact constructed, at least in part before being abandoned.

Jun
30
2014
Last photos of the Cable Car as a Construction Site
Last photos of the Cable Car as a Construction Site

Last photos of the Cable Car as a Construction Site

Tomorrow lunchtime in what is bound to be a media frenzy, Boris will take a trip across the Thames in his beloved Cable Car, some of the media will love it, and some will loathe it - with their decision probably being more based on politics than genuine reviews of the end product.

Jun
27
2012
The industrial wasteland at North Greenwich
The industrial wasteland at North Greenwich

The industrial wasteland at North Greenwich

Although North Greenwich is increasingly known for the big white dome thing that has managed an unexpected rejuvenation in recent years, and being the terminus for a number of Jubilee Line trains – it also has an area of unspoilt

Mar
01
2012
Updated photos from the Cable Car construction site
Updated photos from the Cable Car construction site

Updated photos from the Cable Car construction site

As the south pylon on the North Greenwich side of the river starts rising this week, a few photos of the construction site taken today.

Feb
19
2012

A dead whale in London Docklands

Just a couple of months ago, as part of building works along the riverside in North Greenwich, builders uncovered the skeleton of a large whale that was probably killed 200-300 years ago – and it is on display in the

Sep
12
2010
A Walk Along Industrial North Greenwich
A Walk Along Industrial North Greenwich

A Walk Along Industrial North Greenwich

The dominant concrete grain silos in North Greenwich are shortly to be demolished to make way for human silos in the form of modern blocks of flats.

Mar
20
2010