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London’s Alleys: Dollar Bay Place, E14

This is an old alley route through the docks, with a name that’s both a WW2 legacy, and a recently built tower block.

Tickets Alert: Go on board a tall sailing ship

Short notice – sorry – but this weekend, a record breaking tall sailing ship is visiting London, and you can go on board for a look around.

Tickets Alert: Tours of a Royal Navy ship

This coming Saturday will give you a chance to go on board a Royal Navy ship moored in Docklands for a look around.

30 years of LDDC road signs

Thirty years ago, the run down streets that were home to the former docks of London started to see a very distinctive blue street sign popping up.

London Public Art – Landed by Les Johnson

This recent sculpture was erected in 2009 as a tribute to the history of the people who worked in the Royal Docks and their families from 1855 to 1983.

A hidden industrial marvel at Canary Wharf

If you live near Canary Wharf you might regularly pass a rather modest brick building, but hidden within is a industrial delight to see.

From woolly mammoths to plague to marmalade – Crossrail’s legacy goes on display

A collection of some of the finest finds from the Crossrail archeology project have gone on display in a new exhibition in Canary Wharf.

Unbuilt London: The Docklands Southern Relief Road

Long before the Isle of Dogs was filled with tower blocks, it was seen as a cheap plot of derelict land, and ideal for sticking a major road bypass through.

Scale model of Docklands at its Industrial Height

In a dark corner of a museum can be found a large scale model of London’s docks when they were a maze of warehouses and light railways.

New gallery opening at the Docklands Museum

A rare survivor of London’s historic docks will be celebrated by a new gallery opening at the Museum of London Docklands in a couple of weeks time — the first part of a redevelopment of the Museum’s galleries.

Walk over one of London’s highest bridges

One of London’s highest and most dramatic bridges is not one you are likely to stumble upon, being sited in a quiet spot of docklands.

Photographing Soldiers and Suffragettes

A hundred years ago, a short stocky woman roamed the streets of London, carrying a huge wooden box and tripod, aiming to capture the world around her.