West India Quay is a part of the London docks lined with 19th-century warehouse buildings, and what you might not have spotted when walking past to the bars or the Museum of London Docklands, is the shopping centre inside.
A collection of some of the finest finds from the Crossrail archeology project have gone on display in a new exhibition in Canary Wharf.
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.
In the mid 1980s, a film director decided to make an East-End gangster movie, and set it in the then developing docklands area. It’s also dire — and yet, worth watching as it has finally been released on DVD more than 20 years after its fairly badly receive début on Channel 4.
If you were to stand near to the monstrous road network that is the northern end of the Blackwall tunnels, you might come across a gigantic stone plaque on a wall.
On the opposite side of the docks from the City Airport can be found a remnant of London 2012 artistic endeavours, in the form of a large set of bronze sculptures.