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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.


Museum Meals – Museum of London Docklands

A fashion writer once told a distraught writer who couldn't think of anything nice to say when he had been told to be praiseworthy, was that there is always a shoe. In essence, find one small thing that was good, and enlarge on it.


Old and modern photos of London Bridges – blended

The Museum of London Docklands has released some hybrid photographs showing 'then and now' views of London and its most iconic bridges across the ages.


Estuary at the Docklands Museum

An exhibition has opened in a museum, that is being advertised by bright garish black on yellow posters around London. It's an exhibition about a landscape that is usually devoid of bright garish colours.


Film Shots of Derelict Docklands in the 1980s

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.


Next to the Blackwall Tunnel – the East India Docks Commemoration Plaque

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.


Massive bronze Polo sculptures sitting in Docklands

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.


The Docklands Light Railway’s Drainpipe of Doom

The Docklands Light Railway recently covered up one of their bridges in a load of scaffolding and protective wrapping – which prompted me to send them a message asking a fairly specific, but quite simple question. Will the drain be


New Boris Bike stands at Canary Wharf

Just a few photos of the huge new Cycle Hire stands right outside Canary Wharf’s Jubilee Line station. Considering how many people use the area as a meeting place and sit on the high wall beside the bike stand, I


Photos inside a future Crossrail Tunnel

Last April I had a chance to walk through the length of the Connaught Tunnel, a disused railway tunnel in Docklands that will be refurbished for Crossrail. Today I went back for another look, although due to the now ongoing


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