Canary Wharf Tube, meet outside the main Jubilee Line exit (NOT the East exit) | Map
Guided by Stephanie
Short version. Isle of Dogs – roller coaster of a ride. Well, walk.
Long version. Isle of Dogs – 800 acre tongue of land jutting into the Thames opposite Deptford and Greenwich. History like so many tree rings. West India Docks made it an island in 1802. Pungent name dates from the early 1600s. Earlier it was Stepney Marshes (there were attempts to drain it way back in the 12th century). Docks, industry, housing, toll roads – in so many ways this was the engine room of London. Lost its way. Found its way. Regeneration was a flagship project for Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government. Today, there’s no other place like it in London. Northern part of the Isle of Dogs – you’d think you were in the business district of a modern American city. Southern part’s an uneasy fusion of typical East End terraces and upmarket waterfront apartments. There was a lot of there there, there’s still a lot of there there. Guided by Stephanie.
To go on the Isle of Dogs walk meet Stephanie at 2.30 pm on Saturday, April 27. The meeting point is just outside the main Jubilee Line exit (NOT the East exit) of Canary Wharf Tube.
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