Greenland Dock

 
 
ADDRESS
Surrey Quays, Southwark, Rotherhithe, London  
 

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Greenland DockDuring the 18th century the Greenland whale-fishery vessels docked at Rotherhithe, giving the dock its current name. Constructed to resist, as far as possible, the pressure of the ice, the ships would leave London at the beginning of April for Greenland and its whaling-grounds. Whatever catch the crew - normally about fifty per boat - brought back would be boiled down for oil at the docks. In 1807, the Greenland Dock was purchased by William Richie's Surrey Commercial Dock Company which eventually owned all the docks built at Rotherhithe over the next 70 years. It established over 150 acres of docklands, primarily used for the North European trade in timber, hemp, iron, tar and corn. Many of the docks have now been filled in but Greenland Dock remains and is by far the largest body of water left in Rotherhithe. Used purely for recreational purposes, it is also one of only two working enclosed docks on the south bank of the Thames and is a stop on the Thames Clipper commuter service.

 

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LondonTown.com - Greenland Dock Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Canary Wharf Station
 
18 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Wapping Overground Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
Shadwell Overground Station
 
28 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
City Harbour NCP
 
20 minutes walk
 
City Quay Car Park
 
29 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Southwark Fireworks at Greenland Dock Greenland Dock, SE16 7TE 5th November 2007 PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RELOCATED. IT WILL NOW BE HELD AT SOUTHWARK PARK, BERMONDSEY. ...

 
 
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Hotels near Greenland Dock

Near Greenland Dock
Hilton London Docklands Riverside Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £61  31% off
265 Rotherhithe Street, SE16 | 14 minutes from Greenland Dock
You can still feel the excitement and bustle of ships laden with goods, unloading their wares in London's Docklands. Now a burgeoning centre for some of ... More
 
 
 
Four Seasons London Canary Wharf
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £140  37% off
46 Westferry Circus, E14 | 18 minutes from Greenland Dock
The ultra-modern towers of the Four Seasons Canary Wharf contain spacious, luxurious rooms and suites with every comfort available, including a giant marble bath, two-line speaker ... More
 
 
 
Hilton Canary Wharf Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £66  35% off
South Quay, E14 | 20 minutes from Greenland Dock
Perched on the waterfront, just 15 minutes from London's City Airport, the Hilton Canary Wharf combines convenience with comfort. Stroll across the hotel's private bridge for ... More
 
 
 
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Brick Lane
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2.2 miles from Greenland Dock
London's own "Curry Mile", Brick Lane is home to so much more than first-rate spiced food, it also plays host to Jewish bagel shops, Indian sari ... More
 
 
 
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Greenwich
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
SE10 | 33 minutes from Greenland Dock
The London Borough of Greenwich lies on the south bank of the Thames. Rich in maritime history, Greenwich also has an outstanding architectural heritage. ... More
 
 
 
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Idea Store Whitechapel
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
321 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 37 minutes from Greenland Dock
More than a library, the Idea Store in Whitechapel brings together adult learning, training and meeting areas, as well as a focus on the local history ... More
 
 
 
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Surrey Docks Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Rotherhithe Street, Southwark, London SE16 | 9 minutes from Greenland Dock
All the animals on this 2.2 acre city farm on the south bank of the river Thames in Rotherhithe are organically reared. Donkeys, goats and sheep ... More
 
 
 
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Cafe Gallery Projects
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 Park Approach, Southwark Park, Southwark, London SE16 | 12 minutes from Greenland Dock
Before the Bermondsey Artists' Group (BAG) took over the cafe in the middle of Southwark Park it had fallen into disrepair. The building was completely renovated ... More
 
 
 
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Dilston Grove
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Southwest Corner of Southwark Park, Southwark, London SE16 | 14 minutes from Greenland Dock
Set up by the Cafe Gallery Projects London, who also run the nearby Cafe Gallery in the centre of Southwark Park just a five-minute walk away, ... More
 
 
 
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Near Greenland Dock
Now On
Guardians Of The Galaxy 3D (Subtitled)
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 15th to 21st Aug 2014
Surrey Quays Odeon, Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, Redriff Road, Surrey Quays, SE16 | 7 minutes from Greenland Dock
Abducted from his parents as a child and raised by thieves, gung-ho American pilot Peter Quill is content to gallivant around the far reaches of space. ...More
 
 
 
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Relaxing Drawing Drop-In: Comic Books: Workshop
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 21st and Thursday 28th August 2014 - 11am-4pm
Cafe Gallery Projects, 1 Park Approach, Southwark Park, SE16 | 12 minutes from Greenland Dock
A creative workshop at the gallery....More
 
 
 
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Buttons
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 19th to 23rd Aug 2014 - 7.30pm-8.35pm
The Space, 269 Westferry Road, E14 | 13 minutes from Greenland Dock
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The Space
London > Entertainment > Live Music
269 Westferry Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 13 minutes from Greenland Dock
It's not all music hall these days down in the East End. This multi-arts centre on the Isle of Dogs gives the locals a chance to ... More
 
 
 
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The Albany
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Douglas Way, SE8 | 24 minutes from Greenland Dock
Originally established in 1894 as the Deptford Fund, The Albany has a long history of entertaining within the Deptford community. But it was in the early ... More
 
 
 
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Troxy
London > Entertainment > Live Music
490 Commercial Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 25 minutes from Greenland Dock
This splendid 1930s art deco Grade II listed East End dance hall has a capacity of over 2,600 and prides itself as "London's most versatile venue". ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Greenland Dock

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Jubilee Place Mall
London > Shopping >
Bank Street, E14 | 20 minutes from Greenland Dock
Jubilee Place Mall, an underground shopping mall on the south side of Canary Wharf, offers shoppers a choice of fashion, pharmacies, cafes and restaurants. In November ... More
 
 
 
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Billingsgate Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Trafalgar Way, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 26 minutes from Greenland Dock
Originally a general market for corn, coal, iron, wine, salt, pottery, fish and other goods, Billingsgate is now the only London-based market dedicated to fish. From ... More
 
 
 
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St John Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Arch 72 Druid Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 29 minutes from Greenland Dock
Fegus Henderson's St John stable extends from the restaurant by Smithfield to this bakery in Bermondsey. Although primarily a wholesalers, St John Bakery does open its shutters ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Greenland Dock

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Yellow House Bar & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
126 Lower Road, Southwark, London SE16 | 8 minutes from Greenland Dock
Three menus - the bistro menu, the grill menu and the pizza menu - are served in two separate dining rooms at The Yellow House where ... More
 
 
 
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Aniseed
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
25 Westferry Road, Tower Hamlets, E14 | 14 minutes from Greenland Dock
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Lime Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
Regatta Point, 1 Manilla Street, E14 | 14 minutes from Greenland Dock
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Education near Greenland Dock

Near Greenland Dock
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 2.4 miles from Greenland Dock
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 2.7 miles from Greenland Dock
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2.7 miles from Greenland Dock
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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The Paintball Centre
London > Leisure > Activities
Unit 4, Wood Wharf, Preston Road, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 24 minutes from Greenland Dock
This fab game emerged in 1980 and has taken the world by storm. Popular with adrenalin junkies, paintballing is an action-packed, mission-driven past-time that is ... More
 
 
 
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Revolution Karting
London > Leisure > Activities
Arches 422-424 Mile End Park, Burdett Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 33 minutes from Greenland Dock
It's not exactly Formula 1 but get behind the wheel of a go-kart and you'll certainly feel like you're ready to give Lewis Hamilton a ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club
London > Leisure >
45 Prescot Street, E1 | 36 minutes from Greenland Dock
Free to use for all hotel residents, the Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club boasts a range of luxury fitness and spa services. The fully equipped ... More
 
 
 
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Wibbley Wobbley
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Greenland Dock, off Rope Street, Southwark, London SE16 | 4 minutes from Greenland Dock
Cute, unpretentious bar housed on a boat docked in the Thames. A world away from the bustling, brash mainstream bars, pubs and clubs of central London, is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Prospect of Whitby
London > Nightlife > Pubs
57 Wapping Wall, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 20 minutes from Greenland Dock
Once known as the 'Devil's Tavern' thanks to its delinquent clientele, the Prospect of Whitby is one of the oldest pubs in London - and the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Narrow
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
44 Narrow Street, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 20 minutes from Greenland Dock
Having been such a huge influence on British gastropub fare, it was only a matter of time before Gordon Ramsay opened one himself. As is so ... More
 
 
 
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Greenland Dock clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Davy's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
31 Fisherman's Walk, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 21 minutes from Greenland Dock
At ground floor level on Fisherman’s Walk at Canary Wharf, tables, chairs and merry-makers spill out of doors on to the riverside during the summer months. ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 29 minutes from Greenland Dock
Located within the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College and a stone's throw from the world's last tea clipper, the legendary Cutty Sark, The Old ... More
 
 
 
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40 Maltby Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
40 Maltby Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 32 minutes from Greenland Dock
Under the railway arches on Maltby Street is a food lover's paradise, filled with shops from the likes of St John Bakery, Monmouth Coffee, Kernel Brewery ... More
 
 
 
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The Biscuit Factory
London > Business > Venue Hire
Drummond Road, Southwark, London SE16 | 20 minutes from Greenland Dock
Peek Frean & Co made biscuits here in Bermondsey for 123 years, from 1866 until 1989 when the factory closed. Home to baked goods like the ... More
 
 
 
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The Wapping Project
London > Business > Venue Hire
Wapping Hydrolic Power Station, Wapping Wall, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 20 minutes from Greenland Dock
Built in 1890 and originally used to power machinery using stream and later electricity, the unique space of The Wapping Project is now a thriving centre ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of London Docklands
London > Business > Venue Hire
No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 22 minutes from Greenland Dock
In keeping with its waterside location, the Museum of London Docklands focuses on the history of the East End with particular emphasis on the River Thames ... More
 
 
 
 

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Hot Jazz Jam
Concerts | Until 24th September 2014 

Boisdale's Of Canary Wharf 19 minutes walk from Greenland Dock

A selection of musicians performing all the classic hits from the likes of Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Miles Davis and ...More

Bridge
Bridge
Exhibitions | Until 2nd November 2014 

Museum of London Docklands 22 minutes walk from Greenland Dock

From Hungerford to Blackfriars, Westminster and Millennium, Bridge looks at how London's bridges have inspired artists and continue to provide ...More

 
Arty Masks (Over 1s)
Kids Events | On 20th August 2014 

Museum of London Docklands 22 minutes walk from Greenland Dock

Make a mask inspired by artworks in the museum's collection....More

This Graffiti Isn't New (Over 5s)
Kids Events | Until 21st August 2014 

Museum of London Docklands 22 minutes walk from Greenland Dock

Create your own graffiti to take home....More

Tapiserie Nights Presents
Concerts | Until 29th October 2014 

Jamboree 23 minutes walk from Greenland Dock

A collection of traditional music from Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean....More

Don Kipper
Music | On 20th August 2014 

Jamboree 23 minutes walk from Greenland Dock

Eastern and Gypsy music by the London-based composer and violinist, Andrew Gorman with his band....More

Beyond The Skylight
Concerts | On 20th August 2014 

New Cross Inn 25 minutes walk from Greenland Dock

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Robert J Hunter
Concerts | On 20th August 2014 

The George Tavern 1.5 miles from Greenland Dock

The Guernsey-based singer-songwriter performs his blues, soul and folk originals. With support from Alex Bay, Toy Sparrows....More

Buskers' Night
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 27th August 2014 

The Bird's Nest 1.52 miles from Greenland Dock

Open stage for aspiring singer-songwriters and musicians....More

Greenwich Music Time
Greenwich Music Time
Concerts | Until 23rd August 2014 

Old Royal Naval College 1.52 miles from Greenland Dock

Set within the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College over the August Bank Holiday weekend, Greenwich Music Time presents ...More

 
 
 
 
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