Greenland Dock

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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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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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    Hilton London Docklands Riverside Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £63† 23% 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
    Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £71† 29% off
    South Quay, E14 | 20 minutes from Greenland Dock
    Perched on the waterfront, just 15 minutes from London's City Airport, the Hilton London Canary Wharf combines convenience with comfort. Stroll across the hotel's private bridge ... More
    Holiday Inn Express London Limehouse
    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel † from £47† 30% off
    469-475 The Highway, E1W | 22 minutes from Greenland Dock
    Being just a bit out of the city centre this modern, hotel is popular with the budget traveller. It's close to Canary Wharf and Tower Bridge ... 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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    Cafe Gallery Projects, 1 Park Approach, Southwark Park, SE16 | 12 minutes from Greenland Dock
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    When We Dead Awaken
    London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 28th, 29th and 30th May 2015 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
    The Space, 269 Westferry Road, E14 | 13 minutes from Greenland Dock
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    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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    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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    Charbonnel et Walker
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    Cabot Place West, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 20 minutes from Greenland Dock
    This long-established chocolatier, set up in 1875 at the behest of Edward VII, has been making the finest chocolate in traditional French style for 130 years. ... 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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    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
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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
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    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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    University of Greenwich
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, SE10 | 32 minutes from Greenland Dock
    The main University of Greenwich campus boasts a picturesque setting on a World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames within three baroque buildings ... More
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    Crossrail Place Roof Garden
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    West India Quay, E14 | 21 minutes from Greenland Dock
    With its semi open-air timber lattice roof the Crossrail Place Roof Garden on top of the Crossrail station in Canary Wharf provides a welcoming public space, ... 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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    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
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    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
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    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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    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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    Studio Spaces
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    Unit 2, 110 Pennington Street, E1W | 27 minutes from Greenland Dock
    A state-of-the-art photographic studio by day, club by night, Studio Spaces E1 is home to respected electronic clubnight organisers The Hydra. The fully-licensed venue in the ... 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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    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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    Museum of London Docklands 22 minutes walk from Greenland Dock

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    The Albany 24 minutes walk from Greenland Dock

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    New Cross Inn 25 minutes walk from Greenland Dock

    Five indie pop and punk outfits, with Wolf Girl, Ay Carmela!, The Sweet Nothings, Chrissy Barnacle and Me Rex...More

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    The Amersham Arms 1.37 miles from Greenland Dock

    This Feeling DJs supply indie pop, rock and grunge. With live acts, Life, Night Dials and Swarm....More

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    APT Gallery 1.42 miles from Greenland Dock

    The Creekside Open, an open submission art competition with a prize fund of £3,000, returns for a sixth year with ...More

     
    Get Over It
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 30th May 2015 

    The George Tavern 1.5 miles from Greenland Dock

    Guests and residents supply rock and indie, plus bands....More

    Saturday Night Comedy
    Comedy | On 30th May 2015 

    Up the Creek 1.5 miles from Greenland Dock

    Recent stand-up material from Jeff Leach, Benny Boot, Francis Foster and Gavin Webster....More

    Designs of the Year 2015
    Designs of the Year 2015
    Exhibitions | Until 16th August 2015 

    Design Museum 1.68 miles from Greenland Dock

    Now in its eighth year, the Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much anticipated feature ...More

     
     
     
     
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