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 £61  38% 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 £62  32% 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 £46  25% 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
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    321 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 37 minutes from Greenland Dock
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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
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    London > Events > Film Events  Dates: Wednesday 22nd April 2015 at 11am & Thursday 23rd April 2015 at 2pm
    Surrey Quays Odeon, Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, Redriff Road, Surrey Quays, SE16 | 7 minutes from Greenland Dock
    Riggan Thomson rose to fame playing a superhero called Birdman in three blockbuster films in the 1990s. Twenty years later, his career is stagnant and he ...More
     
     
     
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    Foxcatcher
    London > Events > Film Events  Dates: Wednesday 22nd April 2015 at 2pm & Thursday 23rd April 2015 at 11am
    Surrey Quays Odeon, Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, Redriff Road, Surrey Quays, SE16 | 7 minutes from Greenland Dock
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    Shaun The Sheep Movie
    London > Events > Film Events  Dates: Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April 2015 - 10am
    Surrey Quays Odeon, Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, Redriff Road, Surrey Quays, SE16 | 7 minutes from Greenland Dock
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    London > Entertainment > Live Music
    269 Westferry Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 13 minutes from Greenland Dock
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    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Douglas Way, SE8 | 24 minutes from Greenland Dock
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    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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    Bank Street, E14 | 20 minutes from Greenland Dock
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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
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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
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    25 Westferry Road, Tower Hamlets, E14 | 14 minutes from Greenland Dock
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    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
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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
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    Workers' Educational Association
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    4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2.7 miles from Greenland Dock
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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
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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
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    Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club
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    45 Prescot Street, E1 | 36 minutes from Greenland Dock
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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
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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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    Concerts | Until 29th June 2015 

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

    The London-based pianist and singer-songwriter plays blues....More

    Mellow Jazz & Blues
    Concerts | Until 26th May 2015 

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

    A performance by jazz singers and pianists....More

    Red Sky At Night Presents Les Trois Coups
    Concerts | On 20th April 2015 

    Jamboree 23 minutes walk from Greenland Dock

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    Alexei Sayle: Listen With Alexei: Talk
    Exhibitions | On 20th April 2015 

    Cutty Sark 1.47 miles from Greenland Dock

    The inimitable comedian reads from his book Thatcher Stole My Trousers....More

    Carradine's Cockney Sing A Long
    Concerts | Until 20th April 2015 

    Wilton's Music Hall 1.65 miles from Greenland Dock

    Join Mr. Tom Carradine, on the 'Ol Johanna, and London cabaret compere, Champagne Charlie as they present an evening of ...More

    Yoga: Workshop
    Sporting Events | Until 18th May 2015 

    Greenwich Dance Agency, The Borough Hall 1.67 miles from Greenland Dock

    Learn the art of yoga meditation techniques....More

    Wong Tze Wah
    Comedy | On 20th April 2015 

    indigo at The O2 1.88 miles from Greenland Dock

    Stand-up routines by the pioneering performer from Hong Kong....More

    First Steps To Creating A CV: Course
    Exhibitions | On 20th April 2015 

    Idea Store Whitechapel 1.93 miles from Greenland Dock

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    B1 English Course: Course
    Exhibitions | On 20th April 2015 

    Idea Store Whitechapel 1.93 miles from Greenland Dock

    The course will support you to practise for the B1 English Speaking and Listening exam....More

    Shakespeare Season At Trinity Buoy Wharf
    Theatre | Until 25th April 2015 

    Trinity Buoy Wharf 2.23 miles from Greenland Dock

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