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

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Canary Wharf Station
18 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

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

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

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Docklands Riverside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 70 34% off
265 Rotherhithe Street, SE16 | 14 minutes from Greenland Dock
The only hotel in London with its own pier, the DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands Riverside offers views across London's iconic River Thames. Taking inspiration from ... More
Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel from 170 26% off
46 Westferry Circus, E14 | 19 minutes from Greenland Dock
The Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel contains spacious, luxurious rooms and suites with every comfort available, including a giant marble bath, two-line speaker phones and stunning walnut ... More
Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 74 22% 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
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West India Quay
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 22 minutes from Greenland Dock
A stone's throw from Canary Wharf and Poplar, West India Quay is a dockside area with a 19th ... 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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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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Everyman Canary Wharf
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Crossrail Place Level 2, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 21 minutes from Greenland Dock
The Everyman Cinema on level 2 of Crossrail Place - the brand's fifth cinema in the capital - sits within the six storey Canary Wharf Crossrail ... More
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Spiegeltent at Canary Wharf
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Canada Square Park, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 21 minutes from Greenland Dock
The Spiegeltent at Canary Wharf comes to Canada Square Park in September for 11 days of comedy, music, kids activities, dance, cabaret, acrobatics and kids theatre. ... More
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Jubilee Place Mall
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Bank Street, Tower Hamlets, London 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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Limehouse Basin Market
London > Shopping > Markets
E14 | 24 minutes from Greenland Dock
One minute from Limehouse DLR station, under the arches at Limehouse Basin, the monthly market runs on the last Saturday of the month. Street food ... 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
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25 Westferry Road, Tower Hamlets, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 14 minutes from Greenland Dock
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Lime Bar and Restaurant
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Regatta Point, 1 Manilla Street, Tower Hamlets, London 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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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 2.7 miles from Greenland Dock
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... 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, Tower Hamlets, London 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
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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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The Printworks
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1 Printworks, Surrey Quays Road, SE16 | 6 minutes from Greenland Dock
In the halls that once housed the printing presses for the Metro and Evening Standard, The Printworks has created a soundproofed warehouse, custom-made for clubbing. ... 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, Tower Hamlets, London 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 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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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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Laban
London > Business > Venue Hire
Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 26 minutes from Greenland Dock
Tate Modern architects Herzog & de Meuron went for a shimmering, plastic-clad building when tasked with designing the Laban building, a place where excellence in contemporary ... More

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