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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Fireworks in London 2007

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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    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Docklands Riverside
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £63  37% 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
     
     
     
    Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £71  33% 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 £51  31% 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
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    Greenwich
    London > Attractions > Other Attractions
    SE10 | 33 minutes from Greenland Dock
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    Idea Store Whitechapel
    London > Attractions > Other Attractions
    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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    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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    Surrey Quays Odeon, Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, Redriff Road, Surrey Quays, SE16 | 7 minutes from Greenland Dock
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    Trouble In Tahiti
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 30th Jun to 4th Jul 2015 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
    The Space, 269 Westferry Road, E14 | 13 minutes from Greenland Dock
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    Music Of The Spheres
    London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th June to 5th July 2015 - 11am-5pm
    Dilston Grove, Southwest Corner of Southwark Park, SE16 | 14 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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    Everyman Canary Wharf
    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    Crossrail Place Level 2, 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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    The Albany
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Douglas Way, SE8 | 24 minutes from Greenland Dock
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    Jubilee Place Mall
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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
    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
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    Aniseed
    London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
    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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    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
    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
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    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
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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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    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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    Trouble In Tahiti
    Theatre | Until 4th July 2015 

    The Space 13 minutes walk from Greenland Dock

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    Music Of The Spheres
    Exhibitions | Until 5th July 2015 

    Dilston Grove 14 minutes walk from Greenland Dock

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    Pop-Up Opera: Rossini: L'Italiana In Algeri (The Italian Girl In Algiers)
    Concerts | Until 3rd July 2015 

    Brunel Museum 15 minutes walk from Greenland Dock

    James Hurley and Berrak Dyer direct Rossini's comic opera. Sung in Italian with English surtitles....More

    Wimbledon at Canary Wharf
    Wimbledon at Canary Wharf
    Sporting Events | Until 12th July 2015 

    Canada Square Park 21 minutes walk from Greenland Dock

    This summer Canary Wharf workers and residents can see the big sporting events on the big screen and from 29th ...More

     
    Christina Broom
    Exhibitions | Until 1st November 2015 

    Museum of London Docklands 22 minutes walk from Greenland Dock

    A selection of Christina Broom's photography, highlighting Broom's images of the military in London and kick-starting a programme of events ...More

    Helter Skelter With Mama Nice + Kitty Finer
    Concerts | On 3rd July 2015 

    Jamboree 23 minutes walk from Greenland Dock

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    The Venue, New Cross. Nightclub Open Every Friday & Saturday
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 11th December 2015 

    The Venue 24 minutes walk from Greenland Dock

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    Vibe Machine
    Concerts | On 3rd July 2015 

    New Cross Inn 25 minutes walk from Greenland Dock

    The outfit plays funk, soul, hip hop and Latin grooves with support from V.O.S and Coffee Pot Drive....More

    Seconds Alive
    Music | On 3rd July 2015 

    New Cross Inn 25 minutes walk from Greenland Dock

    The band plays hardcore/post-hardcore with support from Bone Cult, August Into Exile and Parva Hinton....More

    BA3 Commissioned Works
    Dance | Until 3rd July 2015 

    Bonnie Bird Theatre @ Laban 1.32 miles from Greenland Dock

    Performances by final-year students taught by leading choreographers Andreas Constantinou, Colin Poole, Tony Thatcher and Athina Valha....More

     
     
     
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