Museum of London Docklands †

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No 1 Warehouse, Tower Hamlets, West India Quay, London E14 4AL
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Sun 10am-6pm | Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan
PRICES
Unlimited entry for one year: £5 (Adults), £3 (Concs), Free (Under 16s, NUS holders & disabled carers)

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Museum of London DocklandsIn 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 and the lives that have ebbed and flowed with it. The building in which the museum is housed is pertinent, too. As a warehouse and part of a significant port, the building was once used to store valuable shipments of sugar arriving from transatlantic crossings. Permanent educational displays include the Thames Highway - the trade which the river has enabled since the city began as a Roman settlement in AD43 makes for a fascinating tale. The display includes a spectacular large scale model of Old London Bridge, the first stone structure over the Thames with the bridge as it was in 1450 on one side, the bridge in all its Tudor glory on the other. Walk around the permanent 'London, Sugar & Slavery' exhibition and you'll see how sugar was a key factor in the city's development.

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Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel
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46 Westferry Circus, E14 | 4 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
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
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Docklands Riverside
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265 Rotherhithe Street, SE16 | 9 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
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
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South Quay, E14 | 11 minutes from Museum of London Docklands
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West India Quay
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One Canada Square
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