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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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Docklands Riverside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 70 40% 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
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46 Westferry Circus, E14 | 19 minutes from Greenland Dock
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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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Lock Office, Rope Street, Plough Way, Southwark, London SE16 | 4 minutes from Greenland Dock
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London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
5 Teredo Street, Southwark, London SE16 | 4 minutes from Greenland Dock
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176-178 Lower Road, Surrey Quays, Southwark, London SE16 | 6 minutes from Greenland Dock
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Surrey Docks Watersports Centre
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Greenland Dock, Rope Street, Southwark, London SE16 | 1 minute from Greenland Dock
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Surrey Docks Watersports Centre
London > Leisure > Activities
Rope Street, off Plough Way, Greenland Dock, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London SE16 | 1 minute from Greenland Dock
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Wibbley Wobbley
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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 Captain Kidd
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108 Wapping High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 21 minutes from Greenland Dock
The real magic of Wapping's riverside Captain Kidd pub is outside on the L-shaped patio. The Thames is rather narrow here and so the action seems ... More

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