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Greenland Dock

During 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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Canary Wharf Station
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Wapping Overground Station
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Shadwell Overground Station
28 minutes walk
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City Harbour NCP
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City Quay Car Park
29 minutes walk

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    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Docklands Riverside London

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Docklands Riverside

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    265 Rotherhithe Street, London, SE16 5HW 14 minutes away from Greenland Dock

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    Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel

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    Holiday Inn Express London Limehouse

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    Brick Lane

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    London, SE10 9HF 33 minutes away from Greenland Dock

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    Idea Store Whitechapel

    321 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, E1 1BU 37 minutes away from Greenland Dock

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    Surrey Docks Farm

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    Cafe Gallery Projects

    1 Park Approach, Southwark Park, Southwark, SE16 2UA 12 minutes away from Greenland Dock

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    Dilston Grove

    Southwest Corner of Southwark Park, Southwark, SE16 2DD 14 minutes away from Greenland Dock

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    Everyman Canary Wharf

    Crossrail Place Level 2, Tower Hamlets, E14 5AR 21 minutes away from Greenland Dock

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    The Albany

    Douglas Way, London, SE8 4AG 24 minutes away from Greenland Dock

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    Jubilee Place Mall

    Bank Street, Tower Hamlets, E14 5NY 20 minutes away from Greenland Dock

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    Cabot Place West, Tower Hamlets, E14 4QT 20 minutes away from Greenland Dock

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    Billingsgate Market

    Trafalgar Way, Tower Hamlets, E14 5ST 26 minutes away from Greenland Dock

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    London College Of Communication

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    Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, London, SE10 9LS 32 minutes away from Greenland Dock

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    Davy's Wine Bar

    31 Fisherman's Walk, Tower Hamlets, E14 4DH 21 minutes away from Greenland Dock

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    Studio Spaces

    Unit 2, 110 Pennington Street, Tower Hamlets, E1W 2BB 27 minutes away from Greenland Dock

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    The Old Brewery

    The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, London, SE10 9LW 29 minutes away from Greenland Dock

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    Museum of London Docklands

    No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, E14 4AL 22 minutes away from Greenland Dock

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    Laban

    Creekside, Deptford, London, SE8 3DZ 26 minutes away from Greenland Dock

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    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

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    Jamboree  23 minutes walk from Greenland Dock

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    Exhibitions | Until 21st August 2015
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    The Albany  24 minutes walk from Greenland Dock

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    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th September 2015
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    New Cross Inn  25 minutes walk from Greenland Dock

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    Exhibitions | Until 5th September 2015
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    Cutty Sark  1.47 miles from Greenland Dock

    Join the Cutty Sarks' cook to learn songs and sailor skills.... More

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    Concerts | On 4th August 2015
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    The Bird's Nest  1.52 miles from Greenland Dock

    The band from Poiters performs its punk songs. With support from The Riot Gang.... More

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    Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2015
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    Old Royal Naval College  1.52 miles from Greenland Dock

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    Music | On 4th August 2015
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    Old Royal Naval College  1.52 miles from Greenland Dock

    Performance by the Bob Marley tribute, The Trenchtown Experience.... More

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    Sporting Events | Until 29th September 2015
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    Greenwich Dance Agency, The Borough Hall  1.67 miles from Greenland Dock

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

    Develop skills in social partnered dance.... More

     
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