TQ4080 : Crowne Plaza, Royal Victoria Dock

taken 2 years ago, near to Blackwall Tunnel, Greenwich, Great Britain

Crowne Plaza, Royal Victoria Dock
Crowne Plaza, Royal Victoria Dock
Crowne Plaza
Crowne Plaza is a chain of upscale hotels catering to business travelers and to the meetings and conventions market. It forms part of the InterContinental Hotels Group family of brands, which include InterContinental Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, and operates in 52 countries, usually located in city centres, resorts, or near major airports. The chain ws founded in 1983, in the USA, and has nearly 400 hotels worldwide.
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Royal Victoria Dock :: TQ4180
The Royal Victoria Dock opened in 1855 it was the first of the Royal Docks and the first London dock to be designed specifically to accommodate large steam ships. It was also the first to use hydraulic power to operate its machinery and the first to be connected to the national railway network.
The Royal Victoria Dock consisted of a main dock and a basin to the west, providing an entrance to the Thames on the western side of the complex.
The dock was an immediate commercial success, as it could easily accommodate all but the very largest steamships. It was badly damaged by German bombing in World War II but experienced a resurgence in trade following the war. However, from the 1960s onwards, the Royal Victoria experienced a steady decline as the shipping industry adopted containerization, which effectively moved traffic downstream to Tilbury. It finally closed to commercial traffic along with the other Royal Docks in 1980.
Since the 1980s the area around the dock has been redeveloped, including the ExCel Centre.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 26 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4028 8073 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.4857N 0:1.1973E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4026 8072
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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