TQ4180 : National Cycle Network Route 13, Victoria Dock

taken 2 years ago, near to London City Airport, Newham, Great Britain

National Cycle Network Route 13, Victoria Dock
National Cycle Network Route 13, Victoria Dock
Royal Victoria Dock
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.
National Cycle Route 13
This route will connect Tower Bridge in London with Fakenham in Norwich. Passing through East London close to the Thames, Route 13 then heads north from Tilbury to Chelmsford in Essex. After a stretch on National Route 1 (also part of EuroVelo 2) National Route 13 resumes at Colchester and continues north to rejoin National Route 1 just south of Fakenham in Norfolk.
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ExCeL London :: TQ4080
The Exhibition Centre London (ExCeL) is an exhibitions and conference centre at Docklands.
The 100 acre site, situated adjacent the Royal Victoria Dock (Royal Docks), in London Docklands was built by Sir Robert McAlpine and opened in November 2000.
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TQ4180, 229 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 26 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Paths  Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4122 8064 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.4231N 0:2.0073E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4116 8063
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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