TQ4080 : ExCeL Centre

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

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ExCeL Centre
ExCeL Centre
ExCeL London
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.
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
Business, Retail, Services  Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4084 8063 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.4234N 0:1.6787E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4087 8062
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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