TQ4080 : Royal Victoria Dock

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

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Royal Victoria Dock
Royal Victoria Dock
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.
Royal Docks
The Royal Docks are three large docks in East London, known as the Royal Victoria Dock (opened 1855), the Royal Albert Dock (opened 1880), and the King George V Dock (opened 1921).

During their heyday most of imported goods to London came through the Royal Docks which were the largest enclosed docks in the world. They were closed in the 1980's, and now form part of a redeveloped Docklands.

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O2 arena :: TQ3980
The O2, is a large entertainment district on the Greenwich peninsula in South East London, including an indoor arena, a music club, a cinema, an exhibition space, piazzas, bars and restaurants. It was built largely within the former Millennium Dome, a large dome-shaped building built to house an exhibition celebrating the turn of the third millennium; as such, The Dome remains a name in common usage for the venue.
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TQ4080, 902 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 4 December, 2017
Geographical Context
Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4026 8055 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.3889N 0:1.1757E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4041 8065
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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