Greenwich peninsula :: Shared Description

The peninsula is formed by a meander of the River Thames north-east of Greenwich, which along with the Isle of Dogs to the west, forms the distinctive outline familiar from the opening credits of the TV series "Eastenders". Until the 18th century it was marshland, thereafter gradually drained and industrialised, and in the late 19th century dominated by the South Metropolitan Gasworks. After becoming largely derelict in the later 20th century, the east side of the peninsula was remediated and redeveloped from the 1990s onwards, the focus being the Millennium Dome (later O2 Arena). The west side remained industrial for longer although by 2010 the remaining industries there were starting to close and be replaced by residential developments and an ocean liner terminal.

For a detailed history of the industrial sites on Greenwich Peninsula, see the book "Greenwich Marsh - the 300 years before the Dome", Mills, Mary - self-published 1999. ISBN 0 9535245 0 7

For a photographic record of the west side of the peninsula before recent demolitions, see LinkExternal link
by Stephen Craven
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TQ3880 : Thames Path and Cycleway by N Chadwick
TQ3978 : Site north of Enderby's Wharf by Stephen Craven
TQ3880 : Diversion by the O2 arena by N Chadwick
TQ3979 : Peninsula Park by Stephen Craven
TQ3979 : O2 arena by N Chadwick
TQ3979 : Bay Wharf - after demolition by Stephen Craven
TQ3979 : Reminder Lane, Greenwich Peninsula  by Stephen Craven
TQ3979 : Amylum works, Greenwich Peninsula (1) by Stephen Craven
TQ3979 : Peninsula cyclepath by Stephen Craven
TQ3980 : Emirates Cable Car - View to Greenwich Peninsula by Rob Farrow
TQ3978 : Silos at Tunnel Refineries (1) by Stephen Craven
TQ3978 : Steps at Enderbys Wharf by Stephen Craven
TQ3979 : Brenntag building, Tunnel Avenue, East Greenwich by Stephen Craven
TQ3880 : London Intercontinental Hotel (2) by Stephen Craven
TQ4078 : New development on Peartree Way by Stephen Craven
TQ3879 : Rubble near the O2 (1) by Stephen Craven
TQ3979 : London Soccer Dome by N Chadwick
TQ3978 : Vandalism at Enderby's Wharf - 1 by Stephen Craven
TQ3979 : East Parkside by N Chadwick
TQ3978 : Salutation Road, East Greenwich by Stephen Craven
TQ3979 : Looking back to Emirates Greenwich Peninsula Station of the Emirates Air Line cable car by PAUL FARMER
TQ3979 : Greenwich Peninsula by David Dixon
TQ3978 : Pipers Wharf, Greenwich - land side by Stephen Craven
TQ3979 : Gas holder, Greenwich peninsula by N Chadwick
TQ3980 : O2 arena by N Chadwick

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Created: Sat, 7 Nov 2009, Updated: Sun, 20 May 2012

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