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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TQ3978 : Demolition rubble, Alcatel site by Stephen Craven
TQ3979 : Gas holder, Greenwich peninsula by N Chadwick
TQ3879 : Upgraded section of Thames Path by Stephen Craven
TQ3979 : Riverway, formerly Ceylon Place by Stephen Craven
TQ3980 : O2 Arena seen along South Dock by N Chadwick
TQ3979 : North Greenwich riverside developments by Stephen Craven
TQ3979 : Sun through the willows by Stephen Craven
TQ3979 : Lone poppy at Bay Wharf by Stephen Craven
TQ3979 : High rise buildings, Greenwich Peninsula  by Stephen Craven
TQ3979 : South Metropolitan Gas Co war memorial by Stephen Craven
TQ3979 : 6 Mitre Passage by N Chadwick
TQ3979 : Emirates Cable Car - Greenwich Peninsula terminal by Rob Farrow
TQ3978 : Southern Way, North Greenwich by Stephen Craven
TQ3978 : Colourful weeds on the Thames Path by Stephen Craven
TQ3980 : O2 arena by N Chadwick
TQ3979 : River Thames, Greenwich Peninsula by David Dixon
TQ3980 : O2 Arena, Greenwich Peninsula by Christine Matthews
TQ3979 : Radar station by N Chadwick
TQ3879 : Old dock crane rails, Greenwich Peninsula by Stephen Craven
TQ3980 : O2 arena by N Chadwick
TQ3979 : Last of the Amylum plant by Stephen Craven
TQ3978 : Boats at Piper's Wharf by Stephen Craven
TQ3879 : Cyclists near the O2 by Stephen Craven
TQ3879 : Rubble near the O2 (2) by Stephen Craven
TQ3978 : Narrow path alongside Piper's Wharf by Stephen Craven

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

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