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The Friday Photos: London Docks

The Friday Photos: London Docks
Greenland Dock in Rotherhithe by Joe Dunckley via Flickr
Greenland Dock in Rotherhithe by Joe Dunckley via Flickr
Millwall Dock by Joe Dunckley via Flickr
Millwall Dock by Joe Dunckley via Flickr
Outer Millwall Dock in Isle of Dogs by Richard Watkins via Flickr
Outer Millwall Dock in Isle of Dogs by Richard Watkins via Flickr
Looking towards Milwall Dock on the Isle of Dogs by Chris Ballard via Flickr
Looking towards Milwall Dock on the Isle of Dogs by Chris Ballard via Flickr
Canada Water Library & Dock at night by Barney Moss via Flickr
Canada Water Library & Dock at night by Barney Moss via Flickr
Tobacco Dock's ship by JAY via Flickr
Tobacco Dock's ship by JAY via Flickr
Sunrise at Royal Victoria Dock by Pete via Flickr
Sunrise at Royal Victoria Dock by Pete via Flickr
Millwall Inner Dock at night by Michael S. Schwarzer via Flickr
Millwall Inner Dock at night by Michael S. Schwarzer via Flickr
Foggy Poplar Dock at night by Gurpreet via Flickr
Foggy Poplar Dock at night by Gurpreet via Flickr
Shadwell Basin by yorkshire stacked via Flickr
Shadwell Basin by yorkshire stacked via Flickr
Mayor’s Thames Festival 2011 at St Katharine's Dock by What's in Wapping via Flickr
Mayor’s Thames Festival 2011 at St Katharine's Dock by What's in Wapping via Flickr
DLR train by HoosierSands via Flickr
DLR train by HoosierSands via Flickr

The London docks have existed, in one form or another, since Roman times. By the early 19th century, they made London one of the world's biggest ports. Since the 1980s, most of the old docks have been converted into riverside housing. Today, London's docks are far downriver at Tilbury.

Today's Friday Photos include some striking pictures of the old docks, where the water mixes with light and creates colourful reflections. And, because we're such fans of the London transport system, we've included a picture of the Docklands Light Railway.

Many thanks to the photographers for allowing us to use their images via the Londonist Flickr pool: Joe Dunckley, Richard Watkins, Barney Moss, Chris Ballard, JAY, Pete, Michael S. Schwarzer, Gurpreet, yorkshire stacked, What's in Wapping and HoosierSands.

Last Updated 16 July 2015