It's the Docklands, but not as you know it...
This area of east London has changed dramatically across the decades — these pictures show times when warehouses were stuffed with ivory, Shackleton's ship was setting off for chillier climes, and windmills made everything look a little Dutch.
Canary Wharf, 1990 Source Londonhistorian Limehouse Studios, 1983. Demolished to make way for Canary Wharf Source Adam Nathaniel Furman Blackwall Basin Source Londondocklands A policemen stands by a carriage in front of Docklands warehouse buildings, 1934 Source Londonhistorian The Empire Windrush brings 492 Jamaican immigrants to Tilbury Docks - the start of modern UK immigration Source Sport & Casino History A new DLR train in Millwall, Isle of Dogs Source Sharon B Isle of Mudchute looking north-east towards Brunswick Power Station, demolished in 1987 Source This Brutal House West India Quay, 1913 and today Source Sir William Davenant Isle of Dogs, 1950s Source Old London Green and Silley Weirs Upper Dry Dock, Blackwall Yard, c.1929 Source Museumoflondonprints Prefabs around Galbraith Street on the Isle of Dogs, built quickly to create further housing following bombings, 1946 Source The Ripper Canary Wharf, 2011 Source Londondocklands Royal Albert Dock, 1960s Source This Brutal House Isle of Dogs, 1984 Source Londondocklands The wine vaults at London Docks, 1909 Source The Ripper Canary Wharf under construction, 1990 Source Londondocklands Surrey Dock was bombed out, 1940. Source London Fire Brigade Three Jamaican immigrants (left to right) John Hazel, a 21-year-old boxer, Harold Wilmot, 32, and John Richards, a 22-year-old carpenter, arriving at Tilbury on board the ex-troopship 'Empire Windrush' Source The Dandy Lion Project Ivory floor, London Dock Source Old London Aerial view of Canary Wharf, 1983 Source Old Pics Archive Shackleton's Endurance leaves West India Dock, 1914 Source The Ripper One Canada Square, 2005 Source Londondocklands Isle of Dogs, 1980s Source Flashbak.com Thames at Limehouse, early 19th century Source Sir William Davenant Isle of Dogs, 1925 Source Old Pics Archive The Docklands ablaze after the first mass air raid on London. Source Yesteryear Canary Wharf Source Londondocklands Wapping, 1983 Source Richie Rich Canary Wharf, 1989 Source Step Outside Guides One Canada Square Source Londondocklands Canary Wharf, 1987 Source Zzapback Photography The old Poplar Street Baths on the East India Dock Road in Poplar. Source British History A sailing ship in dry dock Millwall, east London, 1932 Source Old Pics Archive Deptford Dock Yard, 1920 Source Old London
Last Updated 06 April 2017