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.
Ivory floor, London Dock Source Old London One Canada Square, 2005 Source Londondocklands A policemen stands by a carriage in front of Docklands warehouse buildings, 1934 Source Londonhistorian Canary Wharf, 1990 Source Londonhistorian Limehouse Studios, 1983. Demolished to make way for Canary Wharf Source Adam Nathaniel Furman Aerial view of Canary Wharf, 1983 Source Old Pics Archive A new DLR train in Millwall, Isle of Dogs Source Sharon B Isle of Dogs, 1925 Source Old Pics Archive The Empire Windrush brings 492 Jamaican immigrants to Tilbury Docks - the start of modern UK immigration Source Sports & Casino History Isle of Dogs, 1980s Source Flashbak.com Canary Wharf, 2011 Source Londondocklands Isle of Dogs, 1984 Source Londondocklands Isle of Mudchute looking north-east towards Brunswick Power Station, demolished in 1987 Source This Brutal House Royal Albert Dock, 1960s Source This Brutal House One Canada Square Source Londondocklands Surrey Dock was bombed out, 1940. Source London Fire Brigade Shackleton's Endurance leaves West India Dock, 1914 Source The Ripper West India Quay, 1913 and today Source Davenant Canary Wharf, 1989 Source Step Outside Guides 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 Isle of Dogs, 1950s Source Old London The Docklands ablaze after the first mass air raid on London. Source Yesteryear Canary Wharf under construction, 1990 Source Londondocklands Thames at Limehouse, early 19th century Source Davenant The wine vaults at London Docks, 1909 Source The Ripper Canary Wharf Source Londondocklands Canary Wharf, 1987 Source Zzapback Photography Prefabs around Galbraith Street on the Isle of Dogs, built quickly to create further housing following bombings, 1946 Source The Ripper Wapping, 1983 Source Richie Rich Blackwall Basin Source Londondocklands Green and Silley Weirs Upper Dry Dock, Blackwall Yard, c.1929 Source Museumoflondonprints 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