Thames Journey (10): Greenwich Peninsular

Posted: December 11, 2014 in History, London, UK
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Our final stop was at the Greenwich Peninsular, downriver from the centre of Greenwich. In many ways this is an area just like the Isle of Dogs on the other side of the river. Its history is of heavy industry and dock wharves. In preparation for the millennium the area began to be redeveloped around a large entertainment and concert venue known as the Millennium Dome (now known as the O2 or more colloquially as the dome). The major difference to the isle of dogs is that this area has a greater emphasis on residential accommodation and not on commercial buildings.

The Dome from the river

The Dome from the river

The Emirates cable car which links Greenwich Peninsular to Docklands on the north bank.

The Emirates cable car which links Greenwich Peninsular to Docklands on the north bank.

It began development much later than the isle of dogs and this still continues as it changes the face of the river along the southern bank

Continuing development on the Peninsular

Continuing development on the Peninsular

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