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 Encyclopedia: London
London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England.
There are other definitions of "London" for special purposes, such as the London postal district; the area covered by the telephone area code 020; the area accessible by public transport using a Transport for London Travelcard; the area delimited by the M25 orbital motorway; the Metropolitan Police district; and the London commuter belt.
London's large built-up area creates a microclimate, with heat stored by the city's buildings: sometimes temperatures are 5°C (9°F) warmer in the city than in the surrounding areas.
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 Victorian London - Thames - Docks - London Docks
The Western Dock comprises 20 acres; the Eastern, 7 acres and the Wapping Basin, 3 acres.
On the northern and eastern sides of this dock are the principal sugar warehouses, the north-eastern corner being allotted to the rum department.
The London Docks are in direct railway communication with the Victoria Docks, belonging to the same company, and with all the principal railways of the United Kingdom, a special branch running from the western end of the Leman-street Station to the foot of the great jetty in the western dock.
www.victorianlondon.org /thames/londondocks.htm   (3470 words)

  
 Docklands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first of the Georgian docks was the West India (opened 1802), followed by the London (1805), the East India (also 1805), the Surrey (1807), St Katharine (1828) and the West India South (1829).
The docks required an army of workers, chiefly lightermen (who carried loads between ships and quays aboard small barges called lighters) and quayside workers, who dealt with the goods once they were ashore.
London's docks were unable to accommodate the much larger vessels needed by containerization and the shipping industry moved to deep-water ports such as Tilbury and Felixstowe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Docklands   (1994 words)

  
 Victorian London - Thames - Docks - Character of
THE Docks of London are entirely the growth of the present century, and the result of the vast increase in the commerce of the preceding 25 years, which was as great as in the first 70 years of the century : a hundred years since, London had not one- twentieth of its present trade.
The West India Import Dock, covering a space of 30 acres, is approached at the western extremity from the Limehouse Basin, 1¼ acres in extent, and at the eastern extremity from the Blackwall Basin, 6¾ acres.
The space between it and the West India Import Dock of 300 ft. in width, is occupied by the rum and mahogany sheds, the latter occupying the extremities and the former the middle portion.
www.victorianlondon.org /thames/docks.htm   (4009 words)

  
 London Docks -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The London Docks were one of several sets of docks in the historic (Click link for more info and facts about Port of London) Port of London.
Traditionally ships had docked at wharves on the (The longest river in England; flows eastward through London to the North Sea) River Thames itself, but this time, more capacity was needed.
The docks were finally closed to shipping in 1969 and sold to the borough of (Click link for more info and facts about Tower Hamlets) Tower Hamlets, which filled in the western portion of the London Docks with the (unrealised) intention of turning them into public housing estates.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/lo/london_docks.htm   (365 words)

  
 The Blitz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first air raids on London were mainly aimed at the Port of London in the East End of London.
The Queen's visits to the East End of London were greatly appreciated and did much to boost both public morale and the affection in which the Royal Family was held.
American radio journalist Edward R. Murrow was stationed in London at the time of the Blitz, and he provided live radio broadcasts to the United States as the bombings were taking place.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Blitz   (1775 words)

  
 London Docks, East & West India Docks, Port, Shipping, 1819, History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
These docks are formed across the narrowest part of the Isle of Dogs, which is formed by a circuitous course the river takes, leaving this almost a peninsula; so that the docks communicate with the river at both extremities of the island.
The dock, which received its name in honour of the present race of monarchs, was begun and executed by Mr.
In the digging of the East and West-India docks, a very thick stratum of decayed vegetables or peat was found spread over the soil, about six feet under the surface; and amongst which were nuts, leaves, branches of trees, andc., of different species, almost in an entire state.
www.londonancestor.com /leighs/docks.htm   (1205 words)

  
 London Docks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The London Docks were one of several sets of docks in the historic Port of London.
Traditionally ships had docked at wharves on the River Thames itself, but this time, more capacity was needed.
They were the closest docks to the City of London, apart from St Katharine Docks, which were built two decades later.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/London_Docks   (285 words)

  
 Stepney Docks:The London Docks
was appointed as superintendent of the dock and
On 30 June 1849 the Dock contained 14783 pipes of port, 13107 hogsheads of sherry, 64 pipes of French wine, 796 pipes of Cape wine, 7607 cases of wine containing 19140 dozen, 10113 hogsheads of brandy and 3642 pipes of rum.
The monopoly held by the London Docks meant that for twenty one years all vessels laden with tobacco, rice, wine and brandy, except the West and East Indiamen were to use the London Dock.
website.lineone.net /~fight/Stepney/londocks.htm   (917 words)

  
 PlanetPapers - London Docklands
However in 1967 the docks started to decline, a number of reasons were to cause the downfall to one of the worlds greatest trading ports.
With the competition a problem, the London Docks now had to battle through the decline of traditional trade that was associated with Europe and the docks.
By 1981, all the docks along the Thames were closed, with the exception of the new Tilbury dock.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: London
London, the capital of England and chief city of the British Empire, is situated about fifty miles from the mouth of the Thames, Lat.
London at this time consisted of a collection of low wooden houses thatched with reeds or straw, thus affording combustible material for the numerous and destructive fires which frequently broke out, as in 1087 when the greater part of the city, including St. Paul's, was burnt.
London under the Hanoverian kings lost the beauty it formerly had and became a vast collection of houses, plain but comfortable, a condition from which it is only now successfully emerging.
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 London City Airport - Royal Docks History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
THE Royal Victoria Dock, which was opened in 1855, was the first dock built expressly for steam ships and the first to be planned with direct rail links onto the quay.
The King George V Dock was opened in 1921, completing the Royal group of docks which, as a whole, formed the largest area of impounded water in the world.
Losses in the Royal Docks, excluding interest and central overheads, increased from £4.6m per annum in 1978 to £6.7m per annum in 1981, and in consequence the decision was taken to close the West India and Millwall Docks in 1980.
www.lcacc.org /history/rdhist.html   (1095 words)

  
 Information Guide to London   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
London stands on both banks of the River Thames, in the south-east of England.
London is also a great financial centre and is home to many of the world's leading banks and insurance institutions.
As well as being the capital of England, London is the seat of government of the United Kingdom and is a royal residence.
www.tourstolondon.co.uk /london-guide.html   (307 words)

  
 Rotherhithe & Surrey Quays, SE16
However, this was short lived and the growing size of ships, London traffic congestion and the move to pallets and containerisation lead to decline and eventually in 1970 to the closure of the Docks.
The Story of London is more general, but includes some local points, such as the first Portland Cement factory in London being in Rotherhithe, established by William Aspdin in 1841 and used in the Thames Tunnel.
London O's, play in Southwark Park, and were British champions in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001.
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 Stepney Folk:The Atmosphere of the London Docks
But there is in one dock, the London, an underground store, that is the Aaron's rod of dock warehouses, and devours all the rest.
I am candidly of opinion, however, that the majority of these legends are apocryphal, or, in the rare cases when they have a foundation in fact, belong to the history of the past, and that commercial sobriety, in the highest order, is the rule in the wine vaults of the London Docks.
But a clanging bell proclaims the hour of one, and the dock- labourers, from Tower Hill to the far-off Isle of Dogs, are summoned back to their toil.
website.lineone.net /~fight/Stepney/sala.htm   (911 words)

  
 ParishRegister.com - St Peter’s London Docks fundraising   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This was a very cut-off place; bounded to the north by Tobacco and Western Docks, Wapping Basin to the west and the River Thames to east and south.
The population of the area in the mid-nineteenth century was growing, fuelled by the influx of people needed to support the Docks at the peak of their expansion.
The parish church, since it split from the mother of all London's East End churchs, St Dunstan's, Stepney in 1729, was St George-in-the East.
www.parishregister.com /stpf.html   (834 words)

  
 (VAUGHAN, William), On wet docks, quays, and warehouses, for the Port of London; with hints respecting trade. [And] ...
To William Vaughan, London merchant, belongs much of the credit for the development of the Port of London dock system, for he conceived the idea of enclosed wet docks with associated warehousing, which was to serve as a model for all future dock construction worldwide.
Both items are of the greatest rarity, though “On wet docks, quays, and warehouses...” was reissued in 1794 with a slightly different title.Vaughan himself had been promoting a dock at Wapping but in 1797 a group of West India merchants put forward an alternative proposal for docks and a canal on the Isle of Dogs.
Although he was critical of the West India scheme it was nevertheless built by William Jessop as West India Dock while Vaughan’s own project was built by John Rennie as London Dock.
www.polybiblio.com /elton/5859.html   (445 words)

  
 England, London Docklands important links to the archives of the London Docklands Development Corporation, LDDC, UK ...
England, London Docklands important links to the archives of the London Docklands Development Corporation, LDDC, UK Dept of the Environment, Transport and the Regions, LDDC Monographs, London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Newham, Southwark and Greenwich.
London Docklands, the destination of the new millennium, covers 55 miles of waterfront, starting where the City of London ends.
A forgotten corner of London, much of it surrounded by high security walls, was regenerated as the aggressive, all powerful LDDC got to work...sweeping away the detritus of Left-wing local council dogma and stagnation and the dereliction of a once powerful Docks industry overtaken by new container technology.
www.london-docklands.co.uk /tours/linksindex.htm   (948 words)

  
 Holiday Inn Express Hotel - Express By Holiday Inn Royal Docks - Excel Exhibition Centre,London docklands,City Airport, ...
The Express by Holiday Inn London-Royal Docks / Docklands is perfectly situated in the heart of London's dynamic Docklands area and is only minutes away from Canary Wharf and the Excel Exhibition Centre.
London City Airport is only 2km away and Canning Town Tube, Rail and Bus Station is within a 5 minute walk from this London hotel.
This London hotel is currently undergoing an extension of 48 bedrooms.
www.exhi-royaldocks.co.uk   (251 words)

  
 West India Docks
London had been a major port since the arrival of the Romans but by the 18th century it was unable to cope with the rapidly increasing traffic.
Built by William Jessop and John Rennie, the dock is situated on the Isle of Dogs, a peninsula in the East End of London.
There is a range of spacious warehouses around the docks, for storing the West India produce, each of which is capable of containing eighty thousand hogsheads of sugar.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /LONdocks.htm   (275 words)

  
 Royal Docks Trust (London) - Regeneration Page
In July 2000, the interests, assets and liabilities of English Partnerships in the London region transferred to the new London Development Agency (LDA).
London City Airport Consultative Committee at http://www.lcacc.org - this site contains useful historical and other material about the Royal Docks and about the part played by the Airport in the Docklands story.
The Docklands Campus of the University of East London at http://www.uel.ac.uk/about_uel/why_uel/docklands_transport.htm
www.royaldockstrust.org.uk /Regen.html   (796 words)

  
 East London, the Docks, Greenwich and Woolwich
The old "East End" of London, with its cockneys, pearly kings and queens and commercial docks, has begun to disappear forever.
The Port of London, once the main artery for the import of most goods into Britain has declined due to the rise of the airport, the container and the channel tunnel.
Reminders of the past remain as in the "E" for Execution Dock where pirates like Captain Kidd were hung in 1701 and his body displayed in chains.
www.capital-calling.com /east.htm   (329 words)

  
 Transport for London - Triathlon docks in East London
THE world’s largest triathlon takes place in London this weekend (August 6 and 7) as thousands of participants put their endurance to the test by swimming, cycling and running across London.
The Michelob ULTRA London Triathlon will be centred on London Docklands on Saturday, with competitors racing along the Embankment to Big Ben on Sunday.
People are therefore advised not to drive into central London or Docklands unless necessary, and to allow extra time for their journeys.
www.londontransport.co.uk /tfl/metro/article.asp?id=546   (301 words)

  
 AIM25: Senate House Library, University of London: Memorandum relating to the London docks
AIM25: Senate House Library, University of London: Memorandum relating to the London docks
Gibson's, Bankers, London', describing the facilities and extent of the London docks.
Archival history: This volume was enclosed in John Ramsey MacCulloch's Principles of Political Economy (Edinburgh and London, 1825), originally given to Joseph Hume by the author.
www.aim25.ac.uk /cats/14/1467.htm   (198 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Docklands Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Between 1960 and 1980, all of London's docks were closed, leaving a vast area of derelict land in East London.
The centrepiece of the whole effort was the ambitious Canary Wharf project that constructed Britain's tallest building and established a second major financial centre in London.
Further east, the Royal Docks have been regenerated with new housing and the ExCeL exhibition centre.
www.ipedia.com /docklands.html   (1747 words)

  
 Royal Docks Trust (London)
The Royal Docks Trust (London) was established and registered as a charity in March 1995.
The grants programme is administered by Newham Council who provide a quarter of the cost of the grants each year.
Projects: The Trust also has the income earned on funds left with the Trust by the former London Docklands Development Corporation (LDDC) to implement some of their unfulfilled social projects and also from the community lands where the LDDC left the freehold interest wih the Trust when it was wound up in 1998.
www.royaldockstrust.org.uk   (439 words)

  
 cargo securing shipping secure load tilbury london docks castlekeep
Castlekeep supplies a range of specialised services to the Shipping Industry and have served it on the River Thames and throughout the UK for many years, offering a 24-hour, year round service.
We also supply sessional and contract labour to the Port of Tilbury and Porters for the Central London Cruise Terminal.
Carrying large stocks of lashing materials, dunnage and steel, all at competitive prices, we pride ourselves on being able to respond quickly to clients requirements for labour, plant and materials.
www.castlekeep.ltd.uk   (172 words)

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