Tag: wapping

  • Wapping

    written by neja on 2011-02-18 in #world #locations
    Wapping

    A secret area in London with excellent views for history lovers. Wapping is an area in east London, part of the former Docklands, about which lots of Londoners don't even know. And the ones who know, appreciate it a lot.

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  • Shadwell Basin

    written by neja on 2011-03-20 in #world #locations
    Shadwell Basin

    The most significant body of water surviving from the historical London Docks. Development in the Shadwell area was encouraged by an enterprising speculator named, Thomas Neale who built the chapel, St. Paul's by Shadwell Basin in 1656 (which was rebuilt in 1821).

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  • The Wapping Project

    written by neja on 2012-06-25 in #world #locations
    The Wapping Project

    One of the best galleries in London, for real. My love affair with this gallery started through a lucky accident. I was flat hunting at that time when I saw a poster of a Guy Bourdin exhibition on the wall of some old building, which appeared to be a former Hydraulic Power Station, now the home of The Wapping Project Gallery.

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  • Wapping Woods

    written by neja on 2011-03-18 in #world #locations
    Wapping Woods

    Wapping was originally a Saxon settlement. This area was known as a marshland until the 16th century when it was drained. It then became a rich meadow and garden ground until it was acquired for the London Docks. By 1969, the docks at Wapping were empty. Trees were planted and it was optimistically called Wapping Woods. However, the trees could not survive and the result is the small park we have today.