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TREASURE ISLAND: THE ISLE OF DOGS' HIDDEN GEMS

23 July 16:00 - 18:00
Organized by: William Sharp, Leigh Stanford and Andrew Parnell
South Quay DLR Station (East Exit, Harbour Exchange Side)
London
E14 9SH

On this walk, you will discover some of the lesser known architectural gems of the Isle of Dogs, mostly outside of the banking area at Canary Wharf.

 

The face of the Island was transformed by wholesale regeneration and bombing in the 20th century. We look at some of the buildings that were produced, from housing – social, private and charitable – to glittering offices and ornate buildings with important practical functions, and come across some natural features and green spaces which may surprise a first-time visitor.

 

Above all, the walk seeks to convey a sense of the special character of the area, surrounded as it is by water, with its long association with the sea and maritime trades and its track record of adapting to massive economic change.