Isle of Dogs & Canary Wharf news
There are serious delays on the southbound stretch of the Blackwall Tunnel.
The FA Cup quarter-finals between Chelsea and Manchester United and Tottenham and Millwall will be broadcast live on BBC One.
The mother of a reckless thrill-seeker who was filmed climbing to the top of Canary Wharfs One Canada Square has said she is extraordinarily proud of her son.
Security at London’s second tallest tower seems to have taken a ‘dive’ after two young men managed to get into One Canada Square in Canary Wharf and climbed up to the very top.
Live coverage of Tuesday's League One game between Millwall and Chesterfield.
This is the astonishing moment reckless thrill-seekers climbed all the way to the top of Canary Wharfs One Canada Square – the second tallest building in London.
Doctors in east London have been given a ‘clean bill of health’ on the Isle of Dogs.
Millwall manager Neil Harris says promotion from League One is 'more important' than FA Cup success for the club.
The draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals will take place on Sunday, with Lincoln City and Millwall among the teams already through.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's FA Cup game between Millwall and Leicester City.
Northern Ireland winger Shane Ferguson signs a new deal with League One club Millwall until the summer of 2019.
Live coverage of Tuesday's League One game between Millwall and Port Vale.
A two-year-old tot started the massive demolition of east London’s former Westferry printworks on the Isle of Dogs today.
The Chief Treasury Secretary got an eyeful of just what the overcrowding problem is in London’s East End where planning development “overdrive” aims to treble the crammed population of the Isle of Dogs in the next 10 years.
A corner of London’s East End with its crammed population set to treble in the next 10 years with yet more tower blocks crammed into its two square miles is telling the Government “enough is enough”.
Live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Millwall and Southend United.
A daredevil bike rider has filmed himself leaping across train tracks at a busy London station in a dangerous BMX stunt.
London commuters faced massive crowds and delays on the Jubilee line on Thursday after a train broke down just before rush hour.
Two junior doctors in London are planning to row 3,500 miles across shark-invested waters of the Indian Ocean.
Goals from Jake Cooper and Steve Morison help Millwall continue their League One play-off push with a win at Coventry.
Millwall midfielder Ben Thompson signs a new contract which keeps him at The Den until the summer of 2021.
Live coverage of Wednesday's League One game between Millwall and Walsall.
Millwall have new fears about a compulsory purchase order on land around The Den after a key meeting of Lewisham councillors last night.
Steve Morison volleys in at the back post to give League One Millwall a shock FA Cup fourth-round victory over Premier League side Watford.
Ahead of Millwall's FA Cup fourth-round tie against Watford, manager Neil Harris talks about life after being diagnosed with cancer when he was just 23.
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's FA Cup game between Millwall and Watford.
A school in east London has landed a £150,000 windfall from sports foundation bosses to spruce-up its football pitch Astro turf and improve community sports activity on the Isle of Dogs.
Councils U-turn over plans to seize land around The Den is greeted with relief by campaigners...
Lewisham Council has said the compulsory purchase of the land around Millwall Football Club will now not go ahead.
Millwall today welcomed a review into the seizure of land around The Den but said the investigation must be fully independent.
League One side Millwall re-sign Wolves midfielder Jed Wallace on loan until the end of the season.
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One of the attractions of attending the preview for the new Tunnel: The archaeology of Crossrail exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands was that it offered a possibility for some people to have a look inside the new Canary Wharf Crossrail ...
Grace’s Guide to British Industrial History: 1845 Alexander McDougall, previously a struggling Scottish shoe merchant from Dumfries and then a Manchester schoolmaster, finally achieved his ambition of setting up as a manufacturing chemist.
Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail at the Museum of London Docklands from 10th February to 3rd September 2017Isle of Dogs Life 9 Feb
Regular readers will know that I am often intrigued by tunnels and have written about the Thames and Blackwall tunnels.
Elisabeth Lecourt and her Designs Pic: Francesca Lucarelli An unusual collection of dresses made from old geographical maps has gone on display in Canary Wharf.
Many of us (myself included) lament winter for the long dark nights and overall gloominess.
Around three years ago, I posted the remarkable story of the SS Robin which has been located in the Royal Docks.
By the end of the 19th century, so much wood was being imported via the Millwall Docks that the dock company was running out of room to store it all.
Long before the Isle of Dogs was filled with tower blocks, it was seen as a cheap plot of derelict land, and ideal for sticking a major road bypass through.
Friday, January 27th 2017 I recounted how on Friday last week we went to see the Winter Lights at Canary Wharf in Docklands (see Winter lights ).
Whilst I have been watching the developments around Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs with some interest, there is another development at Orchard Place which is beginning to take shape.
There are still three evenings left to see this (including today).
(c) Museum of London I recently contacted by the Museum of Docklands who are making available some photographs that illustrated some of the aftermath of the Silvertown Explosion of January 19th 1917.
Canary Wharf may be full of bright lights but the launch of the Winter Lights Festival offers some 30 spectacular light installations throughout Canary Wharf.
As mentioned in an earlier blog article (Wet, Wet, Wet), the Island was in pre-Roman times uninhabited marshland which flooded at high tide, as was the case with much of the land along the Thames.
Where East India Dock Road joins Cotton Street (coming from the Blackwall Tunnell) the road surface is extremely poor and is a potential slip hazard, especially for cyclists and motorcyclists.
After the excitement of the festive period, January can often seem gloomy but the return of the Winter Lights Festival offers some light related excitement with 30 spectacular light installations throughout Canary Wharf.
If you look at a trade directory dated around 1900, you will not be surprised to see many firms on the Island engaged in activities to do with the docks, shipping, engineering and metal works.
The following the shows the boundaries of the Samuda Estate on an 1890 map.
It is the time of year when people interested in making lists of things start making new lists of things in order to occupy themselves.
Tooke is (or was) a well-known name on the Island.
The last two posts of 2016 were looking backwards but as we enter a New Year it is time to look forward.
It is that time of the year when people begin to review the past 12 months, carrying on the tradition from previous years, we are listing the ships that have visited West India Docks in the last year.
Survey of London: In 1973 the PLA committed itself to a gradual transfer of operations from the India and Millwall Docks to the Royal Docks.
Well as we approach another Christmas period and London is facing strikes and other inconveniences, it would be easy to sink into negativity.
This year it’s all about the colour at Canada Square’s LUMINOCITY Ice Rink Canary Wharf.
Survey of London: After the war, the PLA undertook a massive programme of reconstruction using the £13 million of compensation received from the government.
The Luftwaffe had been flying reconnaissance flights over London and the rest of Britain for 6 years before the war, and had marked targets – such as power stations, docks and gas works – in a set of aerial photos.
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