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The Ledger Building

4 Hertsmere Road

(Meet outside the pub)

London

E14 4AL

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Photo – East India Docks looking south 1808 (Wikimedia Commons)

Guide number: 07982 132231 - Please contact me if booking has closed!

In 1802 a major development began London's climb to becoming the world's biggest port - Robert Milligan's hopes were realised when the West India Docks opened across the top of the Isle of Dogs. It was this unprecedented development which saw Poplar blossom to dominate the eastern side of the Tower Hamlets.

While Poplar is nowadays synonymous with London's Docklands, just downriver is Blackwall. An important embarkation point for voyages as far as North America for centuries, it is where the East India Company arrived in 1617 and stayed until it ceased trading.

This tour begins at the heritage-heavy West India Docks, and concludes with the East India Docks and the Thames - gateway to the world beyond Blackwall.

We meet outside The Ledger Building, a JD Wetherspoon pub, and finish approximately two hours later near East India DLR station.

For information on travel, please use Transport for London's Journey Planner.

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E14 4AL

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