Living in Docklands
London’s Docklands lie to the east of the City of London and are mostly north of the River Thames. They stretch from Tower Bridge to Woolwich and are the legacy of the trading power of the British Empire. The docks went into decline after the Second World War, but in the 1980s the regeneration of the area started.
Over the past 30 years, the population of the Docklands has more than doubled, transport links have significantly improved and the area has become both a booming financial district and an increasingly popular area to live. Whilst cobbled lanes still criss-cross in Wapping, and the historic Tower of London stands proud further upstream, Canary Wharf stands as a contemporary symbol of the district’s current trading power.