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School of Geography

Docklands and Canary Wharf

We are close to the financial hubs of Canary Wharf and the Docklands.
We are close to the financial hubs of Canary Wharf and the Docklands.

As well as being a centre of global finance, the Docklands is also a living case study of London’s socio-economic and cultural history. The Museum of  London Docklands tells the story of the changing face of the area: from Roman settlement, through eighteenth- and nineteeth-century industrialization, to substantial and politically contentious redevelopment and repurposing in the 1980s, and up to the ambitious building schemes of the twenty-first century. On the other side of the river at Greenwich is the National Maritime Museum, with which we also have research collaborations.