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Maritime London - Discover the past, explore the present

Explore the history of maritime London from Roman settlements to today's Docklands. Find out about the individuals and events that have contributed to its wealth and importance, and discover the communities who have made this great port city their home.

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London and the pirates 
London and the pirates
Separate fact from fiction and find out what pirates were really like  Read more...
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Prison hulks on the River Thames
Find out more about the notorious floating prisons that housed London's convicts  Read more...
 Prison hulks on the River Thames
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The Tudor and Stuart port 
The Tudor and Stuart port
London becomes a gateway to the markets and products of the world  Read more...
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The Great Dock Strike of 1889
The labour movement's first great victory  Read more...
 The Great Dock Strike of 1889
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The state funeral of Lord Nelson, 5-9 January 1806 
The state funeral of Lord Nelson, 5-9 January 1806
Britain's greatest naval hero is buried in London  Read more...
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Time Pirates home page button
Stop the evil genius from stealing history! An award winning children's adventure game
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The Blitz Quiz Button
Get 100% to see an animated London skyline (Flash 6 player needed)
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Watch the Thames tide
See the Thames tide rise and fall (Flash 6 player needed)
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Port Fact
What does 'wharf' stand for?

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National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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