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What's left of the old port
Formerly home to the Regent's Canal Dock, the Limehouse Cut and several important wharves, Limehouse was one of the first areas to become trendy after the closure of the inner London docks and wharves. Despite this, many interesting features survive.
The Limehouse Basin.
|Looking west into the Limehouse Basin, the former Regent's Canal Dock. Once a small dock linking the Regent's Canal with the Thames, this has now become a virtual marina.|
The entrance to the Limehouse Basin.
|The entrance to the Limehouse Basin, the former Regent's Canal Dock. This once linked the Regent's Canal and the main English canal network with the Thames. The lock is still in working order.|
The swing bridge at the Limehouse Basin.
|The outline of the swing bridge across the entrance to the Limehouse Basin. This would open to allow vessels to pass between the Thames and the basin.|
The Limekiln Dock.
|The Limekiln Dock was once lined with busy wharves, particular Dunbar Wharf, which served Duncan Dunbar's large shipping fleet.|
Former entrance to the Limehouse Cut.
|The former entrance to the Limehouse Cut, which linked the Thames with the River Lea Navigation. It has now been blocked up, and survives as a water feature amid new housing. It seems a good breeding site for mallards.|
Converted warehouses of Wilson's Wharf.
|The converted warehouse of J & N Wilson & Co., Ship Stores, in Limehouse. This is one of the many successful conversions in the area.|
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