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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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The early port   The early port

London grows from a Roman settlement to a bustling medieval port
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The 18th-century port

London becomes a centre of finance, commerce and industry
  The 18th-century port
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The 20th-century port   The 20th-century port

The changing fortunes of Docklands and the port
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Maritime Greenwich: A World Heritage Site

A unique historical landscape
  Maritime Greenwich: A World Heritage Site
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Browse the collections
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Don't miss...
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Dockers reunited launch button
See what happened when we re-united a group of ex dock workers
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Virtual pub crawl button
Experience a maritime pub crawl
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Slavery button
Investigate London's role in the slave trade
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Quick Quiz
Which science fiction television series was shot on location at Butler's Wharf?
Star Trek
Doctor Who
Blake's Seven
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Port Fact
When did London have a beach?

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National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory Greenwich New Opportunities Fund  
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