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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 18th-century port   The 18th-century port

London becomes a centre of finance, commerce and industry
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Docklands and the Blitz

London in the firing line
  Docklands and the Blitz
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The Great Eastern as a passenger liner   The Great Eastern as a passenger liner

The ship of the future?
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The Tudor and Stuart port

London becomes a gateway to the markets and products of the world
  The Tudor and Stuart port
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Image for Browse Collections
Browse the collections
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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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Don't miss...
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West India Dock banner
Take the West India Dock trail
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Build your own gallery banner
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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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