West India Docks.
View full size imageWest India Docks and warehouses. © NMM
Extensive warehousing was needed to accommodate thousands of tons of cargo, which included sugar, rum, molasses, coffee, spices and hardwood. Warehouses, five storeys high, were built around the import dock. Cargoes were stored prior to distribution or re-export.

The warehouses once accommodated of nearly 100,000 tons of goods. Today one row of warehousing remains, which now house restaurants, shops and the Museums in Docklands.

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