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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.

Port Highlights

[Bypass: Port Highlights ]The 'Princess Alice' tragedy

More than 600 people died in the worst ever disaster on a British waterway

Fighting back: the port, the Thames and the liberation of Europe

How the Thames contributed to the defeat of Nazi Germany

The 19th-century port

Docks and industry transform the Thames

The early port

London grows from a Roman settlement to a bustling medieval port

The state funeral of Lord Nelson, 5-9 January 1806

Britain's greatest naval hero is buried in London

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[Bypass: On This Day ] 10 MARCH 1906
The Bakerloo line opened, passing under the Thames between the Embankment and Waterloo stations

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[Bypass: Port Fact 'London's lighthouse' ]Where in London can a lighthouse be seen?

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