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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 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

Deptford and Woolwich: London's Royal Dockyards

The rise and decline of Henry VIII's Dockyards

Docklands and the Blitz

London in the firing line

The Great Dock Strike of 1889

The labour movement's first great victory


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ON THIS DAY...
[Bypass: On This Day]11 APRIL 1861
The 'Resistance', was launched at the Westwood, Bailie, Campbell & Cos London Yard on the Isle of Dogs

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Port Fact
[Bypass: Port Fact 'Birds droppings and animal blood']Why were bird droppings and animal blood used in Silvertown?
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