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The working river * The working river
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The Thames has always been a working river and London’s gateway to the world. Trade and industry flourished along its banks as the port grew into a massive commercial centre. A huge labour force worked in the docks, factories, warehouses and shipyards of maritime London. Today, Docklands remains a centre of the global electronic trade in commodities and finance.
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HMS Warrior: 'A black snake among rabbits’?HMS Warrior: 'A black snake among rabbits’?

Britain’s first iron-hulled warship
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Thames IronworksThames Ironworks

Building for London and the world
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The Great Eastern as a passenger linerThe Great Eastern as a passenger liner

The ship of the future?
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The Great Eastern as a cable laying shipThe Great Eastern as a cable laying ship

Connecting the world
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Trinity HouseTrinity House

Showing the way
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Powering the CityPowering the City

Gas and electricity generation on the Thames
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Did you know...? The Great Eastern fact filesDid you know...? The Great Eastern fact files

Key information about the Great Eastern, the biggest ship of its time.
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