Saturday, September 10, 2016

Tobacco Dock

London The Unfinished City
Land-locked Dock.
Saturday September 10, 2016.

Tobacco Dock was another one of those places that I heard lots about, but had never visited. It was by pure chance that, as I wandered along the Ornamental Canal, I noticed the masts of two ships. As I climbed the stairs I realised where I was, so set about taking some photos.

London The Unfinished City
Tobacco Dock.

Although, on my visit, the docks were closed, it was good to finally see the ships and gates, before I continued walking eastwards.

Brief History

Built in 1811, Tobacco Dock was primarily used for the storing of, believe it or not, Tobacco. 

After remaining empty for many years, various groups have tried to redevelop the buildings. But, due to a lack of decent public transport, many of these have failed. 

Tobacco Dock is a popular location for filming and also hosts yearly events. It is these things that keep the building 'alive'. The warehouse is now Grade I listed.

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