Isle of Dogs
The Isle of Dogs is a former island in the East End of London that is bounded on three sides by the River Thames. Access to the Isle of Dogs is via water, bridge or tunnel.
The Isle of Dogs was first recorded in the 16th century, although historians believe the area to be much older than this. The origin of its name is much debated, with suggestions that it may have been linked to Edward III’s greyhounds, or a mutation of an original name “Isle of Ducks” – given due to the area’s large wildfowl population.
The Isle of Dogs was a busy, industrial docklands area until the early 20th century when it fell into decline. A huge regeneration project during the 1980s saw the area’s fortunes transformed, with the construction of new housing and a new transport infrastructure.
“…redeveloped riverfront formerly part of the Port of London, at one time the world's largest port.”