Before the Surrey Docks closed in 1969, the peninsula that sits across the Thames from Wapping, Limehouse and Canary Wharf consisted of nine large docks, six timber ‘ponds’ and a bustling canal. The names of these docks – Greenland, Finland, Russia, Canada – indicated the origin of the cargos unloaded in them, from timber and hides to whale oil.
The area was also home to many shipyards from the Elizabethan times to the early 20th century, as well as working commercial docks.
Surrey Quays and its surrounding area is experiencing a renaissance, returning to its former glory as a vital and busy part of London; a new city quarter, alive with exciting projects, including luxury properties, education, business, shopping and leisure opportunities, all within easy reach of the City and Central London.
Tavern Quay’s waterside luxury apartments, with some of the best views of London’s iconic skyline, joins the rebirth of historic SE1.