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London Docklands is an area of the east and southeast of London and is part of 5 separate boroughs: Greenwich, Lewisham, Newham, Southwark and Tower Hamlets. As a bustling area of activity, London Dockland’s has been mentioned frequently in popular culture, such as Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, 2007 sci-fi horror film 28 Weeks Later and Philip Pullman’s novel The Ruby in the Smoke.
The area was hit by over 2,500 bombs during WWII and was redeveloped when it was subsequently rebuilt. The change in perception of the Docklands has brought many bars, cafes and restaurants to the area. In Canary Wharf, a mere 10 minute drive from the O2 Arena, one can find the incredibly oxymoronic Dockmaster’s House; an Indian restaurant housed within a listed Georgian building, with a beautifully historic exterior and an interior which exudes modernity and style. Over in the historic town of Greenwich, one can choose from the fittingly rustic Admiral Hardy, Trafalgar Tavern and its superb river views or even the aptly named 16” West Brasserie which sits just 16 seconds west of the world’s Prime Meridian Line.
Within London Docklands runs the Bite Street Food Market, a monthly market which always falls on Fridays to celebrate the end of the working week with some great music, games and good grub.