Shadwell Basin

Category: Dock

Shadwell Basin is the most significant body of water surviving from the historical London Docks in Wapping, London, situated on the north side of the river Thames east (downstream) of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge and west (upstream) of Limehouse.

Unlike the rest of the London Docks which has been landfilled, Shadwell Basin, the most easterly part of the complex, has been retained. It is now a maritime square of 2.8 hectares used for recreational purposes (including sailing, canoeing and fishing) and is surrounded on three sides by an attractive waterside housing development designed by leading British architects MacCormac, Jamieson, Prichard and Wright.


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