London's Docklands, 1981-2000. Regeneration
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Billingsgate Market
Asda
Thames Flood Barrier
News International
Independent House
West Ferry Printers
DLR
LCY


This is a photographic chronology of developments in London's Docklands.
This section starts in 1981, the year that the London Docklands Development Corporation was established.

These pages cover the whole of the Thames Gateway (everything east of Tower Bridge) and especially the Isle of Dogs and Canary Wharf areas.
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1982: Billingsgate Market
Billingsgate Market, the UK's largest inland fish market, moves to a new location near Canary Wharf.
Billingsgate Market

Asda
1983: Asda
First big supermarket on the Isle of Dogs.

1984: Thames Flood Barrier
The world's largest movable flood barrier.
Thames Flood Barrier

News International
1986: News International moves to Wapping
Rupert Murdoch had secretly built and equipped this new printing plant, "fortress Wapping".
When 6,000 workers in Fleet Street went on strike in 1986, he activated it.

1986: Independent House
Home of The Independent newspaper, on Marsh Wall.
Independent House

West Ferry Printers
1986: West Ferry Printers
The largest newspaper print works in Europe, producing 22m papers per week.

1987: DLR
The computer-controlled Docklands Light Railway network opens.
DLR

LCY
1987: LCY
London City Airport opens.
Its short runway is for use by Short Take Off and Landing aircraft.



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