Thames journey (7):

Posted: November 28, 2014 in London, UK
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The Angel, one of a number of riverside pubs. Local legend has it the notorious’Hanging Judge’ George Jefferys came to the Angel to watch men hung on the scaffold at Execution dock directly opposite on the north bank of the river. More about its history can be found at: http://russiadock.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/the-angel-public-house.html

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The river police station at Wapping.
The river police were once a seperate organisation set up by merchants to prevent crime on the river and in the docks and warehouses. It became part of the Metropolitan Police force in 1839. Wapping was their original station being in the middle of the London docks area and today the station also houses a museum dedicated to the history of maritime policing in London.

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The Hilton ferry is the only passenger ferry operating on the Thames that connects two points, one on the south bank near the Hilton Docklands Hotel and Canary wharf on the north bank (All other services are river boats and connect multiple along a route).

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As we approach Canary Wharf and the centre of London Docklands there is more housing which has used the original riverside buildings.

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