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Island Gardens is a public park located at the southern end of the Isle of Dogs - hence the name 'Island' - in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets on the north bank of the River Thames. The park was formally opened on 3 August 1895 by prominent local politician Will Crooks - one of many local improvements he instigated. Isle of Dogs is also a play by Thomas Nashe and Ben Jonson. ... The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is a London borough to the east of the City of London and north of the River Thames in East London. ... Length 346 km Elevation of the source 110 m Average discharge entering Oxford: 17. ... August 3 is the 215th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (216th in leap years), with 150 days remaining. ... 1895 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... William (Will) Crooks (6 April 1852- 5 June 1921) was a noted trade unionist and politician from Poplar, London, and a member of the Fabian Society. ...


It is notable for its spectacular cross-river view of the classical buildings of the former Greenwich Hospital, the Cutty Sark and the National Maritime Museum, with Greenwich Park forming a backdrop. The northern entrance of the Greenwich foot tunnel is also within the park. The Greenwich Hospital was founded in 1694 as the Royal Naval Hospital for Seamen and occupied its prime riverside site on the south bank of the river Thames in Greenwich, London for over 170 years, closing in 1869. ... Cutty-sark - Wikipedia /**/ @import /w/skins-1. ... The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich The National Maritime Museum (NMM) is the leading maritime museum of the United Kingdom, and one of the most important in the world. ... One of the Royal Parks of London, Greenwich Park is a former deer-park in Greenwich and one of the largest single green spaces in south east London. ... Greenwich side entrance, with a similar Tower Hamlets side entrance visible in the distance to the right The Greenwich foot tunnel is a pedestrian tunnel crossing beneath the River Thames in east London, linking the London Borough of Greenwich to the south with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to...


The park also gave its name to Island Gardens DLR station. This opened in 1987 as the southern terminus of the DLR's initial system, and was an elevated terminal station situated to the west of the park. The later construction of the DLR extension to Lewisham involved a tunnel under the Thames, and Island Gardens station was relocated approximately 100m north, close to the northern entrance to the tunnel by Millwall Park. The new station is largely underground, and the original elevated station was demolished. Categories: Docklands Light Railway stations | London Underground stubs ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Categories: Docklands Light Railway stations | London railway stations | British railway stations | London Underground stubs ... Disused railway tunnel now converted to pedestrian and bicycle use, near Houyet, Belgium A tunnel is an underground passage. ...


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Island Gardens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (222 words)
Island Gardens is a public park located at the southern end of the Isle of Dogs - hence the name 'Island' - in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets on the north bank of the River Thames.
This opened in 1987 as the southern terminus of the DLR's initial system, and was an elevated terminal station situated to the west of the park.
The later construction of the DLR extension to Lewisham involved a tunnel under the Thames, and Island Gardens station was relocated approximately 100 m north, close to the northern entrance to the tunnel by Millwall Park.
Island Gardens DLR station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (326 words)
Island Gardens DLR station is a Docklands Light Railway station on the Isle of Dogs, just north of the River Thames.
Island Gardens is a public park with a notable view across the river to the classical buildings of the former Greenwich Hospital and the National Maritime Museum, with Greenwich Park forming a backdrop.
The original Island Gardens DLR station was opened on 31 August 1987 as the southern terminus of the initial system.
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