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Royal Victoria Dock E16 1AZ


Seagull Lane@The Grainstore@The ExCeL
Royal Victoria Dock

Set within one of London's historic, vibrant, and diverse Dockland redevelopments

3 Bedrooms: Comprising 2 Double Bedrooms (...one having an extra Double Sofabed), and 1 Bedroom with 2 Single-beds. Bookable-accommodation is for up to 6 people 

Lounge
Lounge

Royal Victoria Dock

Sunset, Royal Victoria Dock, East London, with Canary Wharf, the Shard, with the 'Gurkin' in the far distant background

Ancient and Modern Docklands
Ancient and Modern Docklands

Ye Olde Victoria Dock

A marvel in its day

The original dock was constructed with five 'finger' jetties, each measuring 177 metres long and 42.7 metres wide. They provided nearly 3 miles (4.8 kilometres) of quays

The entrance lock measured 24.4 metres wide, 99 metres long, and 8.5 metres deep

The 'dock' had the very latest hydraulic machinery to open the lock-gates (it took just 1.5 minutes). Hydraulics also operated the cranes on the quays

Royal Victoria Dock was the first dock to be directly brought into the national railway-system

Good access was also possible via connections at Shoreditch and Fenchurch Street Station -  through to the Eastern Counties Railway

A number of warehouses were built nearby that were directly connected to industries in the Midlands - via the Great Northern Railway

Large warehouses were built to house American hogsheads of tobacco. Each weighed half-a-tonne. They were stored five-high using electric cranes

Warehouse 'M' was 6-storeys high and had 42,475 cubic metres of storage space

At any one time, there would have been 15,000 - 20,000 tonnes of tobacco held in bond

The 'Orange Warehouse' had 3,716 square metres of floor-space, complete with covered platforms for transport

The 'Banana Berth' housed mechanical-bucket conveyors which could process 80,000 stems of bananas per-day

When the dock was reconstructed, the main quay measured 366 metres in length, with a return-quay to the pontoon dock measuring 171 metres

The dock eventually fell victim to modern containerization, which, of necessity, moved further down-river to Tilbury and beyond - to handle larger shipping


 MV Archibald Russell
MV Archibald Russell

The majestic lines of the 1905 Clyde-built (J. Hardie & Co., Glasgow), Cape Horn-running cargo barque MV Archibald Russell discharging a cargo of Australian wheat at Millennium Mills, Royal Victoria Dock, May 1931