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Island Gardens is an area of the Isle of Dogs opposite Greenwich.

The 1.12-hectare waterside park at Island Gardnes 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. It is almost certain that the view from this location is the one that the Canaletto painting ’Greenwich Hospital from the North Bank of the Thames’ is taken from, though whether Canaletto himself actually visited the site is in doubt. The park was formally opened on 3 August 1895 by local politician Will Crooks.

The 19th century name for the area was North Greenwich. It was named for the now defunct North Greenwich railway station (1872), that served a former passenger ferry to Greenwich and stood near the later Island Gardens (1897) and Greenwich foot tunnel (1902).

The park 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 about 100 metres (330 ft) north, close to the northern entrance to the tunnel by Millwall Park. The new station is largely underground; the original elevated station was demolished.

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VIEW THE ISLAND GARDENS AREA IN THE 1830s
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Mudchute Park:   Mudchute Park and Farm is a large urban park and farm just south of Canary Wharf on the Isle of Dogs.


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Billson Street, E14 · Blyth Close, E14 · Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 · Glenaffric Avenue, E14 · Glengarnock Avenue, E14 · Glenworth Avenue, E14 · Greenwich Foot Tunnel, E14 · Greenwich Foot Tunnel, SE10 · Horseshoe Close, E14 · King Charles Court Old Royal Naval College, SE10 · Lockes Field Place, E14 · Lockesfield Place, E14 · Manchester Grove, E14 · Naval Walk, BR2 · Pier Street, E14 · Saunders Ness Road, E14 · Seyssel Street, E14 · St Davids Square, E14 · St. David’s Square, E14 · Stebondale Street, E14 · The Old Royal Naval College, SE10 ·


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TRANSPORTATION
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DAILY LIFE
Good
SAFETY
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HEALTH
Average
SPORTS AND LEISURE
Good
ENTERTAINMENT
Good
DEMOGRAPHICS
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