North Greenwich, Isle of Dogs

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This article is about 19th Century London region. For site of the O2 arena, see North Greenwich (O2 site).
North Greenwich
North Greenwich is located in Greater London
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Coordinates: 51°29′20″N 0°01′08″W / 51.489°N 0.019°W / 51.489; -0.019

North Greenwich is a 19th-century name for the southern tip of the Isle of Dogs, located in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. 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).[1] It faces Greenwich over the River Thames and the area is now more usually known as South Millwall. Millwall Football Club played in this area from 1901–1910, naming their ground North Greenwich.[2]

It should not be confused with the northern part of the Greenwich peninsula in South London, formerly known as East Greenwich that lies south of the river and is the site of the The O2 (formerly the Millennium Dome). The opening in 1999 of the North Greenwich tube station on London Underground's Jubilee line has now led to this area being known colloquially as North Greenwich.

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