Safeguarded wharf

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Barges at Walbrook Wharf, the only safeguarded wharf in central London

Safeguarded wharves are those wharves in London which have been given special status by the Mayor of London and the Port of London Authority (PLA) which ensures they are retained as working wharves and are protected from redevelopment into non-port use.[citation needed]

Nineteen operational and six non-operational or road served wharves are viable or capable of being made viable for cargo-handling and should be safeguarded by direction of the Deputy Prime Minister. Nineteen of the proposed sites are not viable for cargo-handling.[1]

List of safeguarded wharves[edit]

Upper Reaches[edit]

Central London[edit]

London Docklands[edit]

See London Docks, Shadwell Basin, Limehouse Basin, Surrey Commercial Docks, West India Docks, Millwall Dock, East India Docks and the Royal Docks (which remains in use for boat exhibitioning) for the dock systems containing a great multitude of docks (some of which no longer exist) which were in commercial port operation until the 1970s/early 1980s.

Barking Creek[edit]

The following wharfs are located on the lower section of the River Roding, at Creekmouth.

Dagenham Dock[edit]

Erith Reach[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Safeguarded Wharves on the River Thames London Plan Implementation Report" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 July 2011.