Stave Hill itself is a 30-foot (9.1 m) high artificial mound in the shape of a truncated cone, with a viewing platform and relief map of the former docks in cast bronze by Michael Rizzello at the top. It provides remarkable views over Canary Wharf, the City of London, and much of south and central London; on clear days the view stretches as far as Wembley Stadium.
It was created in 1985 by the LDDC, using spoil (waste material and rubble) from the works to fill and landscape the areas formerly occupied by commercial docks.
Stave Hill and the steps leading to the viewing platform. Canary Wharf is visible on the left.