Canning Town


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Tel code: 0207 | code search
Postcode: E16 | code search
Population: 11300
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Birthplace of:
Johnny Speight
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Folk Customs:
April Fools Day
Baddeley Cake
Beating the Tower Boundaries
Blessing of the Throats
Bonfire Night
Changing of the Quill
Doggett's Coat and Badge Race
Footbridge Rent of one Red Rose
Hot Cross Buns for the Widow’s son
Mass for the executed Charles I
Quit Rents Ceremony
Vintners' Company Procession

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The east London district of Canning Town, located on the north of the Thames, is looking forward to a promising future. Back in Victorian times, it was a marshland slum. As Charles Dickens observed in 1857, "Canning Town is the child of the Victoria Docks", a place where poor housing was constructed for labourers toiling at the docks, the Bow Creek shipyard and the local coal wharves. Later, World War II brought a concerted bombing of the area, and in post-War years, the community struggled with unemployment and deprivation. Now things are changing rapidly, thanks to a £2.5 billion regeneration boost for Canning Town and the neighbouring Custom House. This coincides with the ongoing developments in nearby Docklands - London's most exciting new business and residential area - and with Newham, the local authority, spring-cleaning for the 2012 Olympic Games. Big business is already moving in: the ExCel exhibition and conference centre, and its attendant luxury hotels, are located in Custom House. Bow Creek, meanwhile, has been transformed by a Green Flag-winning ecology park, now incorporated into the vast Lee Valley Regional Park. Old traditions are upheld at Rathbone Market, a traditional East End market dating back to 1253.


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Canning Town Dental Practice


Dr R Kotecha

Estate Agent

Alexander Chase

Pub and Bar

Beckton Arms
California Public House
Durham Arms
Graving Dock
Hallsville Tavern
Hubbub Cafe Bar
Ordnance Arms
Pitts Head
Royal Oak


Beckton Arms
Caribbean Scene Restaurant Bar
Durham Arms
Fox @ Connaught
Fox @ Excel
Freemasons Cafe & Restaurant
House Ho Lee Restaurant

Hubbub Cafe Bar
Ordnance Arms
Pitts Head


Eastlea Community School
Hallsville Primary School
Keir Hardie Primary School
Ravenscroft Primary School
Royal Docks Community School
Scott Wilkie Primary School
St Joachim's R C Primary School
St Luke's C of E Primary School
Star School


G M Hewett Solicitor
Hereward & Forster


Beckton Cars
Trebick’s Car Service

Sports Clubs

Eastlea Wanderers Community TTC (Table Tennis)

Places to Stay near Canning Town

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Travelodge London Docklands (0.49 miles)

Travelodge London Docklands

Located off the A13 at the East India Dock Road, the Travelodge at London Docklands provides contemporary quality accommodation and an ideal base for exploring the city. Spacious en-suite rooms, TV in every room, tea ... More | visit website

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Dockland Apartments (0.73 miles)

Dockland Apartments

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Wharf Views Docklands apartments are part of a new luxury development of waterfront apartments and penthouses in the Royal Docks near the world class ExCel conference and exhibition centre. Set ... More

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Ibis London Excel (0.79 miles)

Ibis London Excel
Just 150 meters from Excel Exhibition Centre, Ibis London Docklands Excel overlooks the water at Royal Victoria Dock. Near to the O2 Arena and only 30 minutes from Central London. Ibis London Docklands Excel is ... More | visit website
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The Grainstore (0.82 miles)

The Grainstore

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A selection of newly built and spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses located directly in front of ExCel London International Exhibition and Conference Centre. All are fully ... More

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Ibis London Docklands (0.86 miles)

Ibis London Docklands
Ibis London Docklands hotel is an economy London hotel in the Docklands area. Your hotel booking puts you minutes walk from the commercial and financial hub of Canary Wharf, and a short light rail journey ... More | visit website
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Custom House Hotel @ ExCel (0.87 miles)

Custom House Hotel @ ExCel

The Custom House Hotel is situated in the heart of London Docklands opposite the ExCel Centre and Docklands Light Railway Station which provides direct links to the London Underground network. It is ideally located for ... More | visit website

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MiNC Apartments - The Boardwalk (1.04 miles)

MiNC Apartments - The Boardwalk

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MiNC -The Boardwalk are contemporary one, two and two bedroom executive apartments situated in one of London’s newest business district, Canary Wharf. The apartments at The Boardwalk have modern and ... More

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Premier Inn London Docklands (Excel) (1.14 miles)

Premier Inn London Docklands (Excel)
London Docklands ExCel Travel Inn is conveniently located next to the ExCel exhibition centre in Royal Victoria Dock. Minutes from City airport and Canary Wharf and just 30 minutes away from central London. The hotel ... More | visit website
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The Pilot Inn (1.29 miles)

The Pilot Inn

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The Pilot Inn is a 206-year-old pub/restaurant set in the middle of an up and coming area in Greenwich. Situated just next to the O2, The Pilot Inn has 5 ... More

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West India Quay Marriott Hotel & Executive Apartments (1.44 miles)

West India Quay Marriott Hotel & Executive Apartments
Rising above the vibrant Canary Wharf district and its captivating array of international business, chic shops, restaurants, pubs and wine bars, the 5 star London Marriott Hotel West India Quay mirrors the best of the ... More | visit website

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Original Globe Theatre Burns Down - 1613, Battle of Cropredy Bridge - 1644, 1st Edition of the Daily Telegraph - 1855, Sons and Lovers Published - 1913, First British Credit Card Launched - 1966
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