Russia Dock Woodland (also known as Surrey Commercial Docks)9443

Greater London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

The Docks were finally closed in 1969; the linear wooded park was created by LB Southwark in 1980 from the former Russia Dock basin and part of the old canal wall and boat moorings are still visible. It contains a water feature that connects streams, a canal and lagoon, and two ponds. Numerous species of trees and shrubs were planted.

History

Russia Dock was once was part of the Surrey Commercial Docks created in 1864 when the various companies owning Rotherhithe's C19th commercial docks amalgamated. Surrey Docks came to cover over 185 hectares, and was particularly important for imported timber.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Tube: Canada Water (Jubilee). London Overground: Surrey Quays, Rotherhithe then bus. Bus: 381, C10
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust