A central piazza is the main focal point of the complex. A riverside walk has also been opened up, part of the Thames Path from the Greenwich flood barrier up to the source in Cricklade, Gloucestershire. The main road though the wharf, the strangely-named Shad Thames, still features the overhead goods gantries that once linked the warehouses together.
Recently opened within the complex are the London Design museum and the adjacent Tea and Coffee museum. The Wharf complex is bounded to the east by the sinister tidal inlet of St Saviour's Dock, beside which stands New Concordia Wharf. This building has now been converted into offices and apartments but, a century ago, Charles Dickens set Bill Sykes's den here in "Oliver Twist". I wonder what Dickens would have made of the area's transformation.
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Tower Bridge from Butlers Wharf
Shad Thames; Butlers Wharf Piazza
Butlers Wharf Piazza
St Saviour's Dock
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This page last updated 24th October 2002