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Island Gardens, London

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Island Gardens is a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station in Island Gardens, east London, just north of the River Thames. It is in Travelcard Zone 2.The station is close to the southern tip of the Isle of Dogs and the River Thames. Island Gardens is a public park with a notable view across the river to the classical buildings of the former Greenwich Hospital and the National Maritime Museum, with Greenwich Park forming a backdrop. The northern entrance of the Greenwich foot tunnel is within the park.DevelopmentThe original Island Gardens DLR station was opened on 31 August 1987 as the southern terminus of the initial system. It was built adjacent to the site of the old North Greenwich railway station, the southern terminus of the Millwall Extension Railway. It was elevated with two platforms, each capable of accommodating a single car train. The station required significant rebuilding to allow the platforms to take two-car trains.The extension to Lewisham passes under the River Thames in a deep tube tunnel. This required a new station to be built slightly further away from the river, north of Manchester Road, and underground. The original station and the southern end of the connecting viaduct have since been demolished.
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  • Thames footpath underneath the River Thames is from Island Gardens to the Cutty Sark or vice versa. From Island Gardens, which hugs The River Thames, are excellent veiws of Greenwich Park. Lots of sea...  more »
  • Tired of the heat and smell of central London? Take the Docklands Light Railway to Island Gardens and stroll in this lovely park by the river full of green trees and cool breezes. There you can enjoy ...  more »
  • This is the park to have a gentle stroll or just to unwind on a bench to watch the world go by very slowly.  more »
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  • Great views of Greenwich on the opposite bank of the river Thames. Also has the foot tunnel under the river to access the southern bank of the river. Historically important park mature trees and bluebells in may. Cafe serves snacks drinks and ice cream.
  • If you ever visited here don't forget to walk under river Thames through tunnel and you'll end up in Cutty Sark
  • Good if you want to walk through tunnel to Greenwich. Also nice park close by.
  • A lovely place to visit and a great place to alight before going to Greenwich. Lovely views of the Thames and a great walk through the tunnel. Walk up and down the stairs to burn a few extra calories.
  • Lovely green space . Excellent cafe and snack shop . Beautiful views across the Thames

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