London Photo Gallery - Woolwich Royal Arsenal

The Royal Arsenal once occupied 36 hectares of riverside in Woolwich, east of London. A massive 30-year redevelopment project began in 2001 and when it is complete, over 5000 new homes will be built, along with restoration of a number of listed buildings. With the new Elizabeth Line passing through the area, getting into Canary Wharf is very easy, taking less than 10 minutes, while Liverpool Street is only 15 minutes away.

Back in the late 17th century, fireworks were manufactured here, and the Arsenal was born 10 years later. Eventually, the site would include workshops, factories, and storage. Some 80,000 people worked here during World War I, but production waned after World War II and the arsenal closed in 1967.

The Thames waterfront commands skyline views of Canary Wharf.

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