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The Olympic anniversary – a unique look back at London 2012 from Wapping

The Olympic anniversary – a unique look back at London 2012 from Wapping

A unique look back at what the London 2012 Olympics meant for Wapping. Starting at the very beginning in the winter of January 2012 we pay tribute to the many Tower Bridge abseilers [...]

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Wapping performers in the London 2012 Olympic Games

Wapping performers in the London 2012 Olympic Games

Wapping residents Annette Jackson and Josephine Woolley share what it was like behind the scenes at the Olympic Stadium and some of their personal highlights from taking part in “a summer like no other” [...]

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Paralympic Route Network travel for Wapping – from 24th August

Paralympic Route Network travel for Wapping – from 24th August

Paralympic Route Network road changes for Wapping will come into effect from 24th August 2012. TfL signs on The Highway indicate the PRN is effective from 27th August, but actual enforcement of lanes and penalties begins at 6am on Wednesday 29th August [...]

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Olympic military farewell ceremony in Wapping Rose Gardens

Olympic military farewell ceremony in Wapping Rose Gardens

Eight hours before the official London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony Wapping had it’s own – complete with the band of the Royal Marines and Oscar winning actress and local resident Dame Helen Mirren [...]

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Tobacco Dock troops salute Wapping with marching band – 12 August 2012

Tobacco Dock troops salute Wapping with marching band – 12 August 2012

As the London 2012 Olympics come to an end Wapping is going to be treated to a musical salute from military troops at Tobacco Dock on Sunday 12 August between 1 and 3.30pm [...]

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Visit Denmark in St Katharine Docks – until 12 August 2012

Visit Denmark in St Katharine Docks – until 12 August 2012

Until 12th August, discover the Danish spirit at St Katharine Docks in the Danish village [...]

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Tobacco Dock soldiers met Wapping residents & Mayor Lutfur Rahman

Tobacco Dock soldiers met Wapping residents & Mayor Lutfur Rahman

Local families met the Tobacco Dock Olympic Army with the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman in Wapping Gardens last Thursday, 2nd August and took part in some military style challenges [...]

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A look inside Tobacco Dock with the Olympic Army

A look inside Tobacco Dock with the Olympic Army

Around 1,500 members of the British military have now moved into Wapping and are living at Tobacco Dock military camp. A further 1,000 are expected to arrive over the next few days to make up the G4S shortfall and provide security at the London 2012 Olympic Games [...]

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Dennis St Croix – A Wapping legend and local hero

Dennis St Croix – A Wapping legend and local hero

Over 300 family and friends attended the unveiling of a bench in Wapping Gardens in memory of Dennis St Croix, on Saturday 23rd July 2012 [...]

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Olympic barriers isolate Wapping ahead of TfL schedule

Olympic barriers isolate Wapping ahead of TfL schedule

Olympic Route Network (ORN) barriers on The Highway in Wapping appeared overnight Friday and were firmly in place yesterday morning, 21st July. Although the ORN lane will not be operative until 25th July the fixed barriers mean Wapping drivers must divert as if they were [...]

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Olympic travel for Wapping – 20th July 2012

Olympic travel for Wapping – 20th July 2012

From today, Friday 20th July bus routes D3 and 100 will be temporarily diverted in Wapping until 15th August. A number of Wapping bus stops will not be served during this period [...]

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Confirmed: 2,500 military troops will move into Tobacco Dock

Confirmed: 2,500 military troops will move into Tobacco Dock

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond confirmed today, 17th July, that 2,500 of the additional military personnel being deployed on Olympic Security operations will move into Tobacco Dock [...]

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Tobacco Dock becomes home for Olympic troops

Tobacco Dock becomes home for Olympic troops

The Olympics are coming to Wapping’s Tobacco Dock! Well, the troops are at least [...]

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TfL Olympic travel news and updated information for Wapping

TfL Olympic travel news and updated information for Wapping

Transport for London held an Olympic travel roadshow from 4-8pm at Wapping Overground station on Monday 9th July. The event was well attended and information packs with new maps were at last plentiful [...]

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TfL Olympic travel information and roadshows for July 2012

TfL Olympic travel information and roadshows for July 2012

TfL invite Wapping to an Olympic travel roadshows, including one at Wapping Overground Station from 4pm to 8pm on Monday 9th July. Yet again, it appears many properties in Wapping and Shadwell have not received the invitation and maps through their letterboxes [...]

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Highway Neighbours Olympic Route Network meeting – 2nd July

Highway Neighbours Olympic Route Network meeting – 2nd July

Highway Neighbours is the initiative of four local churches and invite Wapping and Shadwell to a meeting about Olympic travel from 7pm-9pm on Monday 2nd July at St Peter’s London Docks School [...]

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Helicopters fly through Tower Bridge in an amazing stunt

Helicopters fly through Tower Bridge in an amazing stunt

Watch the two helicopters that flew through straight through the middle of Tower Bridge last night in a stunt believed to be for the short film, ‘The Arrival’, which will be shown during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games [...]

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Travel changes for Wapping during the London 2102 Olympics

Travel changes for Wapping during the London 2102 Olympics

The Wapping area has been “The most difficult and most challenging part of the Olympic Route Network” says Mark Evers of TfL. Residents and businesses in Wapping should by now have received information from TfL about travel changes during the Olympic period [...]

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River Thames takes centre stage in Olympics security exercise

River Thames takes centre stage in Olympics security exercise

HMS Ocean, the largest ship in the Royal Navy, arrived in Greenwich on 4th May for a week of exercises and preparations for London 2012 Olympic security against terrorist attacks. “Wapping is like the live set of Homeland … Helicopters, explosions …” [...]

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In pictures: Olympic Rings pass Wapping on the River Thames

In pictures: Olympic Rings pass Wapping on the River Thames

Giant Olympic rings were launched on the River Thames yesterday, 28th February marking 150 days until the start of the 2012 Olympic Games. The rings passed through Wapping towards Tower Bridge, which lifted at 4am to let them through [...]

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Wapping bus cuts during London 2012 Olympics

Wapping bus cuts during London 2012 Olympics

TfL have published proposed bus route changes that will make the “Wapping Island” effect for E1W during the London 2012 Olympics even worse [...]

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Help influence TfL’s London 2012 plans for Wapping

Help influence TfL’s London 2012 plans for Wapping

Transport for London’s (TfL) formal consultation for the Olympic and Paralympic Route Network (ORN/PRN) changes for the Tower Hill to Blackwall section started last week and closes on 21st October 2011, but they don’t seem to be listening [...]

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Wapping ORN travel update for London 2012 Olympics

Wapping ORN travel update for London 2012 Olympics

No longer 100 days on Wapping Island for the London 2012 Olympics, but questions remain unanswered. How are the less able meant to travel? Why won’t TfL publish modelling reports they say support restrictions at the Vaughan Way and Highway junctions? [...]

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100 days on Wapping Island for London 2012 Olympics

100 days on Wapping Island for London 2012 Olympics

It seems the full impact of TfL’s proposals has only emerged after the second badly publicised consultation phase closed on 6th June. Assembly member John Biggs told the Daily Telegraph “… The whole consultation has been very flawed [...]“

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‘Pacemaker’ filming brought London 2012 Marathon to Wapping

‘Pacemaker’ filming brought London 2012 Marathon to Wapping

Wapping hosted the London 2012 Olympic Marathon on Friday 10th June for the filming of ’Pacemaker’. Directed by Kim Dal Jung, the Korean feature film stars Kim Myung-min as a marathon pace maker [...]

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