Why is it called the Isle of Dogs in London? By the early 16th century the peninsula was being called the Isle of Dogs – for reasons not known. The most popular explanation is that Henry VIII (or another monarch) kennelled his hunting hounds here – which is credible as Greenwich Palace lay just across the river – but there is no proof of this.
Is Isle of Dogs a nice area? Today the Isle of Dogs is closely linked to the thriving financial district in Canary Wharf, and is home to some of the capital’s best property, entertainment venues and transport links. In a recent list published in the Sunday Times, the Isle of Dogs was revealed as the most desirable place to live in London.
What is the Isle of Dogs called now?
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Where is the Isle of Dogs London? The Isle of Dogs is a former island in the East End of London that is bounded on three sides (east, south and west) by one of the largest meanders in the River Thames. The urbanisation of the Isle of Dogs took place in the 19th century following the construction of the West India Docks, which opened in 1802.