Month: April 2013

Shard ushers in Rotherhithe’s next chapter

Like other areas of London, Rotherhithe’s population exploded in the 1800s; growing from close to 10,000 people in 1801 to some 38,000 a century later. Workers flooded into the area as new docks were dug and warehouses built, creating employment for an army of dockers. By the mid-1820s […]