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Digital Gallery Images

The Gallery includes images of the borough's streets and buildings and portraits of people and communities. The Digital Gallery images are displayed as thumbnails. Full size images can be viewed by clicking on a thumbnail.

How do I obtain a copy of an image?

Photographic copies can be obtained from Tower Hamlets Local Studies and Archives (there is a charge for this service) or a maximum of 5 digital copies can be emailed to you. If you would like to use the images for publication or display please contact us at


Island Gardens 1900s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Island Gardens, Isle of Dogs. Opened in 1895 by the London County Council, with spectacular views across the Thames to the Royal Naval College and Observatory on the south bank. This picture taken between 1900 and 1910, shows the bandstand where live music was performed on Sunday afternoons in the summer. The river is to the right of the picture. by Mrs Piper