No concensus of why it is called The Isle of Dogs.
I was actually there today...should that be in "Minor coincidences" lol?
The best article on it's history I have read is this:
I go by the best guess that author has, and think it is because dead dogs washed up on the sandbank.
If you ever visit, you simply must go on a tour of the East End (Whitechapel is in the East End).
Try and book Rachel Kolsky as your guide, she's awesome.
I took this today...it's the flats at Dundee Wharf on the site of the old Limekiln Dockyard. (About 35 minutes' walk from Whitechapel.)
I took the photo, (am not in it) am facing East, so the Isle begins where the tall residential buildings are, that is the North West corner of the Isle near Westferry Circus.
I am standing in the next neighbourhood of Limehouse, and the odd structure as the main subject of the photo are balconies on the Thames walkway used by the residents of Dundee Wharf.
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