Hay's Galleria; 2009
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Hay's Galleria; 2009

John Chase

© Museum of London

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Hay's Galleria is a riverside shopping arcade and entertainment venue on the south bank of the River Thames. It is a converted 'wharf', in fact an enclosed dock, built in 1856 by Sir William Cubitt and originally known as Hay's Wharf, named after its owner, the merchant Alexander Hay.
During the nineteenth century, the wharf was one of the chief delivery points for ships bringing tea and cheese to the Pool of London. At its height, 80% of the dry produce imported to London passed through the wharf, and on this account the Wharf was nicknamed 'the Larder of London'. It was in use continually for over a century, although trade declined drastically after the Second World War and the surrounding area became increasingly economically depressed.




2009 AD - 2009 AD

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