Newcrossities

A funny guide to South London and beyond [Beta]

Greenland Dock

This photo says it all. For more local ways of South London see the Stone Circle. The Ecology Park is nearby and a lovely walk leads there under the road following the path of an old canal.

There’s also a water sports centre here. In my experience it’s rarely windy enough for them to actually sail, what with it not being at sea but rather an inland city dock surrounded by buildings or as I like to call them “windbreaks”.

But once, when I was going through a tough time and searching for peace in London I accidentally ran a half marathon from Camden Town up and down the Thames and ended up here one peaceful afternoon watching the larking about in boats.

The ducks are a more reliable fixture, and peace can be found any day here watching the water and the birds who don’t seem to give a quack about Trump, politics, pandemics or anything. Not even bird flu.

Ducks video [1 min]

You are lucky. This video is the sort of thing that would cost ten quid (£10) in a gift shop of a Sea Life Centre as a ‘relaxation tape’ so you are lucky to get it for free.

You are lucky. This video is the sort of thing that would cost ten quid (£10) in a gift shop of a Sea Life Centre as a ‘relaxation tape’ so you are lucky to get it for free.

Here’s an alternative relaxation tape: [Spotify] Swan Lake, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra don’t you know. (Or here’s a copyright free version.)

Of the ballets I’d say Swan Lake is my favourite. Not to mention the only one I know.

Location

Newcrossities is a weary travellers’ guide to the new curiosities of South London, New Cross, Deptford, and beyond:

  • Curated and opinionated.
  • Underground, weird and funny.
  • Completely incomplete

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