To many, Surrey Quays is essentially an uninspiring shopping centre and retail park (Decathlon, Hollywood Bowl, Tesco), transport hub (bus station, Overground, Canada Water tube) and thoroughfare (the busy Lower Road and nearby Rotherhithe Tunnel), but step further into Southwark’s watery peninsula and Surrey Quays is a peaceful place. Eerily so. Most of the docks were filled in during the 1980s and replaced with housing; remaining Greenland Dock has become a large boat-dwelling community with more than 200 moorings and a popular watersports centre.
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The Old Mortuary
The building, which now houses a community centre and local history group, was erected in 1895 and still retains many of its original features. The architecture includes a vaulted ceiling in Russell Hall, original doors, a lantern skylight and wood panelling in the chapel. During Open House London 2014, the building will be open on Saturday September 20 and Sunday September 21 with regular tours through out the day. Last entry will be at 4pm.