The name Dollar Bay was inspired by the Blitz spirit of local dock workers who generously offered help to US navy officers stationed there during World War II. Eager to do anything they could to support their allies, they would step in at a moment’s notice to tow the ships back to their moorings.
Grateful sailors dropped dollar bills from the deck down to the English boats below, and this touching show of appreciation inspired both the name of the dock, and now the apartments located on the same site.
The docks were instrumental in the D-Day landings, while in peace time played a vital role in trade that helped London become a business capital of the world.
Originally known as the South West India Dock in the 1800s, the area around Dollar Bay was the destination for tea, spices and silk from the West Indies. Dollar Bay is now a thriving centre for finance rather than imports, and the naval ships have long moved on, yet regular glimpses of its history remain. Ceremonial ships can occasionally be seen gliding along the river, turning around at the widest point of South Dock then heading back out to sea.
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Image courtesy of Museum of London.