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September 6, 2013 7:26 pm
Regent’s Canal was built between 1812 and 1820 to improve the supply of freight and fuel to London. Much of the land along its banks was turned over to industrial use and areas, particulary in the east, were noisy, dirty and dangerous places. With the coming of the railways, the canal fell into decline. Now a series of major developments are transforming the area. So, just as the canal helped change the face of London when it was built, it is now set to alter the city again 200 years later.
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