Limehouse Area Guide
Limehouse originally got its name from the Lime Kilns in the area which was used to craft products for shipping companies and the ships in East End Docks. Some people believe the name ‘Limehouse’ was referred to sailors disembarking from their ships in the area. Limehouse is conveniently located between The City and Canary Wharf and roughly about 4 miles from Central London. The history for Limehouse has always been interlinked with the sea as a thriving Docklands community of dealers who made money through creative ways. Like most areas of east London, Limehouse is close to the river and the traditional Docklands.