Gallions Reach is a stretch of the River Thames between Woolwich and Thamesmead. The area is named for the Galyons, a 14th-century family who owned property along this stretch of the river, and places, including street names, on both sides have been named after it.
South of the Thames in the London Borough of Greenwich, Gallions Hill is an area between the river and Western Way, close to Thamesmead town centre.
There is a proposal for a river crossing at Gallions Reach.
- A History of the County of Essex: Volume 6 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/essex/vol6/pp1-8
- Hidden London http://hidden-london.com/gazetteer/gallions-reach/