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The colourful history of people who lived
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Forgotten Stories

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Forgotten Stories

Forgotten Stories – the Great Flood of ’53

The magnificent Thames Flood Barrier at Silvertown protects London from flooding. But the communities around London’s Royal Docks were not always so lucky. We bring you Forgotten Stories that shaped the past and present of this iconic part of the capital city. read more…

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Cat O’Nine tales

Cat O’Nine tales

You can’t go wrong with a cat story. Particularly when it involves video footage of an involuntary dip into the Royal Docks for RoDMA’s office cat, Felix.  read more…

Wake Up Docklands events for 2017

Wake Up Docklands events for 2017

Wakeboarding and paddleboarding are two of the most popular activities on the sheltered waters of London’s Royal Victoria Dock. Wake Up Docklands is gearing up for a series of events throughout the summer, including Paddle Out Loud on Sunday, July 2. read more…

Dragon boating at London’s Royal Docks

Dragon boating at London’s Royal Docks

London’s Royal Docks have been the destination for all kinds of floating craft over their colourful history, but few can match the exotic origins of the Dragon Boating teams that are based at Royal Docks Adventure. read more…

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London’s Royal Docks

The Royal Docks are London’s unique and historic water space – some four kilometres long, the equivalent of walking from Oxford Circus to Bank. They were once the largest enclosed docks in the world and today the 250 acres of water provide a spectacular setting for the area’s transformation into a vibrant 21st century destination to live, work and play. It’s never been easier to get here – and few areas of London can boast of a more dramatic method of transportation than the Emirates Air Line across the river Thames.
London’s Royal Docks are home to a host of attractions, events and activities, all centred around the water. The heritage and history of the area plays an all-important part in the continuing story of the docks. It’s that combination of old and new that makes this place so special, as communities grow, new restaurants, cafés and bars open and the calendar of activities gets busier with each month. Welcome to London’s Royals Docks. We hope you enjoy your time here.