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The colourful history of people who lived
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Forgotten Stories

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27 – 30 July 2017

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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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Ferry Festival 2017 celebrations

Ferry Festival 2017 celebrations

The Ferry Festival, a much-loved event of the 1970s and 80s for the people of North Woolwich and Silvertown, has been revived with a series of celebrations throughout July, August and September. read more…

Landmark event marks launch of Royal Albert Dock redevelopment

Landmark event marks launch of Royal Albert Dock redevelopment

Construction has started on the £1.7 billion redevelopment of Royal Albert Dock into a European gateway for Asian business. Xu Weiping, CEO and global president of Chinese developer ABP, was joined at a launch event by Greg Hands, Minister of State for International Trade and Minister for London, as well as Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Chinese Ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming. read more…

Wakeup Docklands summer activities

Wakeup Docklands summer activities

Wakeup Docklands, the urban watersports centre at the heart of London’s Royal Docks, has announced a series of summer activities, including a special Ladies Day and an Addicted Amateurs event. 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.