welcome to london’s royal docks

The colourful history of people who lived
and worked around London’s Royal Docks

Forgotten Stories

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Street Food Live
26-27 September 2017

Europe’s largest exhibition
for street food vendors

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Eat & drink in a stunning,
waterfront location

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Forgotten Stories

Forgotten Stories: Black Saturday

Attacks from the air during World War II had a devastating effect on London’s Royal Docks and the people who lived and worked in the area. The bombings began in July, 1940, but the start of what’s known as The Blitz was marked later that year by Black Saturday. read more…

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Forgotten Stories: Black Saturday

Forgotten Stories: Black Saturday

Attacks from the air during World War II had a devastating effect on London’s Royal Docks and the people who lived and worked in the area. The bombings began in July, 1940, but the start of what’s known as The Blitz was marked later that year by Black Saturday. read more…

Is This a Waste Land? performances for Silvertown

Is This a Waste Land? performances for Silvertown

Artists, photographers and film-makers from all over the world have been drawn to the abandoned industrial spaces around London’s Royal Docks. In October, an outdoor performance using immersive sound is the latest project to be staged on the derelict land of Silvertown. 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.