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

Forgotten Stories

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BBC Music Awards 2016
12 December 2016

Celebrating the best
in popular music

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Eat & drink in a stunning,
waterfront location

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Forgotten Stories

Silvertown Explosion centenary

The centenary of The Silvertown Explosion at Brunner Mond munitions plant will be commemorated in January 2017 with the latest in the series of Forgotten Stories, the Royal Docks heritage project. read more…

Forgotten Stories: WWII evacuation

The vivid recollections of evacuation and the trauma of family separation during World War II by Julia Myers, who lived most of her life in the shadow of the dock fence of the Royal Docks. read more…

Latest news

The return of Peruvian Wharf

The return of Peruvian Wharf

The battle to bring back Peruvian Wharf as a centre for transport of building materials will mean 150,000 fewer lorry journeys on the busy roads around London’s Royal Docks. read more…

BBC Music Awards at ExCeL

BBC Music Awards at ExCeL

Robbie Williams, Craig David, Emeli Sande and The 1975 are among the artists confirmed to appear at The BBC Music Awards on December 12 at ExCEL London. read more…

Locked In at ExCeL

Locked In at ExCeL

Europe’s largest escape room venue, Locked In A Room, has opened at ExCeL at London’s Royal Victoria Dock, alongside the venue’s meetings and training facility CentrEd. 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.