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

Forgotten Stories

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Suunto Great London Swim
01 July 2017

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Eat & drink in a stunning,
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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…

Latest news

Good Hotel opens rooftop bar

Good Hotel opens rooftop bar

The Good Hotel, situated in Royal Victoria Dock, has opened a rooftop terrace bar, giving residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a drink overlooking the stunning waterways of the Royal Docks. read more…

Dock 2 Dock Swim 2017

Dock 2 Dock Swim 2017

The 2017 Dock 2 Dock swim takes place on July 29, offering swimmers the opportunity to take part in a 5k and 10k race in the waters of Royal Albert Dock and Royal Victoria Dock. read more…

The 2017 AJ Bell London Triathlon

The 2017 AJ Bell London Triathlon

One of the Royal Docks’ biggest events of the year, the AJ Bell London Triathlon, takes place on July 22-23,  The world’s largest triathlon attracts over 13,000 triathletes, over 30,000 spectators, becoming a ‘must-do’ event in the sporting calendar. 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.