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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The Cake & Bake Show
7 – 9 October 2016

The UK’s biggest
baking event

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Eat & drink in a stunning,
waterfront location

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Forgotten Stories

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…

Forgotten Stories: Stan Harris

The Royal Docks and London’s East End suffered mass devastation during the Second World War. From Black Saturday, on September 7 1940, the lives of locals changed forever. The latest episode from our Forgotten Stories series takes us almost four years on from the start of the bombings that killed so many and destroyed so much. 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.

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