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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Dock 2 Dock Race
04 Sept 2016

An iconic swim
in the heart of London

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Eat & drink in a stunning,
waterfront location

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Forgotten Stories

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…

Latest news

City Airport expansion go-ahead

City Airport expansion go-ahead

London City Airport has received planning permission for expansion from the UK Government, which will enable the airport to welcome 6.5 million passengers by 2025 and add £1.3 billion each year into the economy. read more…

Peake to open New Scientist Live

Peake to open New Scientist Live

Astronaut Major Tim Peake and comedian Dara O’Briain are among the people taking part in New Scientist Live, taking place at the ExCel Centre at London’s Royal Docks between Sept 22-25. read more…

Dock 2 Dock open water swim event

Dock 2 Dock open water swim event

Open water swimming is one of the fastest-growing sports in the UK and Dock 2 Dock offers the first opportunity for swimmers to take part in a 10k race on September 4 through the waters of all three of London’s Royal Docks. read more…

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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