Good Hotel launches fourth Good Training programme

Good Hotel launches fourth Good Training programme

The Good Hotel in the Royal Victoria Dock launches the fourth in the series of Good Training programmes in February. The purpose of the programme is to extensively train long-term unemployed locals in various jobs in the hospitality industry. After concluding the Good Training, participants will be offered a three-month contract at Good Hotel, followed by professional mediation in the city’s hotel business. The entire process gives participants a real chance to get off welfare, re-integrate into the economy and build a new future. The third group is currently executing their paid work experience while getting ready for the Match Event. This is the moment when their Partner Hotels join get to know the graduates. The floating hotel was the first Good Hotel to launch worldwide and stayed in its hometown Amsterdam for a year. In November 2016, the eight million kilo concrete structure was shipped to London’s Royal Victoria Dock by a submersible barge across the North Sea Canal, via the river Thames and through the King George V lock. A spokesperson for The Good Hotel said: “This is already our fourth group of Good Training graduates We are very happy to be able to count on the support of hotels from the borough. “At the same time, we would like to congratulate Ona Brown, who was part of our very first group in London, for being nominated for the 10th Anniversary of Newham Workplace as one of their top successful stories. “We are very grateful to everyone who makes it possible; Newham Workplace, our Partner Hotel, the entire team at Good Hotel London and for sure, our amazing trainees!” For...
Brewery first for the Royal Docks

Brewery first for the Royal Docks

It’s fair to say that the history of the Royal Docks includes many episodes involving the demon drink. It might come as some surprise that Husk Brewing in North Woolwich, established in 2015, is the first brewery in the colourful history of this historic area of East London. Husk produces a range of six craft beers, including a Mandarin & Earl Grey Tea IPA, commemorating the Great Tea Race of 1866, when two clippers, laden with tea finished neck-and-neck after the 14,000-mile journey from China to London was completed in just 99 days. As Chris Van der Vyver of Husk explains: “We’re proud to be the first brewery in Silvertown. We host regular open days, where people can come to eat and drink with us. We like to bring people of all ages together from the communities around the Royal Docks.” Husk also works with the Mencap charity, offering apprenticeships to people with learning disabilities. Visit the Husk site, Facebook and Twitter pages to keep up with latest...
4.5 million people used City Airport in 2017

4.5 million people used City Airport in 2017

London City Airport has published its annual passenger figures for 2017, showing that over 4.5 million passengers used London’s most convenient airport last year. In total 4,511,107 passengers arrived to, or departed from, London City Airport in 2017, with strong growth on specific routes including Amsterdam, which saw a 16% year-on-year increase in passengers, becoming the airport’s most popular route, thanks to the return of KLM in January 2017 and increased frequencies by Flybe. The airport’s Milan Linate services also performed well, jumping from the 10th busiest route to the 5th most popular, with a 37% increase in passengers, driven by the start of services by British Airways in April, joining the existing Alitalia operations. There was also a 3% increase in passengers on the Frankfurt route, operated by Lufthansa and British Airways, and a 4% increase for Zurich operations by British Airways and SWISS Airlines, which introduced the Bombardier C Series in August. While year-on-year growth since 2016 was flat, CEO Robert Sinclair says business remains buoyant, with the number of passengers travelling through London City up by nearly 50% since 2012. “We are very confident about the long-term prospects for growth at London City Airport. This is reflected in our decision late last year to commence the £480 million development programme. This programme will transform the airport over the next four years, adding much-needed capacity at peak, substantially enhancing the overall facilities and providing much more choice and flexibility for passengers, at a time when the London airport system is already highly congested.” Over the course of 2017, three new airlines commenced operation – KLM, TAP Portugal...
Ideas, action and reaction at RAW Labs

Ideas, action and reaction at RAW Labs

RAW Labs at Royal Albert Wharf is a place for ideas, action and reaction. It hosts an ever-changing series of events and workshops open to the public, such as art workshops, life drawing classes, film screenings, exhibitions, talks, and more. Events for February include weekly Yoga classes every Sunday (9-10am), as well as mindfulness and well-being event After Thought on Feb 6 and first Tuesday of each month (7-9pm). There’s an evening with Chocolat on Feb 8 and Life Drawing sessions on Feb 11. For further information visit the RAW Labs...
Royal Wharf landmark

Royal Wharf landmark

A landmark has been reached in the Royal Wharf development, with the construction of the 100th home, having welcomed its first residents earlier this year. A further 200 units are due to complete early in the new year and all 3,385 new homes on the development are now under construction or complete, making the pace and scale of development on this scheme unprecedented for London. Royal Wharf covers 40 acres of riverside land and includes a 2.4-acre park and 500m riverfront promenade, half of which is now open to the public. Located on the riverfront, Royal Wharf is naturally inspired by the energy of the River Thames and the area’s maritime heritage. Residents will be able to step out of their apartments onto the new riverfront promenade, which leads to the two riverside parks which border the development, Barrier Park and Lyle Park. Scattered around the development are many secluded pocket parks, garden squares and tree-lined avenues, with almost half the acreage devoted to green open spaces, Royal Wharf generates a real sense of natural openness, a green haven in a bustling...
London Classic Car Show 2018

London Classic Car Show 2018

Ashes To Ashes star Philip Glenister, legendary F1 driver Nigel Mansell and TV presenter Quentin Willson are among the hosts at the London Classic Car Show, taking place at ExCel at London’s Victoria Dock on Feb 15-18. Now in its fourth year, the show attracts classic car owners, collectors, experts and enthusiasts, who gather along Grand Avenue, to watch a parade of 60 classic cars. To find out more about the event visit the London Classic Car Show site. To book tickets for the event, click...