Easter Splash Days at Royal Docks Adventure

Easter Splash Days at Royal Docks Adventure

Local charity Royal Docks Adventure hosts an Easter break of Splash Days between April 3-16, offering sporting opportunities to local people of all ages. Rowing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, bell boating and raft building are all on offer plus the Centre features a 2,000m rowing course with seven racing lanes (plus towpath access), rowing tank, and gymnasium. This is a great opportunity for people to enjoy the unique urban water environment of London’s Royal Docks. Easter activities include half day and full day holiday Splash Days – taster sessions for anyone aged 8 years and over. Family Splash Days are also available, Learn to Row courses for all ages running throughout daytimes, or over 6 weeks. Newham residents receive a substantial discount in all the water activities. For further information and to book visit Royal Docks...
Royal Albert Dock takes a major step forward

Royal Albert Dock takes a major step forward

The £1.7 billion transformation of Royal Albert Dock has taken a major step forward with the announcement that contracts have been exchanged for over half the office space worth more than £200 million. A weaker pound has benefitted foreign investors already attracted by the competitive prices in comparison to the City and Canary Wharf. According to a report in the Standard newspaper, developers ABP have stated that the project has attracted a global portfolio of investors from India, China and Hong Kong, as well as closer to home in the...
London City Airport wins passenger award

London City Airport wins passenger award

London City Airport has been classified as winner of the Best Airport category for airports handling up to five million passengers per year, in the Skytrax World Airport Awards. The World Airport Awards, also known as the Passenger Choice Awards, are based on customer votes and are described by Skytrax as the largest, annual global airport customer satisfaction survey. This award comes just a fortnight after picking up the Airport of the Year award at the London Transport Awards. Declan Collier, CEO of London City Airport, said: “This is deserved recognition for London City Airport on the world stage in its 30th anniversary year, following record-breaking passenger growth and a winning formula which differentiates the airport not just in London but globally. “A quick check-in and arrivals process, convenient location near central London, and easy public transport access continues to make London City an attractive airport for both business and leisure passengers.” The Skytrax recognition follows planning permission being granted for the £350m City Airport Development Programme, completion of the first phase of a £20 million extension and refurbishment in the departures area, a £20 million runway overlay project, and its sale to a consortium of new owners. London City Airport took the no.36 spot in The World’s Top 100 Airports 2017, also compiled by Skytrax. Four UK airports feature in the top 100, with London City ranking second highest in a list which included Heathrow, Gatwick and Birmingham...
London Festival of Architecture launches Silvertown design competition

London Festival of Architecture launches Silvertown design competition

The London Festival of Architecture has launched a competition for emerging architects to come up with innovative new ideas for workspaces and routes under and around the Silvertown flyover. In keeping with the transformation of London’s Royal Docks, the LFA will put forward ideas that attract creative businesses to the area. The results of the competition will be on public display the London Festival of Architecture 2017. The competition is the first fruit of major new partnership between the London Festival of Architecture and Royal Docks partners, as plans take shape for the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone and Opportunity area to form the east London activity ‘hub’ during the festival, which runs from June 1-30, 2017. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, April 4, 2017. A shortlist of bidders will be chosen to further progress their designs, and the results of the competition will be exhibited during the London Festival of Architecture at the Royal Docks. For further details visit the London Festival of Architecture...
Great Swim London at London’s Royal Victoria Dock

Great Swim London at London’s Royal Victoria Dock

The Suunto Great Swim London at London’s Royal Victoria Dock takes place on July 1, offering open water swimmers of all abilities the opportunity to take part in this unique event. Swim distances range from a half mile right up to new distances of 5k and 10k, allowing practised open water swimmers and relative novices alike the opportunity to enjoy the experience of being surrounded by the impressive cityscape of London. Entries close on 23rd June. For further information and to sign up to enter visit the Great Swim site. Meanwhile, the regular open water sessions at London’s Royal Victoria Dock run at the following times; Tuesday 5-8pm, Wednesday 5-8pm, Thursday 7-9.30am Friday 5-8pm, Saturday 8-11am, Sunday 8-11am, with group training sessions also available. For competitive training, whether for a triathlon or a ‘Great Swim’, the open space has three standard race distances marked; 400 meters – the distance used in the Super Sprint triathlons, 750 meters – set for Sprint distance triathlons and 1500 meters – the course used for Olympic Triathlons. Separate courses are offered for complete beginners. Visit the Royal Docks open water swimming site for further...
Free weekday tickets for Grand Designs 2017

Free weekday tickets for Grand Designs 2017

Grand Designs Live, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, returns to London’s ExCel from 29th April – 7th May 2017. Running for nine days, the show offers visitors a unique opportunity to see all the latest trends for the home as well as many products never seen before. Based on the Channel 4 TV series, and presented by design guru Kevin McCloud, the event will be packed with over 500 exhibitors, across six different sections where you can take away ideas and inspiration for your very own GRAND design. Claim your FREE tickets now* We have teamed up with Grand Designs Live to offer you FREE weekday tickets to the event! Simply visit www.granddesignslive.com, follow the link to book your tickets and enter the code LRDFW to claim! *T&C’s  Offer valid on standard admission tickets only, offer ends 28/04/2017, tickets must be booked in advance, max 2 tickets per household, non-transferable, print at home tickets only, tickets valid on any one weekday,  subject to limited availability,  tickets allocated on a first come-first served...