Live Events in London’s Royal Docks

Millions of people travel every year to this historic part of London. They come to be a part of the numerous live events in London, taking place on the waterfront. From speedboat racing to free festivals and firework displays, as well as dozens of exhibitions and shows, there’s always something going on here.

London City Airport Hot Air Balloon Regatta

Date to be confirmed

London City Airport will accommodate the first mass cross-London flight to launch from a major airport, when it plays host to the annual Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta® in June this year.

The official ballooning event of The City of London, which is being staged at the airport as part of its 30th birthday celebrations, will see more than 50 hot air balloons taking to the skies – the highest number recorded departing from a UK international airport. During the 15-minute launch period, London City Airport is likely to be one of the busiest international airports in the world, based on the number of ‘movements’.

An international array of hot air balloon pilots from the UK, France, Spain, Belgium and the USA are set to attend. London City Airport has also commissioned its own hot air balloon to join the extravaganza, affording Londoners spectacular views of the colourful display.

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AJ Bell London Triathlon

22 – 23 July 2017

The AJ Bell London Triathlon is the world’s largest triathlon and London’s only major triathlon in 2017.

Attracting over 13,000 participants and 30,000 spectators each year, this iconic event has become a must do event in the sporting calendar. With a variety of distances, routes and wave categories to choose from it doesn’t matter whether you’ve never done a triathlon before or are an Olympic champion.

Opening Times:

Saturday 22nd July – 08:30 – 18:00

Sunday 23rd July – 08:30 – 17:30 pm

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Brick Live London 2017

27-30 July 2017

The world’s best LEGO® builders will gather as we welcome more international professional and amateur displays to our Fan Zone, more special guests and LEGO® launches to our Live Stage, and even more have-a-go themed areas for you to enjoy.

See the latest LEGO® sets to buy as well as specialist retailers selling cool vintage and collectible rare sets and accessories too. Plus lots of fantastic LEGO® themed gift ideas for fans of all ages.


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Prudential Ride London

28-30 July 2017

Taking place at ExCeL London, the Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show connects cyclists and would-be riders of all ages and abilities.

The 2016 Cycling Show was opened by the Whitington family, whose Fixing Dad documentary inspired the 2017 Prudential Ride London Fixing Challenge.

The Show also featured an exclusive interview with cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy and Canyon-SRAM team member Hannah Barnes, and a host of exhibitors from the worlds of sportswear, fitness and nutrition.

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29 July 2017

With the start of the Open Water Swimming Season about to kick off, have you booked your place on Dock2Dock Event?

The race starts in Royal Victoria Dock and takes you through Royal Albert Dock and back into Royal Victoria Dock.

To take part in this iconic swim race in the heart of London – 5k or 10k options available.

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London Rat Race

12 August 2017

The London Rat Race is the Capital’s wettest 10k! Run, jump, splash and swim your way around a course set on and in the Royal Victoria Dock. Based at ExCeL Exhibition centre. Ideal for teams!

All equipment provided. No previous skills necessary.

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Sea Cadets National Combined Regatta

2 September 2017

Over 400 Sea Cadets aged 12 – 18 have been training for months in regional heats across the UK to make it to the National Combined Regatta final to take home the Navy League Cup. The young cadets will compete against each other in rowing, sailing, paddlesports and power boating on the River Thames at ExCeL London.