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The colourful history of people who lived
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London SUP Open
7-8 July 2018

The UK’s largest
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Forgotten Stories

Forgotten Stories – the Ronan Point explosion

The shocking events of the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017 immediately brought back vivid memories of the Ronan Point tower block explosion. Next month marks the 50th anniversary of the accident, which killed four people and injured 17 more. read more…

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London’s Royal Docks beach is back!

London’s Royal Docks beach is back!

Grab the sunscreen and pull up a deck chair… London’s Royal Docks beach is back! Now in its sixth year, a whole host of new activities have been added to ensure the beach makes its biggest splash yet. read more…

London SUP Open comes to the Royal Docks

London SUP Open comes to the Royal Docks

The UK’s largest Stand Up Paddleboarding festival takes place on the River Thames on July 7-8, showcasing the world’s fastest growing sport with a series of events featuring World Championship Tour competitors and a mass participation paddleboard race open to the general public. read more…

ABP international tech exhibition

ABP international tech exhibition

Royal Albert Dock developer ABP is staging an international tech exhibition as part of London tech Week from June 12-14 at ABP’s Compressor House building next to Royal Albert DLR station. read more…

The 2018 Dock2Dock Swim

The 2018 Dock2Dock Swim

The third annual Dock2Dock open water swimming event, takes place at London’s Royal Docks on Saturday, July 28. With the beautiful London City Skyline and Docklands as a backdrop, participants will swim through the Royal Victoria Dock into Royal Albert Dock. The 2018 event has an added race of 1500m in addition to the 5K and 10K swims. 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.