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.

For information on events taking place around the docks visit Royal Docks London


Dock2Dock Swim

13 July 2019

Love Sports Events are proud to work with London Royal Docks Open Water Swimming to host this iconic swim race in the heart of London for the 4th consecutive year. London’s unique and historic waters offer an unforgettable opportunity to compete in the open water in the heart of the vibrant East End. Whether you are looking to enter your first open water event or take on the ultimate swimmers’ marathon, the Dock2Dock Race now offers a range of distances to suit all abilities.

The 10k & 5k event start in Royal Victoria Dock and take you through Royal Albert Dock and back into Royal Victoria Dock. The 10k Race is 2 laps of the swim course and the 5k is one lap. The 1500m event will take place in Royal Victoria Dock. The Dock2Dock Race will operate using the NOWCA safety system offering all competitors a safe and enjoyable race and will be managed by our team at Love Sports Events offering many years of highly successful sports events experience.

*Please be aware – this event is a challenging swim & is not suitable for inexperienced swimmers.


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London Triathlon

27-28 July 2019

The London Triathlon is coming back to the ExCeL on 27th and 28th July 2019! Over the weekend, 11,000 participants and 30,000 spectators will come to London for this iconic must-do triathlon in the sporting calendar.

With a variety of distances, routes and wave categories to choose from, the London Triathlon caters for athletes of all levels; from first timer triathletes to experienced professionals, everyone is welcome.

The event takes place at the ExCeL centre and has a unique urban route that allows participants to swim, bike & run past the iconic landmarks of our capital.

So come and join us for the World’s Largest Triathlon for what we promise will be a world class event. And the sooner you enter, the cheaper your entry will be! Don’t miss out, enter now!

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GDIF 2019

21 June – 6 July 2019

Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF) is London’s leading festival of free outdoor theatre and performing arts and, in the words of The Guardian, makes an “unrivalled contribution to the happiness of the people of London”. GDIF is committed to breaking new ground in outdoor performance and raising the ambition, quality and diversity of outdoor work produced in the UK.

GDIF 2018 featured over 100 performances by dozens of national and international companies with more than 50,000 people attending shows in a range of public spaces in Greenwich, East London and the City of London. GDIF forms part of the Royal Greenwich Festivals, an annual series of high-quality events organised by the Royal Borough of Greenwich to celebrate cultural vibrancy, and is the flagship annual event produced by FESTIVAL.ORG.

GDIF is free for everyone to enjoy. Typically, a handful of performances are partially ticketed each year because of capacity constraints but even at these we guarantee some free tickets to those with limited access to the arts.

Kids Summer Splash

27 July – 30 August 2019

Royal Victoria Dock will once again become a home for family fun this summer. Running over the school summer holidays, Kids Summer Splash will feature a paddling pool twice the size of last year!

The Royal Docks Team are also working in partnership with the National Open Water Coaching Association to provide a swimming area that will make the dock safe and accessible. It is free to enter, so whether it’s sandcastles ot deck chairs, there’s something for all of the family.

Kids Summer Splash is part of Join The Docks summer festival. More information coming soon.