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.

UIM F1H2o World Championship – Grand Prix of London

15-17 June 2018

The spectacular, high-octane event will be held at East London’s historic Royal Victoria Dock for the first time since 1985 on 15-17 June 2018. The UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of London will offer spectators a breathtakingly up-close and personal opportunity to watch the lightweight, tunnel-hull catamaran powerboats battling each other into turns at over 90mph and hitting speeds of up to 140mph on the straights.

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Health and Safety Expo 2018

19-21 June 2018

What if just one day out of the office provided you with fresh ideas and inspiration along with innovative solutions to move your health and safety practices forward?

Register below for Safety & Health Expo 2018, the UK’s leading event for health and safety, where all key associations, manufacturers, distributors and  industry leaders come together to discuss how we can change the perception of health and safety and continue to successfully keep workers and environments safe.

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Never Set Eyes on The Land

22-24 June 2018

Never Set Eyes on the Land focuses on the largest mass migration in the history of the world and its impact on the heritage of people and communities in the UK. The installation will bring to life a hidden community of Partition survivors who made this part of London their home over 50 years ago. Featuring 70 items and interpretations, this immersive experience will include poetry, letters, visual art, film, spoken word responses, evocative smells, sounds and music. The installation will be presented inside a newly adapted and designed shipping container with eye-catching external décor.

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23-24 June 2018

This high-energy, hip-hop dance piece is performed around and on a large, chain-link fence and explores the timely issues of identity, borders and the bonds that connect us with one another. The audience is at the centre of the action, watching up close from all sides of the fence.

Part of Gateway – a trio of performances and installations running from 22-24 June that explore the contemporary resonance of the arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury Dock in June 1948.

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London SUP Open

7-8 July 2018

The London SUP Open is the UK’s largest SUP Festival that celebrates not only the sport of Stand Up Paddling, but also the unique and alluring beach lifestyle right at the heart of one of the World’s most iconic Cities.

Health and Wellness is a core focus of the 2018 London SUP Open, with Yoga and Pilates sessions to top and tail the day, together with participation opportunities for all. This participation offers something for everyone, from entry level paddlers to World Championship Tour competitors (please see the different categories below)

With the World’s very best in town, stay tuned for dynamic exhibition components built into the program that will showcase the latest and greatest in the world of water sports. Movie Premieres, live Music and Entertainment and Food vendors will complete the Festival, providing a well rounded weekend of fun, participation and entertainment for all the family

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28 July 2018

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

For 2018, we have now added a 1500m swim event to the Dock2Dock experience. This event is ideal for those new to the Open Water and ready for a challenge!

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.

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AJ Bell London Triathlon

4-5 August 2018

Attracting over 11,000 participants and 30,000 spectators each year, this iconic triathlon has become a must-do event in the sporting calendar. With a variety of distances, routes and wave categories to choose from, our event caters for athletes of all levels; from first-time triathletes to Olympic champions, everyone is welcome at the AJ Bell London Triathlon.

The AJ Bell London Triathlon takes place at the ExCeL Centre, Royal Victoria Dock and has a unique urban route, that allows participants to swim, bike & run past the iconic landmarks of our capital.

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London City Swim

21 September 2018

London City Swim is a charity swim, taking place in London Docklands on Friday 21st September 2018 from 4pm. The aim of the swim is to bring together hundreds of swimmers who wish to make a difference by swimming to raise funds and awareness for motor neurone disease (MND). Think of it as a charity gala, with a difference – replace the dance floor with a stunning body of open water, substitute dinner suits for a wetsuit and there’s no need for hairspray when you have a swimming hat.

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