London area of E16 guide

What to do and where to stay in London's E16 neighbourhood

The Docklands underwent major redevelopment from the 1980s but nearby Custom House and Canning Town have not benefitted from the effects, remaining one of the most deprived areas in the UK. Regeneration has tended to focus on the industrialised area south of two of the Royal Docks, which are still accessible to ships but are largely used for water sports nowadays. Attention has been directed here too by two huge developments in the last 25 years: the Thames Barrier and London City Airport. In 2000 Royal Victoria Dock received another coup with ExCel appearing on its shores to host a whole range of exciting events and exhibitions including the annual London Boat Show, which sees vessels mooring up along the water. There a few modern hotels ideally positioned for accessing the airport and exhibition centre in this part of town.

See our recommended nearby E16 Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Leisure, and Meeting Venues.

E16 Hotels

in or near E16
Ramada Hotel & Suites London Docklands
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
Excel Royal Victoria Dock, E16
Set in an idyllic waterfront location, the Ramada Docklands offers four-star facilities in an impressive new contemporary development. Set in the heart of the London Docklands ... More
 
 
 
Aloft London ExCeL
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
Royal Victoria Dock 1 Western Gateway, E16
A fresh, fun alternative to stay and play awaits you at Aloft London Excel. Aloft is the only hotel in ExCeL London (directly connected to the ... More
 
 
 
ibis Styles London ExCel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
272-283 Victoria Dock Road, E16
Custom House Hotel is located close to the Excel Exhibition Centre, Greenwich Park and The O2. Nearby points of interest also include the Boleyn Ground Stadium ... More
 
 
 

E16 Entertainment

in or near E16
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Brick Lane Music Hall
London > Entertainment > Theatres
443 North Woolwich Road, E16, London E16
One of London's last surviving traditional music halls.... More
 
 
 

E16 Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near E16
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London Pleasure Gardens
London > Attractions > Sights
Royal Victoria Docks, E16, London E16
(Unfortunately the London Pleasure Gardens have been put into administration and all future events there have subsequently been cancelled.)Due to open on the Diamond Jubilee weekend, ... More
 
 
 
Royal Albert Dock
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Connaught Road, Silvertown, E16, London E16
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Royal Victoria Dock
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Connaught Road, E16, London E16
A beneficiary of the Docklands regeneration scheme, Royal Victoria Dock offers panoramic views over the water with the modern structures and the ExCel London Exhibition Centre ... More
 
 
 

E16 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's E16
Customs Cleaning Centre
London > Shopping > Cleaning and Repairs
47 Freemasons Road, E16, London E16
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Bally
London > Shopping > Shoes
Unit 1, Airside London City Airport, Hartmann Road, Silvertown, E16, London E16
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E16 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near E16 London?
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Yi-Ban
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
London Regatta Centre, Dockside Road, , E16, London E16
Lost in the bleak and beautiful wasteland of the Docklands business parks - a super-modern expanse of smooth concrete and still water - this restaurant ... More
 
 
 
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Caribbean Scene
London > Restaurants > African restaurants
ExCeL Marina, 17 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria, E16, London E16
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The Figurehead
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
272 Victoria Dock Road, E16, London E16
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 

E16 Pubs

The best pubs in or near London E16.
The Figurehead
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
272 Victoria Dock Road, E16, London E16
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 

E16 Leisure

E16 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
London Regatta Centre
London > Leisure > Docklands Road, E16, London E16
The London Regatta Centre, a state-of-the-art rowing centre located in the heart of the Docklands in the East End of London, is built at the west ... More
 
 
 
F1 City Racing Circuit
London > Leisure > Activities
Gate 119, Connaught Bridge, Royal Victoria Dock, E16, London E16
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Thames Barrier Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Barrier Point Road, off Woolwich Road, E16, London E16
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E16 Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near E16.
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ExCel London Exhibition Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Victoria Dock, E16, London E16
A stunning architectural achievement, gigantic amounts of floor space accompanied by shops, bars and hotels, London’s purpose built exhibition centre, opened in 2000, is an exciting ... More
 
 
 
Ramada Hotel And Suites London Docklands/ExCel*
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Festoon Way, Royal Victoria Dock, E16, London E16
This sleekly designed, futuristic-looking hotel affords guests panoramic views over the blue expanse of Royal Victoria Dock. Getting to the Excel Exhibition Centre or London City ... More
 
 
 
Premier Inn London Docklands (ExCel)
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Victoria Dock, E16, London E16
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