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Bloc2012 sees the arrival of a new festival on the Bloc, set against the dramatic backdrop of London's docklands (in the new London Pleasure Gardens). If you like your festivals to come with a slightly apocalyptic edge and an atmospherically charged setting (and let's face it, who doesn't?) then this should be right up your street. With post-industrial derelict buildings looming ominously above the 30m geodesic dome stage on the water's edge and an exciting line-up of dance and electronic acts Bloc 2012 is certainly worth a look. Snoop Dogg headlines with Veteran dance act Orbital who make their comeback to the UK festival scene alongside Gary Numan, Hudson Mohawke, Squarepusher and Detroit exports Jeff Mills and Carl Craig. Although Bloc is now in its sixth year it has previously been located in Butlin's or Pontin's holiday resorts out of town. The festival sprung from the minds of the Glastonbury party people behind Shangra-La and promises a 'rock-solid sense of community and togetherness', with this sunny attitude plus a totally unique setting and a stellar line-up, Bloc is certainly an exciting addition to the festival calendar.

About London Pleasure Gardens

(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, on 1st June 2012, the London Pleasure Gardens (LPG) revive a centuries old tradition when pleasure gardens were central to London social life. More about London Pleasure Gardens

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - ExCel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £56† 22% off
Excel Royal Victoria Dock, E16 | 6 minutes from Bloc
Set in an idyllic waterfront location, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel ExCel offers four-star facilities in an impressive new contemporary development. Set in the heart of ... More
Holiday Inn Express London Excel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel † from £40† 42% off
1018 Dockside Road, E162FQ | 8 minutes from Bloc
The Holiday Inn Express London - ExCeL offers simple, affordable accommodation that's ideally located if you're attending an exhibition or event at the exhibition centre. It's ... More
Sunborn London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £85† 23% off
Royal Victoria Dock, E16 | 13 minutes from Bloc
Staying at this modern water-borne hotel is like going on a cruise without leaving the city. Moored at Royal Victoria Dock, the riverside location is picturesque ... More

Entertainment near Bloc

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brick Lane Music Hall
London > Entertainment > Theatres
443 North Woolwich Road, E16 | 2 minutes from Bloc
One of London's last surviving traditional music halls.... More

Sights and Attractions near Bloc

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Bloc
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Pleasure Gardens
London > Attractions > Sights
Royal Victoria Docks, E16 | Same location as Bloc
(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 | 4 minutes from Bloc
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Royal Victoria Dock
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Connaught Road, E16 | 4 minutes from Bloc
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

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F1 City Racing Circuit
London > Leisure > Activities
Gate 119, Connaught Bridge, Royal Victoria Dock, E16 | 1 minute from Bloc
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Thames Barrier Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Barrier Point Road, off Woolwich Road, E16 | 5 minutes from Bloc
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The Trafalgar Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Park Row, SE10 | 2.3 miles from Bloc
The pub achieved notoriety selling whitebait (still on the menu) but now the Trafalgar Tavern is a refreshment point for the capital's many visitors. It's hardly ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gipsy Moth
London > Nightlife > Pubs
60 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 | 2.6 miles from Bloc
in the shadow of the Cutty Sark , the grade I listed pub the Gipsy Moth has a large outdoor seating area, ... More
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King Eddie's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Stratford Broadway, E15 | 3.1 miles from Bloc
A gastropub East End style - and that doesn't mean organic, corn-fed jellied eels and a gang of smoke ventilation engineers. The team behind King Eddie's ... More

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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Bloc.
Travelodge London City Airport
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hartmann Road, Silvertown, E16 | 1 minute from Bloc
Boasting easy access to the airport terminal this hotel is both convenient and comfortable. Fusing contemporary design with a myriad of mod cons this up-to-date ... More
Drew Community Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
14a Camel Road, Silvertown, E16 | 4 minutes from Bloc
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Ramada Hotel And Suites London Docklands/ExCel*
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Festoon Way, Royal Victoria Dock, E16 | 6 minutes from Bloc
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

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ExCeL London 6.47 miles from Bloc

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