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Royal Docks

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T he biggest enclosed docks in the world, with around 250 acres of water, the Royal Docks encompass three docks, built between 1855 and 1921: the Royal Victoria Dock, the King George V Dock and - the largest - the Royal Albert Dock. A thriving city within a city in Victorian times, the area had three miles of quayside welcoming ships from around the world and an entrance to the River Thames at Gallions Reach . Bombed in the Second World War and closed to commercial traffic in 1981, the Royal Docks are undergoing a regeneration which promises to bring the biggest change to east London since Canary Wharf, with homes for 60,000 people and 3.7 billion-worth of investment. Attractions in the area include the ExCeL convention centre, which hosts everything from Comic Con to the xx, the Thames Barrier Park and the Emirates Air Line, linking the Royal Docks to The O2 and North Greenwich.


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Canning Town Tube Station
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Good Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 52 22% off
Royal Victoria Dock, E161FA | 1 minute from Royal Docks
Providing work for those who have previously struggled, the Good Hotel has earned its name. The striking hotel, which can be found floating at the historic ... More
Crowne Plaza London Docklands
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 73 31% off
Western Gateway, E16 | 3 minutes from Royal Docks
The Crowne Plaza Docklands is the main hotel for the giant ExCel Centre. It's a great place to stay if you're visiting a conference or exhibition, ... More
Holiday Inn Express Royal Docks Docklands
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel from 43 34% off
Silvertown Way, E16 | 10 minutes from Royal Docks
The shimmering business parks of the Docklands are a tribute to the spirit of modernity, and this clean, efficient hotel, with air conditioning and Wi-Fi throughout ... More
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London City Island
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Wharfside Road, Leamouth Peninsula, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 9 minutes from Royal Docks
Taking up 12 acres, London City Island is a neighbourhood in East London, a 'mini Manhattan' with a red bridge linking the island to ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
West India Quay
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 32 minutes from Royal Docks
A stone's throw from Canary Wharf and Poplar, West India Quay is a dockside area with a 19th ... More
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Greenwich
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
SE10 | 37 minutes from Royal Docks
The London Borough of Greenwich lies on the south bank of the Thames. Rich in maritime history, Greenwich also has an outstanding architectural heritage. ... More
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Royal Docks
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Alphabetti Spaghetti
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Caxton Works, E16 | 5 minutes from Royal Docks
We've all used the excuse "it must have got stuck in the post" and this knotted post box might explain where all the missing ... More
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Trinity Buoy Wharf
London > Attractions >
Orchard Place, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 7 minutes from Royal Docks
A once derelict site in the Docklands is now home to a thriving creative community; visitors to Trinity Buoy Wharf find a welcoming mix of cafes, ... More
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City Island Bridge
London > Attractions >
Canning Town to Canary Wharf, E16 | 9 minutes from Royal Docks
An 80 metre, 160 tonne red bridge providing an important link between Canning Town and Canary Wharf, The City Island Bridge, has been designed by Davies, ... More
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British Music Experience
London > Entertainment > Live Music
The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 13 minutes from Royal Docks
Stadium filling rock gods like The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Mick Jagger are among the stars who have loaned memorabilia to the British Music Experience, ... More
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WM Jazz
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
Water Margin Restaurant, O2 Arena, SE10 | 13 minutes from Royal Docks
Since launching in summer 2013 WM Jazz has carved out a real following. Set within the Water Margin Restaurant at The 02 Arena, WM Jazz hosts ... More
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The O2 Arena
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Peninsula Square, SE10 | 13 minutes from Royal Docks
The centrepiece of the redeveloped Millennium Dome is the O2 Arena, the first purpose-built music venue in London. With a capacity of 23,000, it offers the ... More
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The best shops and markets near Royal Docks
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The Grocer, London City Island
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
London City Island, E14 | 9 minutes from Royal Docks
A one-stop-shop combining espresso bar, deli restaurant and grocery store, The Grocer gives London City Island residents a place to eat, enjoy morning coffee and pick ... More
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Meantime Brewing Company
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Lawrence Trading Estate, Blackwall Lane, SE10 | 25 minutes from Royal Docks
London's Meantime Brewing Company, led by brewmaster and founder Alastair Hook, is one of Britain's leading craft brewers. When the brewery moved from Penhall Road to ... More
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Billingsgate Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Trafalgar Way, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 26 minutes from Royal Docks
Originally a general market for corn, coal, iron, wine, salt, pottery, fish and other goods, Billingsgate is now the only London-based market dedicated to fish. From ... More
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Fatboys Diner
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Trinity Bouy Wharf, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 7 minutes from Royal Docks
Stock up on American style cuisine in the heart of London's Docklands at Fatboys Diner, where burgers are washed down with full dairy ice cream shakes. ... More
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The Jetty
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Olympian Way, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 | 12 minutes from Royal Docks
Originally designed as a coaling jetty to receive and unload coal to fuel Blackwall Point power station, The Jetty has been turned into a temporary platform ... More
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Gaucho - 02
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 13 minutes from Royal Docks
Opened in March 2008, Gaucho at the O2 boasts the finest Argentine steak (Bife de Lomo) in London. The consistently high quality is spread throughout all ... More
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3.2 miles from Royal Docks
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
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English National Ballet
London > Education > Adult Education
41 Hopewell Square City Island, South Kensington, London E14 | 11 minutes from Royal Docks
The English National Ballet, founded by Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin in 1950, moved into its current purpose-built East London home on ... More
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University of Greenwich
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, SE10 | 35 minutes from Royal Docks
The main University of Greenwich campus boasts a picturesque setting on a World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames within three baroque buildings ... More
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Royal Docks gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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The Tide
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
SE10 | 12 minutes from Royal Docks
London's latest park is from the designers of New York's High Line and, like that successful urban regeneration project, The Tide follows an ... More
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Brooklyn Bowl
London > Leisure >
O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 13 minutes from Royal Docks
Five years after the original Brooklyn Bowl launched, the well known New York bowling alley comes to London's O2. The London venue is the first Brooklyn ... More
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Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range
London > Leisure > Golf
Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 | 13 minutes from Royal Docks
If you hook a shot at the state of the art Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range it'll head towards Canary Wharf and if you slice it ... More
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The best pubs near London Royal Docks.
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Gipsy Moth
London > Nightlife > Pubs
60 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 | 2.1 miles from Royal Docks
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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The Gun
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
27 Coldharbour, Docklands, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 21 minutes from Royal Docks
This 250-year-old pub was a sailor's favourite, home to smugglers and site of secret trysts between Lord Nelson and Emma Hamilton. Closed down by ... More
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The Trafalgar Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Park Row, SE10 | 35 minutes from Royal Docks
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
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Royal Docks clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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NY-LON
London > Nightlife > Bars
The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 13 minutes from Royal Docks
Enjoy the luxuries of a first class travel lounge without leaving terra firma at NY-LON, a swish bar in the entertainment district of The O2. The ... More
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Building Six
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 13 minutes from Royal Docks
The club formerly known as matter and Proud2, Building Six occupies 3,000 square metres of raw, industrial space within The 02, split over three floors with ... More
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Eighteen Sky Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
InterContinental London - The O2, 1 Waterview Drive, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 | 15 minutes from Royal Docks
Boasting spectacular views across the Thames and Canary Wharf, the Eighteen Sky Bar is a sophisticated spot to enjoy ... More
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Royal Docks.
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ExCeL London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Victoria Dock, E16 | 12 minutes from Royal Docks
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
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The O2
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peninsula Square, SE10 | 14 minutes from Royal Docks
The second most embarrassing legacy of Tony Blair's time in government struggled for years to find a role after the millennium show shut up shop. It's ... More
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Museum of London Docklands
London > Business > Venue Hire
No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 33 minutes from Royal Docks
In keeping with its waterside location, the Museum of London Docklands focuses on the history of the East End with particular emphasis on the River Thames ... More

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