All Along the Dock Edge
Head east to the Royal Docks and collect your illustrated guide to this intriguing east London walk, by artist Anna Gibb. The route takes you along the northern edge of the Royal docks - from Royal Albert Wharf, the point where the docks meet the Thames, towards Royal Victoria with its backdrop of Canary Wharf.
This large body of water, once the largest enclosed docks in the world, offers the opportunity to really embrace a sense of open space. The walk takes you through the history of the industrial docks to the future of its planned developments. Along the way you’ll see shipping cranes, the site of a 1980s concert with lasers and fireworks which attracted 200,000 people, and you’ll hear the noise from the airport juxtaposed with cormorants and Canada geese.
The walk is just under 3 miles and should take around an hour at a leisurely pace. There are places to buy refreshments along the way and the DLR runs parallel to the route.
Your illustrated guide can be collected from either the east or west end of the docks at the following locations, all of which are a short walk from the DLR:
For your visit
Asta Community Hub
Asta takes a holistic approach, supporting the North Woolwich and Silvertown community from birth to old age.
Food & Drink
Little Hudson Cafe
Little Hudson Cafe is an independent cafe open in Royal Wharf serving homemade brunch.
Art & Culture
Sculpture trail leading from the O2 to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park via Royal Victoria Dock.
Carols on the Green
Thurs 12 December
Eat roasted chestnuts, drink mulled wine, and sing your heart out with the neighbours.
Dock the Halls
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, with slime-making workshop
Fri 13 December
“You can mess with a lot of things, but you can't mess with kids on Christmas.”