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
Places To Stay
Connaught House Hotel
This Grade II-listed building provides comfortable rooms and classic pub dining.
Food & Drink
The Snack Shack
Homemade cakes and hot food are on offer at this friendly and laid-back spot on St. John’s Green.
Food & Drink
The Living Room
The Good Hotel's floating restaurant dishes up locally-sourced comfort food with a Spanish twist.
Art & Culture
Beckton and Royal Docks Craft Market
Sun 26 Jan
A craft market by Beckton and Royal Docks, with local art, crafts, jewelry and food.
Changing Places – Working with the Community
Wed 29 Jan
Join us at The Crystal to explore and discuss community participation in urban planning and regeneration.