London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
The London Chinese Lions Club is once again hosting the London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in the Royal Docks. With dragon boat racing, street food, and music, the annual event has developed into a major cultural celebration of Chinese culture, attracting up to 10,000 attendees every year. With a carnival atmosphere pervading, this year will offer traditional Chinese Lion Dancing, and comedy for all the family — as well as the thrill of competition, of course, with five different cups up for grabs.
Photo: Joon Wong.
For your visit
Places To Stay
Hampton by Hilton
A reliable, upper mid-range option just east of Connaught Bridge.
Food & Drink
This Chinese restaurant occupies a floor of the London Regatta Centre overlooking the Docks, meaning diners can plane-watch over a plate of dim sum.
London Borough of Newham
The dockside HQ of Newham Council.
Doodling The Docks
Sat 31 Aug–Sun 29 Sep 2019
Discover the delights of the Royal Docks in this colourful, interactive art exhibition by local illustrator, Matt Ponting.
London City Airport Consultation
Sat 14 Sep 2019
Come along and have your say about the London City Airport expansion plans.