Switch the Docks - by the Institute of Imagination

Art & Culture

Switch the Docks - by the Institute of Imagination

Switch the Docks is an immersive, interactive light box installation that celebrates the heritage of the Royal Docks. The Institute of Imagination and Concept Shed worked together to create interactive light boxes which, when triggered, project illuminated images of intergenerational tales, bringing to life stories from the past, thoughts on the present and dreams about the future. Each light box sits inside a large wooden shipping crate, paying homage to the history of The Docks.

Capturing the past and inviting you to imagine the future, Switch the Docks will be dotted around the Royal Docks from October.

Time & date

From October 2021


Royal Victoria Dock, E16 1GB



For your visit

New Arrival


Expressway London

Expressway is a community of almost 200 thriving businesses facing onto Royal Victoria Dock. Recognised as a place where creative enterprises, SMEs and start ups can flourish, no two of their businesses are alike but all are like minded.

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IFS Cloud Cable Car

This cable car flying between the Royal Docks and North Greenwich offers panoramic views of the river.

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Food & Drink

Airline Cafe

No one complains about all-day breakfast for under a fiver. Right next to the ExCeL, this cafe-diner opens early to late.

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