Art & Culture
Before 1850, Silvertown was a bleak stretch of uninhabited marsh land which was occasionally used for grazing cattle. Some parts were up to ten feet below sea level, and frequently subject to flooding at high tide. Smuggling and illegal prize-fighting were also common in these lonely Thames-side marshes.
In the nineteenth century, London's eastern boundary was at Bow Creek, where its noxious industries began to congregate. From shipbuilding, to silver, iron, oils, soap, rubber and manure, London’s industry was developing on the fringes of the city.
Follow the growth and hear the stories of the Silvertown community through the generations. Through industrial development, cultural change and the devastation of war, to the new blossoming docklands area being developed for a new generation.
All events and activities will adhere to the Government’s COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. Regular updates are also provided to organisers to ensure all events and activities are adhering to the most recent Government Coronavirus guidance and restrictions
For your visit
Places To Stay
Hampton by Hilton
A reliable, upper mid-range option just east of Connaught Bridge.
Royal Docks Learning & Activity Centre
RDLAC has spent 50 years serving the North Woolwich community, from after-school clubs to conservation projects.
Emirates Air Line
This cable car flying between the Royal Docks and North Greenwich offers panoramic views of the river.
Art & Culture
draw, play, act
30 June - 10 July
An interactive exhibition packed with drawings by architect and artist Anna Gibb.
Royal Docks Summer Programme
Newham Word Festival
4 - 17 July
Newham Word Festival, a vibrant celebration of the written and spoken word will take over the borough this July.