The story of the Royal Docks
This is the Royal Docks, a unique waterfront and a growing home for business and culture in Newham, East London.
The building of the Royal Docks in 1855 introduced a new world of commerce to the capital. They drew produce and people from all over the world, forging London’s position as a global centre for trade and industry.
Read the Royal Docks’ history in the words of people who lived it
In North Woolwich, the ferries are part of the family
History was made as the two new Woolwich ferries began operations transporting passengers and vehicles back and forth across the Thames.
The Royal Docks is emerging as a prime location for business and as a place to live. Covering over 1,200 acres, this vast area of Newham, East London, is undergoing a stunning revival. It is known for its industrious nature, strong sense of local community, established global connections, and unique expanse of water.
Stay, play, and explore local
Dine your way around the world, stroll in a riverside park, or ride the capital’s only cable car. The area has much to enjoy; here’s where to start.