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
London Royal Docks Open Water Swimming
Swim outside year round against the historic backdrop of Royal Victoria Dock. Safety tagging included.
Royal Wharf Gardens
In this garden in the centre of the Royal Wharf development, you'll find a memorial to the Silvertown Explosion.
One of the world's most sustainable buildings is also a striking landmark.
London City Island Ice Rink, Market and Workshops
Fri 12 Dec - Sun 22 Dec
English National Ballet’s Sinfonietta will be opening the festivities on Thursday 12th December
Carols on the Green
Thurs 12 December
Eat roasted chestnuts, drink mulled wine, and sing your heart out with the neighbours.