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:
Read more about Anna's walk here. Part of the London Festival of Architecture 2019.
For your visit
Food & Drink
Thai restaurant overlooking the docks, with a Polynesian-style cocktail bar.
Royal Docks Adventure
Power boats, rowing boats, dragon boats, canoes – everything you need for an afternoon on the water.
Food & Drink
The Girl of Sandwich
Primarily a takeaway, this sandwich shop is popular with locals and workers alike.
University of East London Winter Fair 2023
Wednesday 6th December 2023
Festivities and a dazzling Christmas light switch-on!
Let’s celebrate Christmas together - Canning Town Library
Wednesday 6 December 2023
All things festive, including: Christmas workshops, Santa’s Grotto, Carolling with local partners