Doodling The Docks

Join the Docks

Doodling The Docks

Discover the delights of the Royal Docks in this colourful, interactive art exhibition by local illustrator, Matt Ponting. Set inside one of RAD’s brand new spaces overlooking the waterfront, there are more than 30 illustrations on display, accompanied by fun facts to keep learning about the history and future of the Royal Docks. This Exhibition will run from the 31 Aug–29 September and is open daily from 12–7pm.

Plus, pick up a special walking guide, running from the Kids Summer Splash in the west through to Royal Albert Wharf in the east. There’s some space inside the guide to draw your own dock doodles, too! Share one on social media with #DoodlingTheDocks and you could win a signed original artwork from the exhibition.

Want to get even more creative? Come along to one of our #DoodlingTheDocks art workshops with Matt where you can create your own 3D collage. These will be taking place on Saturday 31 August and Saturday 21 September from 12–4pm at RAD London.

Time & date

Sat 31 Aug–Sun 29 Sep


Royal Albert Dock


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For your visit


ExCeL London

The international convention centre has hosted everything from Comic Con to the Olympics.

Royal Victoria Dock
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Food & Drink

Starbucks Coffee

Just off the walkway linking Custom House DLR with the ExCeL, this branch is a favourite quiet spot for students.

Royal Victoria Dock
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Food & Drink

Il Volo

Il Volo serves Italian comfort food that salutes the docks' history at the centre of world trade.

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