Join the Docks 2019
UPDATE 05/10/20: We're very happy to announce that the Join the Docks 2020 programme is now available. Take a look at the full programme now!
Join the Docks is the Royal Docks’ summer festival. From July til September, everyone is invited to explore the area’s beautiful water, parks, outdoor spaces, and venues through three months of special events.
Swimming, splashing and sand at Kids Summer Splash
Roller-blading dancers and world-famous musicians at the Certain Black Ensemble Festival
EFG London Jazz Festival's first-ever outdoor stage
Fireworks and floating swans at Wishful
Spanning 4km of London’s historic docklands, this curated cultural programme will nurture connections between neighbours, Londoners, and the communities that make up this part of Newham, East London. Join the Docks this summer, and discover somewhere different.
For your visit
Places To Stay
Moxy London ExCeL
Marriott's boutique brand, Moxy, offers a laid-back alternative with cheerful colours and cheaper rates.
Food & Drink
Tereza Joanne's main function room holds 300 buffet-style; find this barge permanently moored on Albert Island.
Thames Barrier Park
This dramatically-landscaped park is the best place to watch the Thames Barrier in action.
London Festival of Architecture
Sat 1-Sun 30 June 2019
The Royal Docks is one of the four festival hubs at this year's London Festival of Architecture, themed around boundaries.
Sat 28 Sep 2019
A magical spectacle of water and light on the waters of the dock.