Join the Docks 2019

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Join the Docks 2019


UPDATE 07/07/20: Join the Docks is returning for 2020. Building on last years’ event, we’re looking to collaborate with artists, organisations, and local collectives to create activities that explore the people, heritage, and places of the Royal Docks. However, this year’s edition of Join the Docks is going to be different as we negotiate the ‘new normal’ presented by COVID-19. You can apply via the Join the Docks application page.


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.

Highlights include:

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.

Join the Docks 2019
Join the Docks 2019

Time & date

July until September 2019

Location

The Royal Docks

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.

Royal Albert Dock
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Food & Drink

ZeroSette

Authentic Italian near the ExCeL, with a touch of flair.

Royal Victoria Dock
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Food & Drink

Yi-Ban

This Chinese restaurant occupies a floor of the London Regatta Centre overlooking the Docks, meaning diners can plane-watch over a plate of dim sum.

Royal Albert Dock
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