London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
The London Chinese Lions Club is once again hosting the London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in the Royal Docks. With dragon boat racing, street food, and music, the annual event has developed into a major cultural celebration of Chinese culture, attracting up to 10,000 attendees every year. With a carnival atmosphere pervading, this year will offer traditional Chinese Lion Dancing, and comedy for all the family — as well as the thrill of competition, of course, with five different cups up for grabs.
Photo: Joon Wong.
For your visit
London Borough of Newham
The dockside HQ of Newham Council.
Places To Stay
Travelodge London ExCeL
A good budget choice, eight minutes walk from the ExCeL centre.
Royal Docks Adventure
Power boats, rowing boats, dragon boats, canoes – everything you need for an afternoon on the water.
Join the Docks
Our Docks: Local history family fun
Sun 22 Sep, 12-4pm
Join us at the Museum of London Docklands, housed inside a magnificent Grade I listed sugar warehouse on West India Quay, to voyage through the rich history of London’s docks at this family fun day.
Join the Docks
Our Docks: Compressor House community history event
Sun 29 Sep, 1-4pm
Visit Compressor House, a historic building not usually open to the public, originally built as a refrigerated storage facility in 1914. Discover the history of the site, the people who worked and lived around the Royal Docks and the role London’s docks played in making East London what it is today.