Art & Culture
Before 1850, Silvertown was a bleak stretch of uninhabited marsh land which was occasionally used for grazing cattle. Some parts were up to ten feet below sea level, and frequently subject to flooding at high tide. Smuggling and illegal prize-fighting were also common in these lonely Thames-side marshes.
In the nineteenth century, London's eastern boundary was at Bow Creek, where its noxious industries began to congregate. From shipbuilding, to silver, iron, oils, soap, rubber and manure, London’s industry was developing on the fringes of the city.
Follow the growth and hear the stories of the Silvertown community through the generations. Through industrial development, cultural change and the devastation of war, to the new blossoming docklands area being developed for a new generation.
All events and activities will adhere to the Government’s COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. Regular updates are also provided to organisers to ensure all events and activities are adhering to the most recent Government Coronavirus guidance and restrictions
For your visit
Shipman Youth Zone
Drop-in youth centre for 11-19 year-olds with snooker, table tennis, and computer facilities on offer.
Britannia Village Hall
A hall-for-hire that holds 200; home to multi-faith activities, exercise classes, English lessons, and more.
Food & Drink
Galyons Bar & Kitchen
This 19th-century dockside inn has recently been reborn as a waterside gastropub.
Royal Docks Originals
Live at the Silver Building: Rosie Frater-Taylor
East London singer, songwriter and guitarist Rosie Frater-Taylor blurs the lines between jazz, folk, pop and soul. Think Joni Mitchell meets Pat Metheny or a female version of John Mayer.
Art & Culture
MCM Comic Con Returns
We're looking forward to welcoming you back for an unforgettable three-day celebration of all things pop culture!