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
Royal Wharf Community Dock
From adult ballet classes to dance and drama classes for kids, this new centre in the heart of Royal Wharf has begun with a bang.
Food & Drink
Top 1 Forever
Modern British restaurant overlooking of the water, with a wood-fired oven.
Asta Community Hub
Asta takes a holistic approach, supporting the North Woolwich and Silvertown community from birth to old age.
Royal Docks Summer Programme
Britannia Village Family Fun Day
Saturday 20 August
Celebrate summer in West Silvertown with something for everyone
Art & Culture
DOCK LANDS PEOPLE by Michele Turriani and Trinity Art Gallery
Online exhibition available now
Delve into stories, articles and stunning photography with Michele Turriani and Trinity Art Gallery’s community-based project, DOCK LANDS PEOPLE.