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
Places To Stay
Hampton by Hilton
A reliable, upper mid-range option just east of Connaught Bridge.
Food & Drink
Just off the walkway linking Custom House DLR with the ExCeL, this branch is a favourite quiet spot for students.
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.
Join the Docks
This is Who We Are by Arch 468 Theatre
Grab your phone and head off on an audio adventure around the Royal Docks in this project by arts organisation Arch 468.
Art & Culture
31 July - 1 August
What’s better than watching an inspiring show from top circus artists? Having the opportunity to learn their skills afterwards.