Join the Docks
Voices of the Docks
Eastside Community Heritage is bringing the memories and experiences of Newham’s Royal Docks to life through the voices of the people integral to its history. This series of walking tours for all ages takes visitors from the Silvertown Explosion in 1917 and aerial bombardment during World War II, to mass strike action and industrial redevelopment. This summer, you can explore the countless events and institutions that represent such an integral part of London’s heritage.
Voices of the Docks will use interview sound clips, as well as historic photographs and videos, to tell the tale of the docks in an accessible and enjoyable way for people of all ages, with special activities for children.
Running along the newly-opened North Dock Walkway and providing stunning views along the 3.8km promenade, the walk will meet at The Crystal, ending at the Sir Steven Redgrave Bridge at the eastern end of the Royal Albert Dock.
This event is fully accessible; the walkway is fully accessible along a paved and cobbled surface, with DLR stations in close proximity to both the beginning and end of the tour.
This event is free, but the organisers ask that you book your place. Free tickets are available for booking on the following dates:
For your visit
Places To Stay
Luxury accommodation on board a superyacht minutes from ExCeL London.
Food & Drink
The Living Room
The Good Hotel's floating restaurant dishes up locally-sourced comfort food with a Spanish twist.
Food & Drink
Authentic Italian near the ExCeL, with a touch of flair.