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
Perfectly positioned for access to the ExCeL.
Food & Drink
No one complains about all-day breakfast for under a fiver. Right next to the ExCeL, this cafe-diner opens early to late.
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Join the Docks 2020
September - December
The Royal Dock's annual celebration of culture and creativity - Join the Docks - is now open for submissions.
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Sat 23-Sun 24 November 2019
The capital's must-see jazz bonanza is back, and this time they are taking over interesting spaces across the Royal Docks, creating a trail of free gigs.