Art & Culture
Wondering Wanders in the Royal Docks
Why not explore the Royal Docks this Autumn and Winter with these self-guided activity trails for families, children and curious ramblers? These can be enjoyed safely, at a social distance, any time you’d like! Pick up or download a map and embark on our family trails for adventures through the Royal Docks. Become Wandering Wonderers, completing challenges as you go and discovering brilliant stories, both real and imagined.
You can download the maps here:
Or pick up a map at:
- Expressway, Royal Victoria Docks
- Britannia Village Hall
- West Silvertown Foundation
- Royal Docks Learning + Activity Centre
- Newham Dockside
Explore the Royal Docks on a Brompton
On the flip side of the map you’ll find a guide for your very own bike tour along the Docks. Why not try it out on a Brompton? You can rent one of these nippy folding bikes from £3.50 or treat yourself to a subscription as part of the Brompton Bike Hire scheme. These lightweight bikes are super easy-to-use and there’s a no fuss reservation system that works online or by SMS. While you can rent them from Victoria Dock (adjacent to the Crystal building) you can return them at any available Brompton docking station around the city. The best thing is that they are super compact and travel well on public transport, so if your legs get tired you can jump on public transport - including the DLR which loops around the Docks and offers exciting viewpoints of London’s most dynamic district.
Please note: If taking part in this trail or walk as part of your daily exercise, you must always follow the latest government guidelines on restrictions and social distancing. Further information on the latest government guidelines can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november
For further information on ‘what you need to know’ the Mayor of London has published information on the London.gov website which can be found here: https://www.london.gov.uk/coronavirus/coronavirus-what-you-need-know
For your visit
Emirates Air Line
This cable car flying between the Royal Docks and North Greenwich offers panoramic views of the river.
The Quad Club & Spa
This spa, swimming pool and gym in the Crown Plaza Hotel offers calming treatments and classes.
Food & Drink
It's a bus, it's an Italian restaurant; you decide whether to order pizza or pretend to drive.
Join the Docks
Stop Press News by Eloise Hawser
Connectivity and heritage are key to artist Eloise Hawser’s news-mapping project, Stop Press Now.
Join the Docks
Musicity x Royal Docks by MSCTY
Self-guided audio trail across the Royal Docks & Online.