Wondering Wanders in the Royal Docks

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.

‘Seeking the Sleeping Giant’ is good by foot (around 45 minutes) and ‘Ride to the Heart of the Docks’ by bike (around 30 minutes).

You can download the maps here:

Seeking the Sleeping Giant [Download Map PDF 5mb]

Ride to the heart of the docks [Download Map PDF 5mb]

Or pick up a map at:

  • Expressway, Royal Victoria Docks
  • Britannia Village Hall
  • West Silvertown Foundation
  • Royal Docks Learning + Activity Centre
  • Newham Dockside

Commissioned by the Royal Docks Team, and produced in collaboration with immersive yarn spinners, Patchlarks and local graphic designers Lunes.

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.


The Mayor of London has published information on the London.gov website regarding Covid-19 which can be found here:  https://www.london.gov.uk/coronavirus/coronavirus-what-you-need-know

Time & date

Autumn/Winter

Location

The Royal Docks

Tickets

Free

For your visit

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Fox@ExCeL

Relaxed pub sprawling across different rooms of an old tobacco warehouse.

Royal Victoria Dock
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ZeroSette

Authentic Italian near the ExCeL, with a touch of flair.

Royal Victoria Dock
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Places To Stay

Aloft London ExCeL

Four-star Marriott hotel with a dockside restaurant terrace, wood-lined interiors, and a striking skyline.

Royal Victoria Dock
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