Wondering Wanders in the Royal Docks

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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! 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.

Time & date

Autumn/Winter

Location

The Royal Docks

Tickets

Free

For your visit

Food & Drink

Starbucks Coffee

Just off the walkway linking Custom House DLR with the ExCeL, this branch is a favourite quiet spot for students.

Royal Victoria Dock
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Food & Drink

Heroica Lounge

It's a bus, it's an Italian restaurant; you decide whether to order pizza or pretend to drive.

Royal Victoria Dock
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Food & Drink

Nakhon Thai

Thai restaurant overlooking the docks, with a Polynesian-style cocktail bar.

Royal Victoria Dock
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