Totally transformed into a contemporary landscape
"Factory and warehouse conversions in the east end of London make characterful homes."Stuart Harris
"London Docklands are full of striking buildings and structures that dominate the skyline."Michal Bocian
"Woolwich is affordable, it has great transport links, fantastic people and the new General Gordon Place is extraordinary."Michael Schult
Where do Royal Docks locals go?
Sunborn Yacht Hotel
A little known gem, the Sunborn is a fully functioning hotel held on a yacht next to the ExCel centre. You can go here just for the bar, as well as the half price buffet breakfast at the weekend too!
Submitted by Simon
There are exhibitions held here all the time - most recently ComicCon. It was also the venue for many of the events during the 2012 Olympics.
Submitted by Simon
Run or Dye
The most fun you can have with a pair of trainers, never mind the mad dashing through colour stations where you're attacked with sachets of dye. There's also a music festival of colour! Run or Dye takes place not only in London, but all around the country and world.
Submitted by Kayleigh
Red Door Studios
It is a lovely, cosy art gallery-cum-cafe space, with loads of activities on offer.
Submitted by Rachel
Up at the O2
A really good day out scaling the roof of the O2. Once at the top you can see across East London and you are directly in the flight path for City Airport, with the chance to take some good pictures of the landscape!
Submitted by Hollie
Dynamix Health Club
The perfect place to go to relieve stress after work. It has an amazing free weights room and a cafe serving healthy juices and shakes made from a choice of protein brands.
Submitted by Gerald
Susan Clark Interiors
A lovely independent interiors shop, selling fab pieces of furniture, fabrics, small gifts and unique cards.
Submitted by Katie
The best food at this little hidden gem in London! Great for occasions and loads of specials - the seafood is the best thing they do.
Submitted by Olivia
A lovely riverside tavern hidden on the east side of the Isle with excellent food. The best place for a Sunday roast in East London and a good selection of real ales too.
Submitted by Dominic
A down to earth vegetarian Indian restaurant, with tasty, inexpensive, healthy and authentic food.
Submitted by Jennifer
The Cutty Sark
A really cosy pub, animal friendly, dining with a view and the best Sunday lunches in Greenwich!
Submitted by Vicci
If you're cooking up a seafood dinner, this is the place to go to pick up high-quality and reasonably priced fish - way better than the supermarket.
Submitted by Michael
A fantastic Asian confectionary shop selling both sweet and savoury treats on Green Street, close to Upton Park Underground Station.
Submitted by Charlotte
Chrisp Street Market
Poplar's vibrant pedestrianised market and one of a few places in London where you can buy a baguette and then a mop in under a minute!
Submitted by Grace
Why do you find Royal Docks a great place to live?
"You can gaze over the shimmering water of the great, historic dock in the morning in a five minute walk to the DLR station. There are new restaurants, bars and shops appearing every week and it is fast becoming a bustling young community. Cross Rail is coming and the buzz is growing - it's fantastic."
"I love how tranquil it is along the Thames, whilst having a great amount of contemporary art and history nearby."
What do you like about Royal Docks?
Did you know?
"Beckton Gas Works forms an unusual backdrop for the battle scenes in Stanley Kubrick's 'Full Metal Jacket'."
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About Royal Docks
The Royal Docks comprise three docks in east London - the Royal Albert Dock, the Royal Victoria Dock and the King George V Dock. They are more correctly called the Royal Group of Docks to distinguish them from the Royal Dockyards, Royal being due to their naming after royal personages rather than Crown ownership. The three docks collectively formed the largest enclosed docks in the world, with a water area of nearly 250 acres (1.0 km2) and an overall estate of 1,100 acres (4.5 km2). This is equivalent to the whole of central London from Hyde Park to Tower Bridge. Transport for London is continuing to develop the transport infrastructure of the Royal Docks with a further extension of the Docklands Light Railway.
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