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ExCel Centre

ExCel Centre

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.

Sunborn Yacht Hotel

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!

Run or Dye

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.

Emirates Air Line

Emirates Air Line

Breathtaking views over east London.

Up at the O2

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!

Dynamix Health Club

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.

Susan Clark Interiors

Susan Clark Interiors

A lovely independent interiors shop, selling fab pieces of furniture, fabrics, small gifts and unique cards.

Il Bianco

Il Bianco

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.

The Gun

The Gun

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.

Vijay's Chawalla

Vijay's Chawalla

A down to earth vegetarian Indian restaurant, with tasty, inexpensive, healthy and authentic food.

The Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark

A really cosy pub, animal friendly, dining with a view and the best Sunday lunches in Greenwich!

Billingsgate Market

Billingsgate Market

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.

The Larder

The Larder

Great Coffee and Cake - It has only just opened!



A fantastic Asian confectionary shop selling both sweet and savoury treats on Green Street, close to Upton Park Underground Station.

Chrisp Street Market

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!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Woolwich, North Greenwich, Charlton, Upton Park, Plaistow, Poplar, West Ham, Upton, Plashet and Isle Of Dogs

"At Trinity Buoy Wharf, you can see some of the most unusual accommodation in London, made from brightly coloured shipping containers!"

Factory and warehouse conversions in the east end of London make characterful homes.

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London Docklands are full of striking buildings and structures that dominate the skyline.

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Woolwich is affordable, it has great transport links, fantastic people and the new General Gordon Place is extraordinary.

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What locals say about Royal Docks

  1. 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.

  2. I love how tranquil it is along the Thames, whilst having a great amount of contemporary art and history nearby.

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Child-friendly activities near Royal Docks

Trapeze Tots

Hangar Arts Trust
Let your little ones bounce, balance and learn the foundations of circus skills with experienced instructors in a safe group environment. 6 Week Term: 16:00 - 17:00 Tuesdays 2nd June to 7th July Fee £60 (2 child sibling discount £108) Website

Toy Library - Cardwell Children's Centre

Cardwell Children’s Centre
Greenwich Toy & Leisure Library Association offers services for children with special needs and their families/carers in Greenwich. The Toy Library provides therapeutic, educational and stimulating toys and equipment to families with the intention of promoting play and recreation as a means to the development of disabled children and young people. The Toy Library offers a wide range of services home visiting support to parents and carers, holidays and outings and access to a sensory studio. Website

Toy Library

Pound Park Nursery School and Children’s Centre
Our very busy toy library is run by our volunteer Pam. Sessions are busy and fun ending with a few songs and rhymes. Come along and join us in the family room. For a small annual fee of £5 (£2.50 if you are in receipt of benefits) you can borrow from our selection of excellent toys. Website

Pound Park - Baby & Toddler Groups

Pound Park Nursery School and Early Years Centre
Our groups are an opportunity for parents/carers to play and become involved in a variety of activities with their children,including, painting, sticking, sand, water. Website

Messy Morning-Woolwich Library

Woolwich Centre Library
Woolwich Library with modern facility is conveniently located close to the town centre, making it an accessible library for all to use. Libraries are places for everyone to use and enjoy. They're our community centres, information hubs, space to learn or think and make ourselves feel better. Website

Rhyme Time-Woolwich Library

Woolwich Centre Library
Woolwich Library is situated in the heart of Woolwich in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. This modern facility is conveniently located close to the town centre, making it an accessible library for all to use. Libraries are places for everyone to use and enjoy. Website

Knit and natter

The Woolwich Centre
Come along and learn to knit with a friendly group of knitting lovers. Learn the basics in o Casting on and off o How to follow a pattern. You'll be knitting with confidence in no time. Website

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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