The Royal Docks sits on the eastern fringes of London. It comprises three docks; the Royal Albert Dock, the Royal Victoria Dock and King George V Dock. Situated in the London borough of Newham, this area has a unique blend of old and new. Once a derelict part of the City, the area has been revitalised to a unique, vibrant and exciting water space.
This area has a wealth of transport links including Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and the Emirate Air Line which is a cable car service across the Thames to North Greenwich. Hugely popular with business professionals, the Royal Docks has become an enviable place to live thanks to its incredible river views and beautifully designed apartments and townhouses. It offers a host of places to eat and drink and is also home to the ExCel London which has an abundance of exciting and diverse events taking place throughout the year.
The Royal Docks came to life commercially between 1855 and 1921 and became London's principal docks during the first half of the 20th century. Specialising in importing and unloading foodstuffs, everyday saw thousands of men toiling huge cargoes of goods from ships. Sadly, the docks were heavily attacked during the Second World War and reached the peak of their activity in the 1960s and in the 1980s, the Royal Docks became derelict.