Once the largest enclosed docks in the world and now with a striking 21st century skyline, the Royal Docks are one of the capital’s greatest examples of post-industrial regeneration. With further transformation coming with the opening of Crossrail in 2018 this area of London buzzes with excitement.
Home to the ExCel Exhibition Centre, the Emirates Air Line that crosses the River Thames and a growing community of cosmopolitan restaurants, cafés and bars, the Royal Docks is a real fusion of the old and new. Some original waterfront warehouse buildings do exist (and enjoy listed status) but mostly the area is dominated by new and award-winning development that makes the most of the waterside setting and ample space.
Transport connections are excellent with no less than 11 DLR stations and a journey time to Central London of only 15 minutes. The Underground can be accessed via the Jubilee Line at Canning Town and there are frequent river taxi services.