Area

Close to home or just a few minutes away, Royal Docks West has it all - richly urban amenities, with a relaxed dockside atmosphere.

Billions of pounds are being invested in the Royal Docks and the neighbourhoods around it, adding new homes and businesses that are helping to bring this part of the docklands to life. 

Royal Docks West also finds itself just a hop over to many major destinations - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Westfield Stratford City and the Museum of London Docklands. Plus, it's only 10 minutes into the city from your front door. 

Area Highlights

The Docklands is an exciting an constantly developing area of London, undergoing extensive and thoughtful regeneration. With the arrival of Crossrail at Custom House, just three minutes' walk from Royal Docks West, all eyes are on this emerging neighbourhood. 

There's a total of £3.7 billion being invested in Custom House and adjacent Canning Town, which will help bring 40,000 new jobs to the Royal Docks. 

London's third financial and business district is being created at Royal Albert Docks - a £1.7bn investment that will bring an additional 30,000 jobs to the Royal Docks. Aimed at Chinese and other Asian companies, the development is also set to add the the area's mix of retail and restaurants.

  • ExCel Centre
  • 02 Arena
  • Canary Wharf
  • Westfield Stratford City
  • Olympic Park
  • London City Airport

Getting Around

Already linked to several bus routes and the DLR, Royal Docks West offers a simple and quick connection to so much of London, making your travel times just one other thing you'll have to boast about.

With Crossrail service anticipated to begin from Custom House in December 2018, Royal Docks West benefits from what will be the most important and impactful transportation project in the country.

With 40 stations on the line, it will connect Royal Docks West with the City in 10 minutes, Stratford in 12, Bond Street in 17, and - remarkably - Heathrow Airport in just 45 minutes, shaving off 30 minutes from the journey. 

  • Three minutes walk from Custom House station
  • Canary Wharf - 3 minutes
  • Liverpool Street - 10 minutes
  • Farringdon - 12 minutes
  • Paddington - 20 minutes

Out and About

Royal Docks West is just steps away from the waters edge. A place of leisure, with its many boutiques, cafes, cocktail bars and restaurants, with flavours from around the world, from Lebanese to Indian, British, Thai or Chinese. Many places to unwind at Royal Victoria Dock sit at the water's edge, such as the popular restaurant Top 1 Forever, with the planter-edged terrace. Others sit right on the water - the floating Good Hotel is an excellent place to grab breakfast, sip an espresso or relax with a nightcap.

  • W XYZ bar at Aloft
  • The Fox at Excel 
  • Land's End on the Sunborn
  • The Crystal cafe
  • The Oiler Bar
  • Fogg's Bar and Restaurant at the Ibis

 

Keeping Active

Royal Docks West is also a place for recreation, where you can kayak, windsurf, or even swim.

  • London Watersports Centre - a 2,000m rowing course with seven racing lanes. Sports include rowing, sailing, canoeing and kayaking. 
  • Urban London Beach - one of London's two outdoor beaches 
  • Wake Up Docklands - London's premiere wakeboarding centre
  • Quad Club Fitness Centre - a private, members only gym, on your doorstep at the Crowne Plaza
  • Royal Docks CrossFit - combining world class coaching with an exceptional facility.

Arts and Culture

A world class sculpture trail linking the 02 and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park, with the aim of bringing high quality art works out of warehouses and into the public realm. Visitors are able to join The Line at any point along the route to explore the three miles of waterways, featuring work by

  • Damien Hirst
  • Martin Creed
  • Gary Hume
  • Eduardo Paolozzi

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