Thames Towns


Visiting Docklands is not just for work - it is an exciting place to be particularly in the evenings, with beautifully lit buildings and the spectacular Docklands Light Railway. The area is also accessible for walking, with bridges over the many wharves and DLR stations that are within a short distance of each other.

The area suffered heavy bombing during the Second World War and a decline in its Port Activities in the 1960's and 1970's.But it has enjoyed economic rejuvenation and regeneration since the early 1990's, and has now become a very popular place to live and dine with the city workers and tourists.

If you take the DLR past Canning Town towards Beckton you will find another hidden gem in Royal Victoria Dock and Custom House which is home to the Excel Exhibition centre and has a number of beautiful restaurants by the water. You can take part in Watersport activities and enjoy spectacular views either by walking across the bridge of the Dock or by taking the Emirates Cable car towards the O2.  

There are many restaurants within the Docklands areas with great views. There is also a shopping mall within the Docklands There are many restaurants within the Canary Wharf complex with a cinema and restaurants inside to complement it.

Jeannette Briggs

Pick of the area

Dockside restaurants-click

Top 1 Forever and Zero -both Royal Victoria Dock

Amerigo Vespucci (Canary Wharf)
La Tasca (West India Quay) 
Zero Sette Italian Bar and Restaurant 

Elephant Royale -Island Gardens
Pubs and wine bars-click here

The Grapes (Westferry) 
The Cat and the Canary(West India Dock Quay)
Pepper Saint Ontiod (Crossharbour)
Bar 38 (West India Quay)
The Fox at Excel (Custom House)

Special Events:

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