welcome to london’s royal docks
London’s Royal Docks
The Royal Docks are London’s unique and historic water space – some four kilometres long, the equivalent of walking from Oxford Circus to Bank. They were once the largest enclosed docks in the world and today the 250 acres of water provide a spectacular setting for the area’s transformation into a vibrant 21st century destination to live, work and play. It’s never been easier to get here – and few areas of London can boast of a more dramatic method of transportation than the Emirates Air Line across the river Thames.
London’s Royal Docks are home to a host of attractions, events and activities, all centred around the water. The heritage and history of the area plays an all-important part in the continuing story of the docks. It’s the combination of old and new that makes this place so special, as communities grow, new restaurants, cafés and bars open and the calendar of activities gets busier with each month. Welcome to London’s Royals Docks. We hope you enjoy your time here.
The Royal Docks Team has announced their call out for Expressions of Interests for an ambitious live performance commission for Autumn 2021! They are looking for innovative ideas for a new commission that responds to the people and place of the Royal Docks, actively involves young people and can deliver on their objectives.
Up to three Expressions of Interest will be shortlisted to develop a funded proposal during a 6 – week research and development stage in February/March 2021 (£5,000 per organisation). One proposal will finally be commissioned for delivery in Autumn 2021, with a budget of up to £200,000 to cover all costs associated with the project.
For further details and to apply:
Deadline for Expression of Interest stage: 10 February 2021
If you have any questions, or have any access requirements, please contact: Royaldocksevents@london.gov.uk
A filming event is taking place on the Royal Victoria Footbridge 12th January 2021 between the hours of 07:00 – 19:00. The bridge will be closed to the general public for the duration of the filming. Should you have any concerns or queries, please contact the Newham Film Office on their 24-hour monitored number, 0207 2471244.
Following the latest Government announcements, the UK will come out of lockdown and the London Borough of Newham will go into Tier 2 restrictions from 2 December 2020. Under the guidance for Tier 2, the Marina will now be open to all boatowners. Contractors of boatowners will also be permitted access to carry out work on boats as long as the comply with RoDMA’s HSE requirements. Anyone who needs more help in this area should contact our Operations Manager, Miles Cole, copied in.
There is lots of guidance on restrictions/freedoms during the tiered alert levels online. The most pertinent ones in Tier 2 for the Marina are as follows:
- you must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
- you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 people outside, including in a garden or a public space – this is called the ‘rule of 6’
Further, if you are living in a Tier 3 (Very High Alert) level, you are requested not to travel to the Marina, as this will contravene the regulations. It is clearly extremely difficult for us to monitor this, so we urge you to please update yourselves on the guidelines in your area and apply them to keep yourself and others safe.
All of the previous guidelines on prevention of passing the virus still apply.
We will continue to monitor the alert levels and give updates as required.
RoDMA will implement the following actions from 07:00 on the 05th November 2020 in response to government COVID 19 guidelines.
RoDMA will continue to support our clients. KGV lock will remain open for operations (case by case operations and emergency vessel moves only)
Albert Island Marina lock will shut to all non-emergency vessel moves until further notice (i.e. vessels of the emergency services)
Royals Docks Water Users
All water user activities will be stopped from 07:00 on the 05th November 2020 until further notice.