Over the years, we have seen Royal Docks become a vibrant and exciting waterside destination, with brand new developments situated in the area along with London City Airport, which has become one of the busiest airports in the UK.
The Royal Docks was originally named after the Royal Albert Dock, Royal Victoria Dock and the King George V Dock. Not only have we seen new developments, but we have also seen the opening of the University of East London and the ExCel International Exhibition Centre.
Royal Docks has also become a new hub for business professionals as well as an enviable place to live with incredible river views and beautifully designed apartments and townhouses.
With the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone being the only Enterprise Zone in London, Royal Docks has plenty to offer for everyone.
Five-Star Residential Developments
Royal Wharf is a modern and luxury development situated in Newham, which was recently named as the UK’s biggest enterprise zone. The location boasts thousands of prestigious new riverside apartments and townhouses overlooking the River Thames and is based in a convenient and core location in London with easy transport for all London commuters. We’re proud to have been onsite in Royal Wharf since 2016 and have been thoroughly embedded into the heart of the area
The foundation of this development was inspired by ‘old-fashioned design principles’ creating a neighbourhood centred around a mix of apartments and townhouses, allowing for a much broader tenure and giving the development a sense of community.
Residents of Royal Wharf benefit from excellent access to the city with DLR, Underground and new Crossrail stations close by. People living within the development will have exclusive use of indoor and outdoor gym facilities, 25-metre swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, relaxing social and leisure areas.
The £35 billion Silvertown Quays development was recently approved, meaning that after two decades, the once-derelict area is due to be revived. The development is due to provide non-residential spaces including commercial, retail, community and hotel use.
Silvertown Quays is also expected to have around 1,000 homes designed by some of the world’s prestigious architects, including Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Pollard Thomas Edwards, Maccreanor Lavington and de Rijke Marsh Morgan Architects.
Brunel Street Works
On the northern outskirts of Royal Docks in Canning Town, the Brunel Street Works development is an ongoing project which will become home to around 1,000 apartments and is thought to be flagship regeneration project for East London.
The development will create fantastic opportunities for those looking to move to the area, with excellent rail links nearby, highly desirable views and high-spec features to enjoy. Some apartments will have full advantage of roof terraces, podium gardens and balconies for a private space, along with communal spaces to create a social hub.
Royal Eden Docks
Royal Eden Docks is thought to be a hub of health and wellbeing. The development will be 796 homes which are individually tastefully designed with practicality in mind. Each home is around 5,000 sq m and has a communal landscaped garden space for all residents to relax in.
With a large focus on health, the site has plenty of fitness and relaxation amenities for residents to maintain that all-important health kick. The location is the perfect place to find peace and fresh air, with each home just a short 100m walk from the edge of the Thames.
The development is still under construction and is estimated to be completed in 2022.
Royal Docks has plenty of activities for those in the local area, for example with ExCeL London hosting a range of fantastic and diverse events throughout the year.
Between 25th-26th July, the Formula E will be returning to London for the London E-Prix. During this time, drivers will be navigating through the indoor and outdoor circuit which travels through the ExCeL and around the Royal Docks / Royal Victoria Dock area.
If you’re visiting London or simply looking for a leisurely attraction in an afternoon, a trip on the Emirates cable car offers a unique way of travelling through London with unbelievable views. The cable cars reach heights of 90 metres and have become the highest observation point over the River Thames. Having only opened in 2012, the attraction is now one of the capital’s most visited observation attractions.
Originally a historic world war refuelling barge, the Oiler Bar has been converted into an exciting social hub public house with a heated beer garden and snug seating area below the deck. The maritime pub is the perfect way of admiring the stunning surroundings of Royal Docks on a warm summer evening.
For a luxury night away, the Sunborn Hotel and Good Hotel are both luxury floating hotels which can both be found in the Western Gateway.
London’s Urban Beach
Royal Victoria Dock is commonly known as one of the best locations in London for watersports, with London’s largest urban beach which is typically open between July and August. The stretch of sandy beach provides visitors and tourists with a free family-friendly day out, and the beach is the perfect getaway to relax, indulge in ice creams and feel the sand between your toes on a hot, sunny day.
If you’re looking for something slightly more upbeat and adventurous, you’ll find plenty of watersports activities in Royal Victoria Dock within the urban beach. From wakeboarding to sailing and swimming, there really is something for the whole family.
With many Londoners commuting day-to-day, there’s a vast selection of transport methods to travel to and from nearby London districts. London City Airport has been named as one of the busiest London airports, which provides flights internationally.
From the Royal Wharf Pier, you can take the Thames Clipper which offers an exciting way to travel the city or a more relaxing route to work, as a comfortable alternative to traditional London transport.
The Elizabeth Line Crossrail is due to launch in late 2021, which will be running through 37 stations for a total of 73 miles, from west to east. The line is expected to stop at Reading, Heathrow Airport, Central London, Shenfield and Abbey Wood.
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If you’re interested in moving to Royal Docks we’d be more than happy to help. We’ve been selling and letting property in London from the very start, which is why our Royal Docks estate agents are your best port of call when it comes to this new riverside community and the wider Royal Docks area.