Docklands Travel Guide

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With excellent transport links via the Docklands Light Railway, Jubilee Line, London buses and a riverbus service, it is now quick and easy to access the many waterside attractions in the area that once was the world’s largest port.

South of the river, you can stroll along the cobbled streets of Shad Thames between what used to be the old tea, coffee and spice warehouses of yesteryear, which have now been tastefully converted into top quality restaurants such as the four Terence Conran restaurants, art galleries, designer shops and other places of interest such as the Design Museum.

North of the river,St Katharine Docks is the focal point, offering old swing bridges, beautiful sailing ships and a tranquil oasis for you to enjoy while drinking in the historic Dickens Inn.

A fine walk eastwards from St Katharine Docks will take you into Wapping, past many wonderful old riverside pubs with tales of smugglers and pirates, to Canary Wharf in the heart of the Docklands. Canary Wharf offers visitors the chance to experience how London’s industrial heritage has evolved into a modern city. Visitors can enjoy shopping, waterside dining and the renowned Museum in Docklands.

Further east, the Royal Docks are the largest man-made docks in London and today offer a range of unique sporting opportunities from jet skiing to dragonboat racing and ExCeL London,the international exhibition and conference centre,home to some of the most prestigious shows in the world, from internationally acclaimed trade events to great days out for all.

London City Airport, London’s only airport to have a London postcode, is also located here.

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