London's Royal Docks

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King George V Lock Pierhead Woolwich Manor Way
Greater London
E16 2NJ

  • Phone: 0207 511 5086

London’s Royal Docks in East London (Royal Albert, Royal Victoria, King George V) form the largest enclosed docks in the world. Thirteen metres deep and 4 kilometres long, they cover an area the size of central London. Built in the mid 19th century, they are a marvel of Victorian engineering. They closed to commercial vessels in 1981, but this unique area is now coming back to life. The Royal Docks Management Authority Limited (RoDMA) owns, maintains and manages the water and some of the land across the 13km of dock edge. It maintains the lifting and swing bridges, the lock gates, pumping houses and other dock infrastructure but is also playing a pivotal role in using the unique waterfront setting to create a new destination for London – a place of culture, fun, cuisine and sport – with space for business, creativity and waterside living.

Further information

Opening Hours:

9:00AM - 17:00PM



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