If there was a remake of ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ they could set it here. Plus, then it could have yachts and a cable car in it as well. Nowadays the home of London City Airport, Royal Docks has been all about transport since it was built in the late 19th century.

Royal Docks, encompassing Royal Victoria Dock, Royal Albert Dock and King George V Dock, sits within the London Borough of Newham in the London Docklands. Stretching along four kilometres, these docks used to be largest enclosed docks anywhere in the world.

In more recent times, the Docklands area has benefitted from a huge amount of regeneration and development, and is now a vibrant, modern and exciting place to live and work. Royal Docks is a prime example of an area proud of its historic past, but enthusiastically embracing the new, to create a special and unique community.

Fulfilling your lifestyle dreams…

As regeneration continues apace in the Docklands area, new bars, restaurants and venues are popping up all the time, and the Docklands calendar gets ever busier. For food lovers, a street food market comes to Royal Victoria Dock every winter. From the end of November right up until Christmas, there are food stalls piled high with festive treats and lots of delicious food and drink to warm you through.

If you have an afternoon to spare, why not wander along The Line sculpture trail which runs from the O2 to the Olympic Park. Here you can take in works by Martin Creed, Damien Hirst and Gary Hume, amongst other renowned artists.

Getting around

Royal Docks has the unique transport option of the new Emirates Air Line suspended across the Thames. As well as getting you to where you need to be, you’ll also be treated to an exciting ride and some of the most spectacular views of historic London.

Royal Victoria DLR station (Zone 3) has good links to the Overground and Underground networks, with Canning Town Tube stop close by, from where you can get to London Bridge in around 11 minutes. The Royal Docks area is also home to London City Airport, for great flights to a range of European and UK cities. Buses serving the Royal Docks include the 241, 541 and 551.

Families will love

There are a range of attractions to suit all ages in the Royal Docks area, and unsurprisingly a large number of them are water-based. At the London Watersports Centre you can try your hand at rowing, sailing, kayaking and more, whilst WakeUp Docklands is London’s top wake boarding centre. Urban beach pops up every summer, treating you to a bit of coastal cheer in the city, with hundreds of tonnes of sand transforming part of the Docks into London’s biggest beach.

There are a number of good primary schools in Royal Docks including St Joachim’s Catholic Primary School, Britannia Village Primary School and Hallsville Primary School. Local secondary schools include Brampton Manor Academy and Saint Mary Magdalene Church of England All Through School. To discover properties within the catchment area, contact Franklyn James, sales and letting agents Royal Docks.

If you’re thinking of selling, letting, or using property management across the Royal Docks area, let us be frank, you need Franklyn James.

Docklands Office

60 Westferry Road London E14 8JE

020 7005 6080

Our favourite spots in and around Royal Docks:

  • Yi-Ban restaurant
  • Lands End restaurant
  • Sunborn Yacht Hotel
  • ExCel London
  • WakeUp Docklands
  • London Watersports Centre
  • Emirates Air Line
  • London City Airport

What our clients say

“The flat that I just rented was manage by Mark K. Since the beginning Mark has been very friendly, professional and helpful. I am a nurse and I re scheduled the viewing a couple of times and Mark was amazing and very comprehensive. He has been available whenever I had any questions and very responsive. He managed to get me the deal that I was looking for. I would highly recommend Franklyn James and Mark K. Thank you very much Mark!”

Liliana Afonsol

“Franklyn James have rented my properties for many years, and whilst I get approached from many other agencies, I wouldn't go anywhere else. My properties have pretty much zero void periods, rents are paid on time, and their property management team is tip top in terms of response times and service. I used other agencies in the E14 postcode prior to Franklyn James, and am glad I signed up with them (which is now over 10 years ago). The team have been both exceptional and supportive - Gary Atkins, Joanna Socko (who have been there forever - which is always a very good sign when you choose an agent). Bottom line, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Franklyn James. Great agency.”

Philip Pataky

“Mark has been an excellent agent especially with regards to transitioning from sales to rental. His communication has been prompt, very reachable and always follows through to a good end. I would highly recommend and will continue with his services.”

Kev Taing

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