Docklands

Docklands, London: Address, Docklands Reviews: 4/5


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Maxwell
3 contributions
Excellent stay
Jun 2019 • Solo
Stayed for westlife at the 02 and had a good stay... excellent customer service from Waleed and junaid specifically... the hotel was clean and tidy. We have back after the concert and had some drinks at the 24 hour bar. Would definitely recommend.
Written June 23, 2019
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson16,861 contributions
Nitty, gritty, and totally unpolished (and thus, really real)
Aug 2018 • Couples
Well, matey, this is where the rubber meets the road and work gets done. Nothing fancy. Port Tilbury is in the area (or so they tell us "hired hands") and we loads them up and unloads them, alright. Ahoy!

In our water-borne London travels, we had ample opportunities to see the movers-and-shakers putting commerce in motion. Hard working, strong, determined men doing what they do best. Our caps go off to you guys!

It's not unlike our American cowboys on the frontier. These are the men who got things done (and still do).
Written October 25, 2018
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Sarah
2 contributions
a fantastic stay
Aug 2018 • Family
We stayed for 3 nights and had a great stay
the staff were amazing they are soo busy but great with there customer service.
especialy sue, abdual,lisa and the girl that was on breakfast on on sunday morning
all the staff we will be back
i was served promtly.
i will be coming back.
Written August 26, 2018
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AvgiK
London, UK27 contributions
A great transformation
Mar 2018
Most of the biggest banks in one square and ample shops nearby with modern underground stations on transport commuters.
Written May 22, 2018
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bwanamdevu
Newark-on-Trent, UK353 contributions
Something lacking!
Jul 2017 • Couples
Had reason to visit East London and the decaying Docklands area of London about 1981 and not impressed. Couldn't be more different nowadays after the regeneration that has been achieved over the last 20yrs or so with the development of Canary Wharf, the Western Gateway, Excel, City Airport, O2 Arena etc. There is even a University there at Beckton as well as the excellent Docklands Light Railway, the DLR.

All very good but..........I feel it is lacking in warmth. Nice, neat and tidy but what about the people and not just business. Many of the areas do not encourage relaxation. Where are the Dockside parks with trees, grass and benches? Under utilised water for recreation. Near ExCel empty restaurants and businesses. If this was Central London it would be thronged with people, here it was very sparse, a bit like a ghost town at times.

It has grown physically but not organically. Don't get me wrong, I would always prefer to stay in a hotel in the area but then travel into Central London for everything else!
Written July 17, 2017
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
Area transformed
Apr 2017 • Family
Docklands lie east of the City of London and mostly North of the River Thames. The area has transformed so much and is now a major business centre and an increasingly desirable area to live.
Written May 18, 2017
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hannah
Earby, UK13 contributions
Good area to explore
Dec 2015
We love the area of Shad Thames and over the river to Wapping. Canary Wharf is also good to explore.
Written March 15, 2016
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WMIM
Horsham, UK3,231 contributions
Former home of the world's greatest port.
Jun 2015 • Solo
'Docklands' is not a discrete district of London but refers mainly to the areas east of The City and Bankside which were formerly the 'beating heart' of the world's busiest port, centred on the River Thames downriver from the Tower Bridge.
Some of the actual docks have survived either full or in part. St Katharine Docks just east of the Tower of London were the first to close in 1968 and were developed into a tourist-friendly marina. London docks further east in Wapping soon followed and have disappeared along with most of the Surrey Commercial Docks in Rotherhithe south of the river. On the Isle of Dogs most of the docks have been retained amongst the modern developments. The Royal Docks further east were the last ones to close and around and between them are the Emirates Airline (cable cars over the Thames), the Excel Centre and London City Airport.

The Port of London Authority now operates much larger docks and jetties downriver at Tilbury and further, where bigger vessels can be berthed.

I have explored these areas many times and remember when much was run-down, derelict and unloved. Now, with all the modern developments and its closeness to the Queen Elizabeth Country Park it has become a desirable place to live and work, and has much of interest to the visitor.
Written February 16, 2016
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swift314
Sheffield, UK12,551 contributions
worth a visit
Sep 2015 • Solo
Its worth a visit just to see the transformation of the area over the last 20 years the building are now crisp and clean replaceing run down slum areas
Written October 15, 2015
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Ibadanboy
Nairobi, Kenya6,145 contributions
Vibrant area
Oct 2014 • Friends
The Docklands used to be part of the notorious East End of London. After decades of regeneration it is now a lovely, desirable neighbourhood. Boasting numerous attractions (Canary Wharf, the O2 Center, etc), it has fast become one of the most important areas in the city especially with the financial center in Canary Wharf. It's closeness to the Thames offers lovely waterside entertainment & residences. Well worth a visit.
Written November 30, 2014
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