Why visit Docklands?

With the area home to The Cutty Sark, the Palladian treasure The Queens House, the contemporary robust Thames Barrier and abundant Greenwich Royal Park, this London suburb has so much to see and do. You can also fly here from Belfast City, Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as from numerous European destinations thanks to London City Airport located in its centre.
You can also fly here from Belfast City, Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as from numerous European destinations thanks to London City Airport located in its centre.
You can also fly here from Belfast City, Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as from numerous European destinations thanks to London City Airport located in its centre.
With it being a great choice for a short break, there is a large choice of hotels on offer here.
Crowne Plaza London Docklands is an example of the excellent hotels found in this area.
Crowne Plaza London Docklands is an example of the excellent hotels found in this area.
Sunburn gives you a cruisin feel, even in London, with the hotel housed on a boat. It is also the sister to its leading hotel in <a href="/gibraltar" target="_self">Gibraltar</a>
Sunburn gives you a cruisin feel, even in London, with the hotel housed on a boat. It is also the sister to its leading hotel in Gibraltar

When should I visit?

Between May and end of September, but pack an umbrella for those unexpected showers!

Must-sees?

Ride the DLR, the Dockland Light Railway, to marvel at the City’s sights: get off at Royal Victoria to travel the Emirates Air Line across the Thames, getting perfect views; make a stop at Trinity Buoy Wharf for London’s only lighthouse; Canary Wharf for the vibrant business district; West India Quay for the Museum of London Docklands to learn about this fast progressing area and Tower Gateway for Tower Bridge and to begin a Royal journey at the Tower of London.

Local traditions?

The Greenwich and Docklands International Festival takes place every June, which includes theatre, circus, dance and music and places the area on a global stage.

Travel tip?

With the Dockland area close to The City, there are many stylish hotels located here that offer good deals through third-party websites. What is not made clear is the request at check-in for up to £100 deposit on top of the room charge for breakages or damages during the stay and this can take up to ten working days for the money to be released back to your account. To avoid this check the terms and conditions or call the hotel provider before making a booking.

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