Royal Docks cycling tour - Sunday 24 March 2023 2pmRegular price $7.00
Join Open City for a cycling tour of the Royal Docks, one of east London’s most unique and ambitious regeneration zones.
This fun and engaging walking tour led by expert guide Mike Althorpe — an urban historian, architectural researcher, educator and story teller — will explore this historic former docklands area which has been tipped for massive regeneration in recent decades.
The Royal Docks and surrounding area were constructed in the 1850s, and abandoned just over a century later. They have long been tipped as London’s next major regeneration opportunity.
Local landmarks include the WilkinsonEyre-designed Crystal which has recently been upgraded by Architecture 00 to provide a new home for London’s City Hall, the Excel exhibition centre, which was expanded by Grimshaw in 2010; and the competition-winning Royal Victoria Dock Bridge by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands.
Providing a fun way for enthusiastic urbanists to discover the city, this tour will explore the architecture and history of this unique 500 hectare landscape focusing on key upcoming developments which are set to further enhance the area for the benefit of all Londoners.
Meet: at the Landing Statue (at bottom of steps outside ExCel London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway E16 1XL
End: Royal Albert Wharf, near to Gallions reach DLR.
Duration: 2 hrs approx.
Cost: £5.00 with support from GLA and the Royal Docks Team.
Route: This cycle tour has an Open City cycle tour difficulty rating of easy. Participants must be competent riders and bring their own bicycle.
Please note participants may have to carry their bikes at various stages in the walk, including up many flights of stairs. Please bring a bike lock with you.