Open House Festival

All along the dock edge


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In front of the Hilton Double Tree hotel Royal Albert Dock

A walking tour, enlivened by unique illustrations, along the northern edge of Royal Albert Dock. Historically a frontier of trade into and out of London, it has had a fascinating journey from busy port to a place for people to call home.

Getting there


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About the tour and guide

A meander along the Royal Albert Dock exploring its past, present and possible future. Along the route we will look at unique illustrations to accompany and enliven the stories of the dock.

The walk will begin in front of the Hilton DoubleTree, at the western edge of the dock, and end at the eastern end, where the dock meets the Thames.

Distance: 3km
Duration: Between 2 and 2.5 hours
Route: The dock edge is generally good under foot and is wheelchair accessible.

Guide: Anna Gibb is an architect and illustrator.

Golden Key Academy

This tour is led by an alumnus of Open City’s Golden Key Academy – a course training up insightful and engaging guides dedicated to explaining London and bringing its many stories to life.

Further info on the Golden Key Academy can be found here

Tour meeting point:

Meet in front of the Hilton DoubleTree hotel, facing the water
Royal Albert Dock
(2 minutes from Royal Albert DLR Station)
E16 1RH

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