Local area guide

Living in Docklands

Thinking about moving to Docklands? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Docklands

Why Docklands is a good place to live

Living in Docklands comes with the exhilaration of a thriving city lifestyle, decorated with a riverside charm.

Its reformation in the 80s led to a glowing transformation, now making the area a blend of modern high-rise apartment blocks, Victorian warehouse conversions and charming townhouses.

The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and Jubilee line tube ensure smooth connections within the city.

The area also offers a relaxing scene with cafes, bars and top-notch restaurants located alongside the historic docks and waterways.

In Docklands, you find a balance of quiet, riverside living with the buzz of city life.

What's Docklands famous for?

Docklands is famous for its compelling narrative of transformation. Once the world's largest port, it's now revered for its spectacular modernisation into a prime residential and business district.

The iconic O2 concert venue has also solidified Docklands' reputation on the world stage, offering a host of international entertainment right on its doorstep.

Things to do in Docklands

Explore the picturesque marinas and Mudchute Park—a 32-acre countryside farm that's run by dedicated community charities. Or, take in a peaceful riverside stroll and absorb the views of central London across the water.

Foodies can indulge in an array of cuisines at the sophisticated riverside cafes and restaurants. Or, if shopping is your ideal pastime, you’ll find the area brimming with stylish boutiques and malls.

All in all, Docklands a vibrant space, bustling with life and beautiful views.

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Properties currently for sale in Docklands

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Transport in Docklands

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Docklands.

Local connections

0.2 miles / 0.3 km
West India Quay
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
Canary Wharf Pier
Ferry Port
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0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Heron Quays
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Canary Wharf
0.3 miles / 0.5 km

Schools in Docklands

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Docklands.

Education in Docklands

Our Lady and St Joseph Catholic Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
New City College
Ages: 14 - 99 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2021)
Cyril Jackson Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Mayflower Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2022)
Bygrove Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
Lansbury Lawrence Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)

Local pubs in Docklands

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  • Cafe Brera

    London E14

    Established in 1991, Cafe Brera is an Epicurean all day cafe and bar. Inspired by the style of Milan and the ambiance of classic European cafes we serve classic Italian pizzas, pastries, coffee, cocktails and more.

  • Everyman

    Canary Wharf, London, E14

    More than a cinema. Join us for the top films, events, drinks, food, and private hires.