Why Royal Docks?

A new district for London

The Royal Docks regeneration story is multifaceted to say the least. From the introduction of the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail), meaning a a new station, halving travel times across the city to the Asian Business Park offering locals a plethora of high class retail options. Within the community, the investment means improvements to existing houses, streets and public spaces making Royal Eden Docks an even more desirable place to live, and brand new schools for your children.

The Royal Docks

The Royal Docks

The future is bright

The right regenerations bring royal returns on investment for homebuyers. Propelled by population growth and backed by business commitment and public investment in transport and infrastructure, the Royal Docks bears all the hallmarks of an area that’s on the rise. Where public and private finance converge, smart property buyers follow. Buyers in Royal Eden Docks are timing it right.


Investment in the area over the next 20 years.


Population growth in the area by 2031, driving demand for new housing.


House price growth in the area, 2021–2025

To keep up with growing demand, a major increase in transport capacity is underway. The Elizabeth line (Crossrail) will run east to west, cutting journey times across the city. 43 gleaming new DLR trains improve the experience of getting around the neighbourhood — or to London City Airport. And they’re both just a three-minute walk away at Custom House station, meaning you’re at Canary Wharf in three minutes or at Liverpool Street in 10.

On the road, the new Silvertown tunnel will make it seamless to cross the river for Greenwich and The O2 Arena. And with London City Airport being close-at-hand, international travel has never been more convenient.


Investment and regeneration in the area have proved transformative, but it is now more critical than ever that stakeholders continue to work collaboratively to unlock the promise of Royal Docks.

Jeremy Rees

CEO, ExCel London

The Royal Docks is emerging as a new district for business and culture in London. Over £8bn in investment is flowing into the area over the next 20 years. Improvements to transport, streets and open spaces are underway, preparing for an estimated 26% population growth in the wider area.

Change gathers pace. Forecasts predict house price growth that other parts of London won’t achieve. Rental demand grows as professionals flood to an increasingly well-connected area close to the city’s action.

Professionals fill Crossrail carriages for a brief hop to Canary Wharf. Population has grown by more than 20%. The Royal Docks has become a new waterfront town for London. 

Backed by government investment and the infrastructure legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games, East London has seen the fastest population rise in the UK. And with demand comes growth – house prices in the area have leapt up 88% over the last five years. 

Big institutions like Transport for London (TfL) and the V&A Museum are moving in, taking advantage of favourable rents, great transport links and access to a growing pool of city workers, creatives and entrepreneurs. 

What's coming?

London's most exciting transformation story


£500m upgrade to London City Airport. A new terminal and upgraded runway open in 2022. Annual passenger numbers are set to soar from 4.8 million to 6.5 million, creating more jobs and business opportunities.

Commercial space

7,000,000sq ft of new commercial space. New shops, businesses and restaurants are emerging along the waterfront.


Over £100m investment approved by The Mayor of London into the streets, public spaces and docks' edge, creating new walking and cycling routes through the Royal Docks.