Harbour in East London

St Katharine Docks

Sitting in the shadow of Tower Bridge, this once-booming part of London's Docklands was built in 1828 by engineer-extraordinaire Thomas Telford. To make way for it, 1250 'insanitary' houses were razed and 11,300 peo…
Beach in East London


One thousand tons of sand dumped onto Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park gets you the largest city beach in the UK, so sharpen up your sandcastle-making skills and then sink a chilled cuba libra at the bar to toast your e…