take me to the river
west silverton trail
Asta trail
north woolwich
precious places
ports of call


The Ports of Call project has created a series of walking trails, artwork and historical interpretation with members of the communities surrounding the Royal Docks in London.

The closure of the working docks, once the busiest in the world, and ongoing redevelopment has transformed the landscape and the population of communities such as Silvertown and North Woolwich. Much of this history is hidden and difficult to find.



By creating online maps, public art and historical audio trails with the involvement of residents it is hoped that locals and newcomers alike can discover new ways of interpreting their surroundings, and visitors can gain a deeper understanding of this fascinating part of East London.

We hope you enjoy exploring the trails and artwork online, but if you can, come to the docks and experience them for real...



Museum in Docklands

Picture: Museum in Docklands

royal docks truts tate and lyle heritage lottery fund university east london


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