Get Me To The Docks On Time

Cally Skinner insists that improved transport links are key to the prospective rise of the Royal Docks.

Photo: Matt Brown, used under Creative Commons license.
Photo: Matt Brown, used under Creative Commons license.

London is moving East. More businesses are starting up in East London than anywhere else in the capital, according to City A.M.

Testament to this: London’s Royal Docks. Sitting alongside Canary Wharf, Shoreditch and Stratford, and having previously fallen under the radar, major businesses are investing in Royal Docks as the next big opportunity.

Tens of thousands of jobs are set to be created, making this a business district that could compete with the likes of Canary Wharf, and perhaps even the City. (Don’t tell the suited and booted city workers around Bank and St Paul’s.)

However, one of the main issues raised by locals and commuters alike, is the relative inaccessibility of the area.

This is something that needs to be addressed if Royal Docks has any hope of being accepted by, or competing with, the big kids.

There are prospective plans in place to address this issue, but they need to move to the implementation stage if those Royal expectations are ever to be realised.