Royal Victoria Beach

By / 14 July 2014

Royal Victoria Beach

London’s biggest urban beach is back! Come down to Royal Victoria Dock, E16, to feel the sand between your toes or relax on a deckchair.

Monday 14 July to Sunday 31 August, 10am - 8pm

Open water swimming


Open water swimming refers to swimming in places such as lakes, rivers, docks and reservoirs.


All natural bodies of water like in the docks contain microscopic organisms which can increase the risk of infections causing diarrhoea and/or vomiting as well as respiratory, skin, ear and eye infections. It is strongly recommended that you do not swim, paddle or take water away from the docks.

If you have been in open water you can take these steps to reduce the risk of illness:

  • ensure you clean your hands thoroughly with soap and water after swimming and before handling/eating food

  • thoroughly clean cuts or abrasions using soap and water

  • handle your wetsuit with care after use.

Please visit Public Health England's website for further advice and guidance.

No public parking, please use public transport.

DLR: Royal Victoria Station.

Buses: 147, 241 to Royal Victoria.