Blackwall is in the Docklands, East London. It’s close Poplar Business Park and a local parade of shops, and just across the river from the O2 Centre. This area has benefited from a massive regeneration plan in recent years. This has brought a lot of wealth and business into the area and there a number of upmarket hotels near Blackwall station. For example, the Radission Edwardian New Providence Wharf (****), which is aimed at business travellers and has conference facilities and Wi-Fi access. It has great views over the river. There are also several serviced apartments in this area which offer the convenience of a hotel with the comforts of home. For example, the Boardwalk London (****) has one to 3 bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens and a weekly maid service. These Blackwall hotels would suit businessmen using Canary Wharf and people attending events at the O2 Centre. They also have good access to the City of London on the Docklands Light Railway.
Blackwall is a station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in East London. It’s in Zone 2. It’s on the Beckton Branch, which opened in 1994. The station is near the entrance to the Blackwall Road Tunnel under the Thames.
This area was formerly used for shipping and industry. Relics of those days can be seen if you walk along East India Dock Wall Road. You can see the old Import Dock wall and the Hydraulic Power Station of 1857 which powered the machinery when the docks were working.
The O2 centre is on the other side of the Thames. Housed in what was formerly known as the Millennium Dome, it is a massive complex with concert arena, nightclub, cinema, exhibition space, bars and restaurants. A wide variety of gigs, shows and exhibitions can be seen there throughout the year.
Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park is a freshwater habitat which has an inner lake, accessed through a Gatehouse during opening times, and an outer lake which is accessible at all times. The Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife including frogs, butterflies and water birds. There are special hides to let you watch the wildlife without disturbing them.
The Paintball Centre has 40,000 feet of playing space. It’s the largest indoor facility in London and allows you to play whatever the weather. It has lots of interesting obstacles including a ¾ size military tank. These were created by set designers from Hollywood movies like Tomorrow Never Dies and Gladiator. It also has heated showers and a bar and café.
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|4||Fraser Place Canary Wharf||0.4km|
|4||SACO London - Docklands||0.4km|
|4||MiNC Boardwalk Apartments||0.4km|
|2||Travelodge London Docklands||0.5km|
|4||Radisson Edwardian New Providence Wharf||0.8km|
|4||Corona Apartments By BridgeStreet Worldwide||0.8km|
|5||Marriott West India Quay||1.0km|
|4||Clarendon Serviced Apartments Discovery Dock East||1.1km|
|4||Discovery Dock Apartments||1.1km|
|4||Hilton London Canary Wharf||1.2km|
|4||Canary Wharf serviced Apartments by Portland||1.3km|
|4||Britannia International Hotel||1.3km|
|3||Express by Holiday Inn Royal Docks/Docklands||1.3km|
|5||Four Seasons Canary Wharf Hotel||1.4km|
|4||Phoenix Heights By Bridgestreet||1.4km|
|4||Circus Apartments By BridgeStreet Worldwide||1.4km|
|Moli London Apartments Canary Wharf||1.5km|
|4||Clarendon Serviced Apartments Canary Central||1.5km|
|4||Short Stay London||1.5km|