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Custom House

This area of Newham takes its name from the Custom House that used to be part of the Royal Victoria Docks. This building was used to house government officials who processed the paperwork for imports and exports from the ships that docked. It was also here that duties were collected on the cargo.

Today it is mainly housing that dominates the area, but there are a few sites of interest nearby including Newham’s very own City Farm for if you fancy talking to the animals, the London Regatta Centre for water sports and a spot of light refreshment on a hot day and King George V park for strolls in greenery.

Already connected via Custom House DLR that serves the ExCeL conference centre, there is shortly to be the introduction of Crossrail which will offer even better links to central London.