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Tel code: 0208 | code search
Postcode: E6 | code search
Population: 20000
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Birthplace of:
Jermaine Defoe
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Folk Customs:
April Fools Day
Baddeley Cake
Beating the Tower Boundaries
Blessing of the Throats
Bonfire Night
Changing of the Quill
Doggett's Coat and Badge Race
Footbridge Rent of one Red Rose
Hot Cross Buns for the Widow’s son
Mass for the executed Charles I
Quit Rents Ceremony
Vintners' Company Procession

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Gallions Primary School
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Beckton was once famous for two things: its gasworks, the largest in Europe; and its sewage treatment works - still going strong as the biggest in Britain. Happily, this once marshy and unappealing district in east London has been dramatically transformed. With millions of pounds' worth of investment from the London Docklands Development Corporation, Beckton is now held up as a textbook example of successful regeneration. Situated in the borough of Newham, which is hosting the 2012 Olympics, Beckton is primarily a residential area with a variety of supermarkets and retail parks. Gallions Reach Shopping Park, with its landmark tower, is set near some of the abandoned gasworks installations - which have cropped up in films including the 1981 Bond movie, "For Your Eyes Only" and Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket". The grassy hills known as The Beckton Alps, used briefly for a dry ski slope (opened by Diana, Princess of Wales), were formed from the gasworks' waste tip. Beckton Park, meanwhile, is enlivened by animal and bird sculptures and seats with mosaic designs. Two major attractions are Newham City Farm, whose animals include several rare breeds, and Docklands Equestrian Centre, which caters for riders of all abilities, including the disabled.

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Brampton Manor Comprehensive
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Premier Inn London Beckton (0.08 miles)

An ideal location, this Premier Inn is just 3 miles from London City Airport, situated next door to DLR Beckton and only 2 miles from East Ham/Plaistow underground stations. Our London Beckton Premier Inn has everything ... More | visit website

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London Docklands Apartments (0.85 miles)

London Docklands Apartments

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Set on the banks of the Thames, this stunning 'wow factor' development commands superb views over the river and City. Ideal for accessing the 02 Arena, ExCel ... More

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Newham Hotel (1.19 miles)

Newham Hotel

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Convenient for Stratford, Docklands, London City Airport (4 km) Excel, and Liverpool Street, this non-smoking hotel is ideally located for stopovers and visits to the Capital. Situated 2 miles (3.2 km) from ... More

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Travelodge London City Airport (1.21 miles)

Conveniently placed, the Travelodge London City Airport hotel can be found just half a mile from London City Airport. Situated outside the London Congestion Zone and with excellent access to Greenwich, Docklands and the O2 ... More | visit website

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Central Hotel (1.25 miles)

Central Hotel
The Central is a basic, budget hotel, located in the East End of London. Guests at this hotel get to enjoy the benefit of being located above a traditional London pub. This atmospheric Victorian pub ... More | visit website
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Ibis Barking (1.26 miles)

Ibis Barking

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This recently refurbished hotel offers free parking and a convenient location, 10 minutes' drive from the O2 and ExCeL exhibition centres and 20 minutes from Tower Bridge and central London. The Ibis ... More

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Premier Inn London Docklands (Excel) (1.34 miles)

Premier Inn London Docklands (Excel)
London Docklands ExCel Travel Inn is conveniently located next to the ExCel exhibition centre in Royal Victoria Dock. Minutes from City airport and Canary Wharf and just 30 minutes away from central London. The hotel ... More | visit website
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West Ham United Hotel (1.45 miles)

West Ham United Hotel

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Set within the grounds of West Ham United Football club and with rooms that overlook the pitch, this convenient hotel offers a radical departure from conventional hotel accommodation.

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Custom House Hotel @ ExCel (1.49 miles)

Custom House Hotel @ ExCel

The Custom House Hotel is situated in the heart of London Docklands opposite the ExCel Centre and Docklands Light Railway Station which provides direct links to the London Underground network. It is ideally located for ... More | visit website

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The Grainstore (1.59 miles)

The Grainstore

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A selection of newly built and spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses located directly in front of ExCel London International Exhibition and Conference Centre. All are fully ... More

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