The DLR is 30 this year

This month, the DLR turns 30. Regarded as a novelty when it was first opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 1987, the driverless light railway has had front seat views of the changing landscape in east London. Today, the area is a vibrant, thriving part of London packed with well-known attractions and hidden gems.

To mark the 30th anniversary and to help you explore and discover the Docklands and east London, TfL has launched Destination DLR – 30 things to do via the Docklands Light Railway.



As well as reading it online, you can pick up a leaflet from stations and visitor centres. You’ll also see our new DLR map, helping you to easily navigate the TfL network.

Packed with a mixture of attractions for great family days out, places to eat and drink, venues to soak up some history and culture and activities to help you explore the outdoors, Destination DLR has something for everyone.Two trains on West India Quay delta-reduced-blog1

To help make your summer that little bit extra special, we’ll be running competitions too. So make sure you keep an eye on this blog and on Twitter @LondonDLR #DLR30 to be in with a chance of winning tickets to attractions and events.

So why not jump on the DLR and discover something new? Grab the front seat, have some fun and get involved by sharing your photos as you enjoy one of Destination DLR’s 30 things to do. Tweet us @LondonDLR #DLR30


  1. Hello Carole, yes it was taken at the Thames Barrier Park, which is next to Pontoon Dock DLR (on the Woolwich route). Its a peaceful park with great landscaping and amazing views of the river and the Thames Barrier.


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