Royal Victoria Dock, E16

The Mayor of London and RoDMA (the Royal Docks management authority) aim to create the UK's largest floating village at the Royal Victoria Docks. The plan will see 6 hectares of waterways transformed with pontoons, jetties and piers housing restaurants, bars, watersports facilities, hotels and homes. The area is already home to the Emirates Airline (a cable car connecting the Royal Victoria Dock to North Greenwich and the O2) and the Siemens Crystal, the world's first centre for urban sustainability.