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Newham Regeneration & 2012

Newham Regeneration & 2012
Photo: Mary Sewell

There's more happening in Newham than in most London boroughs. Newham's shops and restaurants reflect its multicultural mix. The first "Big Brother" series was made in Newham's TV studios, which are located next to an C18 water mill.

The Royal Docks Regeneration includes London's new Exhibition Centre, (also a 2012 Olympic venue) and London City Airport. Admire the Thames Barrier, protecting London from flooding.

Newham's 22 parks include an award-winning riverside park of French design and a magnificent park which once rivalled Kew as a botanic garden. The River Lea, once industrial, is opening up as a recreational route through the borough. Most of the 2012 Olympic Park will be in Newham, where the new Eurostar station will open in a couple of years.

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