Historical London: The Docklands of East End

4.62 (13 ratings)
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In this game you can immerse yourself in the famous Battle of Cable St and you'll be pitched against Oswald Mosley and his Blackshirts. 

Following an imagined path of one of the locals, gain a real insight into how the melting pot of the East End came together that day and by doing so helped win a decisive and pivotal victory over the fascists. 

A victory that helped change the course of history. On the way, you also get to discover some of the rich and fascinating past of London's Docklands.
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  • Please be cautious of traffic
  • If parents/guardians, filter the content for kids
  • Kids under 12 should be guided by their parents
  • Game ends in another place than it starts
  • Cross the street carefully
  • Pause, continue exploring at your own pace or replay at any time.
  • No attractions ticket(s) required
  • We recommend not playing at night

Places you will visit


It will take you

114-144 mins

You will walk

4600 steps

Total distance

3.5 km


  • Head back to 1936 and join the locals for the famous Battle of Cable St

  • Visit Wilton's the oldest Music Hall in the world

  • Learn about the outrageous Ritual Riots in the beautiful Hawksmoor designed St George-in-the-East

  • Explore Tobacco Docks and Wapping Woods

  • Finish up in a lovely riverside pub once known as "The Devil's Tavern"


It's 4th of Oct 1936 and a pair of siblings, residents of Cable Street their whole lives have slipped out to join forces with friends and neighbours to help build a blockade and to do what it takes to stop the fascists marching through their neighbourhood. Their mission is to play a part on this important day to help ensure that for Mosley and his Blackshirts, "They Will Not Pass". Then they must locate each other after the battle ends and head home to the inevitable trouble they'll be in!   

Game route

Starting point Shadwell Fire Station, Cable St
290 Cable St, London E1 0BX, UK
Finish point Prospect of Whitby
57 Wapping Wall, London E1W 3SH, UK
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Elena Sokolova

30 Jul 2023


30 Jul 2023

Eszter B

07 May 2023

Cornel Dumitrescu

12 Apr 2023


15 Jan 2023
Minor spelling/grammar issues but clear directions (helpful pictures to confirm) and good questions

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