Many spectators will arrive in E16 via it's latest transport link - a sleek, 300ft-high cable car ferrying them across the Thames from Greenwich Peninsula.
They'll spot the gleaming regeneration that has transformed the three docks - Royal Albert, Victoria and George V - with striking riverside apartments, smart hotels and quayside restaurants and bars.
Transport links already connect commuters to Canary Wharf within 10 minutes, while Crossrail, when finished in 2018, will deliver a direct link to Heathrow airport in 45 minutes and high-speed journeys to Paddington in just 20 minutes.
We take a property tour of this exciting dockside district, and discover waterside penthouses and homes for first-time buyers.
£650,000: four-bedroom house in Lancaster Drive, E14
£495,000: two-bedroom flat at Sunderland Point, Galleons Reach, London E16
£183,000: one-bedroom flat at Waldair Court, Barge House Road, London E16
£655,000: three-bedroom apartment at Aegean Apartments, Western Gateway, London E16
£285,995: one-bedroom flat at Adriatic Apartments, 20 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria, London E16
£324,500: two-bedroom apartment at Connaught Heights, Waterside Park, At North Woolwich Road, The Royal Docks, London E16