St Katharine Docks
St Katharine Docks, Wapping E1W
St Katharine Docks is located within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, and is nestled between Tower Bridge and The Tower of London.
St Katharine Docks remained a busy working dock for almost 900 years, until its decline during the 1960s. Most of the original warehouses were demolished and replaced by modern commercial buildings in the 1970s, with the docks themselves becoming a marina. Today the area is filled with luxury yachts, stylish apartments, and trendy boutiques and waterside restaurants.
The east dock is now dominated by the well-established, gated City Quay residential development, which was designed by John Robertson Architects and developed by Taylor Woodrow Capital Developments. Comprising more than 200 contemporary apartments, residents benefit from private balconies or terraces with marina views, and a 24-hour concierge service.
Other popular apartment blocks include Ivory House, which is located within the site’s last original warehouse and is now classed as a Grade II listed building. Many of the apartments have retained some of the original brickwork and are split-level with large windows overlooking the marina. Residents also benefit from a 24-hour security service, lift, and intercom entry system.
Tower Walk is one of the most highly desirable residential riverside streets near the dock, and as such properties can command some of the highest prices in the area. Houseboats are also popular at St Katharine Docks, with residential or leisure mooring fees payable via the Marina Office.
St Katharine Docks has a self-contained shopping area with a range of boutique shops along with a few high street and designer names that are situated around Centre Basin and West Dock. Beyond East Dock at Thomas More Square there is a Waitrose, cobblers and a few local stores. Every Friday the award-winning Good Food Market is held at Marble Quay.
St Katharine Docks has a great selection of waterside restaurants, bars, pubs and cafes catering to all tastes. Côte Brasserie offers simple freshly prepared French dishes such as steak frites, moules marinières, and crème brûlée. One of the most famous historic watering holes in London, The Dickens Inn, is a fantastic English pub with a pizza restaurant on the first floor and a delicious grill restaurant on the second floor. The outdoor terraces and balcony areas have great views across the water.
- The start and finish point for various year-round boat shows and yacht races, including the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
- Home to the Good Food Market, held weekly at Marble Quay
- Visit the Alexander Miles Gallery, which displays artwork and paintings by local artists
- A short stroll along the river path takes you to Tower Bridge and The Tower of London
St Katharine Pier and Tower Pier have Riverbus services every 10–15 minutes. The nearest tube stations are at Tower Hill and Aldgate, both on the Circle and District Lines. There is a good local bus service including the 15 Blackwell to Regent Street, the 78 Nunhead to Shoreditch and the 100 Elephant & Castle to Shadwell. There are also two night buses from Regent Street and Trafalgar Square.
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