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Lightship19th century Danish lightship with renowned restaurant and attracting dockside setting.

Possibly one of the most romantic restaurant settings in London, Lightship Ten is ideal for intimate tete a tetes a deux or cosy group get-togethers. Built in Scandinavia in 1877, this “concept restaurant” does exactly what it says on the tin and does it exceptionally well. A conventional ship performing the job of a lighthouse, this particular lightship has now become a beacon on the London restaurant scene. Moored in pretty St Katherine’s Dock alongside swish, decidedly more modern sailing devices, Lightship Ten looks plain and rather ordinary from the outside. Inside, however, it’s warm, inviting and totally unique. Heavy, dark timber dating back to the ship’s early days on the seas of Denmark, envelopes the ship from floor to ceiling, endowing the vessel with a reassuring solidity. The wealth of wood also serves to muffle any extraneous sound producing a soothing peaceful ambience. Small riverside booths for two or four come complete with portholes, while delicate blobs of warm orange light emanate from the low ceiling to further enhance the intimacy. The food is an excellent blend of Scandinavian and modern British cuisine, with a separate oyster menu providing an additional sea-faring twist. As you sit and eat, lulled by the gentle rocking of the hull and the aromatic smell of timber, it’s not difficult to float away to the Danish coast where the boat was moored during the Second World War having been seized by the Germans. History, intimate surroundings, a unique ambience and fine food make this an excellent choice for a special weekend meal with a difference.

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Dockside setting, timber booths and portholes and oysters and romance.

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During the Second World War the ship’s deck was covered in cobble stones to protect the crew from British machine gunfire.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Tower Hill Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Aldgate Tube Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Wapping Overground Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
Shadwell Overground Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
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City Quay Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
Arch Car Parking
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Tower Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £61  23% off
Guoman Tower, E1Q | 2 minutes from Lightship
It's the location on the River Thames that give this hotel next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge a wow factor. It's also very ... More
 
 
 
Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £80  42% off
45 Prescot Street, E1 | 7 minutes from Lightship
The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel combines luxury accommodation and events facilities, making it a great choice for your stay whether it's business or leisure oriented. Within ... More
 
 
 
Cheval Three Quays Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £174  40% off
40 Lower Thames Street, EC3R | 8 minutes from Lightship
Perfect for feeling home away from home, the Cheval Three Quays offers multi-award winning accommodation in the heart of the City of London, boasting views across ... More
 
 
 
 
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Le Pont de la Tour
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
36d Shad Thames, The Butlers Wharf Building, Southwark, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Lightship
First opened in 1991 and relaunched in September 2015, Le Pont de la Tour is a legendary restaurant with a fantastic riverside location next to ... More
 
 
 
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Blueprint Cafe
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
28 Shad Thames, SE1 | 5 minutes from Lightship
Take in the views of the river while enjoying Joe Albina's short but perfectly formed menu. The choices change daily and on a seasonal basis ... More
 
 
 
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LASSCO Bar & Dining
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
41 Maltby Street, SE1 | 10 minutes from Lightship
After playing host to the Disappearing Dining Club last year, the Ropewalk warehouse on Maltby Street now welcomes LASSCO Bar & Dining, a new permanent eatery ... More
 
 
 
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Mala Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
2 Marble Quay, St. Katharine's Dock, St. Katharines Way, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 1 minute from Lightship
... More
 
 
 
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Dickens Inn The Grill
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
St Katharines Dock, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 1 minute from Lightship
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Zizzi - Docklands
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
12 Ivory House, St Katharine Docks, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 2 minutes from Lightship
Italian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Wimbledon at St Katharine Docks
London > Events > Sporting Events  Dates: 2nd to 15th July 2018
Lightship, Tower Bridge Approach, St Katharine's Way, E1W | 3 minutes from Lightship
St Katharine Docks serves up all the Centre Court Wimbledon action on a big screen on a floating pontoon this July, with deckchairs and beanbags to ...More
 
 
 
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My Name Is Lucy Barton
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd to 23rd June 2018 - Various Times
Lightship, 3 Potters Fields Park, SE1 | 6 minutes from Lightship
Three-time Academy Award and four-time Tony nominee Laura Linney makes her London stage debut in Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout's haunting dramatic monologue about a writer ...More
 
 
 
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The Last Days of Anne Boleyn
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th May to 28th August 2018
Lightship, Tower Hill, EC3N | 6 minutes from Lightship
On the spot where Anne Boleyn spent the end of her life, this theatrical spectacle explores her tragic final 17 days at the Tower of London. ...More
 
 
 
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The Bridge Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
3 Potters Fields Park, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Lightship
What Nicholas Hytner did next: after 12 years as director of the National Theatre, the theatre chief is building a theatre from the ground up. Designed ... More
 
 
 
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Wilton's Music Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 7 minutes from Lightship
In the nineteenth century, Wilton's Music Hall was a great mirrored hall lit by a vast chandelier, with 27,000 crystals and 300 gas jets. Opera, operetta, variety shows ... More
 
 
 
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The Mahogany Bar
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Wilton's Music Hall, Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 7 minutes from Lightship
The famous Mahogany Bar at Wilton's Music Hall has reopened after more than 50 years on the sidelines. Sadly, last orders were called at the bar ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Of London
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Tower Hill, City, London EC3N | 6 minutes from Lightship
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge Exhibition
London > Attractions > Museums
Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Lightship
Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Tower Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Lightship
With its views of the Tower Of London and The Shard, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its ... More
 
 
 
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St Katharine Docks World Food Market
London > Shopping > Markets
St Katharine Docks, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 1 minute from Lightship
Re-launched as the St Katharine Docks World Food Market in 2016, the weekly market now offers a diversified range of street food ... More
 
 
 
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The Kiosk at Le Pont de la Tour
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
36D Shad Thames, SE1 | 4 minutes from Lightship
A small store serving take away coffee, sandwiches and salads, The Kiosk is run by ... More
 
 
 
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KaseSwiss
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
104 Druid Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Lightship
On Saturday mornings, from 9am to 2pm, Arch 104 on Druid Street is home to KaseSwiss, who sell a great selection of Swiss cheeses, and who ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 26 minutes from Lightship
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 28 minutes from Lightship
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 30 minutes from Lightship
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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MoreYoga Tower Bridge
London > Leisure >
7 Horselydown Lane, SE1 | 6 minutes from Lightship
Two years after launching its first studio in 2016 MoreYoga, which has studios across London, added this Tower Bridge space. The 14th yoga studio from the ... More
 
 
 
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Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Lightship
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club
London > Leisure >
45 Prescot Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 7 minutes from Lightship
Free to use for all hotel residents, the Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club boasts a range of luxury fitness and spa services. The fully equipped ... More
 
 
 
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The Anchor Tap
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23 Horsleydown Road, Bermondsey, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Lightship
Situated on the south side of the Thames in the Tower Bridge Conservation Area, this historic Southwark pub offers a truly traditional English experience. From the ... More
 
 
 
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The Captain Kidd
London > Nightlife > Pubs
108 Wapping High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 10 minutes from Lightship
The real magic of Wapping's riverside Captain Kidd pub is outside on the L-shaped patio. The Thames is rather narrow here and so the action seems ... More
 
 
 
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Leman Street Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Leman Street, E1 | 10 minutes from Lightship
Between Wapping and Aldgate is the Leman Street Tavern , a 1.5 million pound pub that's owned by the Geronimo Inns group ... More
 
 
 
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Lightship clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Trade Union
London > Nightlife >
Thomas More Square, E1W | 3 minutes from Lightship
The team behind the Grand Union bars have now ventured into new territory with the opening of Trade Union. Located in ... More
 
 
 
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Studio Spaces
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 2, 110 Pennington Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 8 minutes from Lightship
A state-of-the-art photographic studio by day, club by night, Studio Spaces E1 is home to respected electronic clubnight organisers The Hydra. The fully-licensed venue in the ... More
 
 
 
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The Rotunda Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
10 Trinity Square, EC3N | 8 minutes from Lightship
At the heart of the Four Seasons Hotel at Ten Trinity Square The Rotunda Bar forms a natural gathering space ... More
 
 
 
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Tower of London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Waterloo Block, City, London EC3N | 6 minutes from Lightship
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ... More
 
 
 
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Wilton's Music Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Grace's Alley, (Off Ensign Street), Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 7 minutes from Lightship
In the nineteenth century, Wilton's Music Hall was a great mirrored hall lit by a vast chandelier, with 27,000 crystals and 300 gas jets. Opera, operetta, ... More
 
 
 
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London City Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Hall, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Lightship
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The Last Days of Anne Boleyn
The Last Days of Anne Boleyn
Theatre | Until 28th August 2018 

Tower Of London 6 minutes walk from Lightship

On the spot where Anne Boleyn spent the end of her life, this theatrical spectacle explores her tragic final 17 ...More

 
My Name Is Lucy Barton
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The Bridge Theatre 6 minutes walk from Lightship

Three-time Academy Award and four-time Tony nominee Laura Linney makes her London stage debut in Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout's ...More

The Ivy Tower Bridge and Thames Rockets
The Ivy Tower Bridge and Thames Rockets
Seasonal | Until 31st August 2018 

The Ivy Tower Bridge 7 minutes walk from Lightship

This summer, The Ivy Tower Bridge has partnered with Thames Rockets to give thrill seekers a high speed sightseeing tour ...More

 
London Bridge City: Summer by the River
London Bridge City: Summer by the River
Seasonal | Until 2nd October 2018 

London Bridge 7 minutes walk from Lightship

London's largest free festival, the London Bridge City's Summer by the River transforms the iconic riverside location into a summer ...More

 
Not Now, Bernard
Not Now, Bernard
Theatre | Until 1st July 2018 

Unicorn Theatre 10 minutes walk from Lightship

Based on the picture book by David McKee, Not Now, Bernard is the story of a little boy who is ...More

 
Sweatlife
Sweatlife
Exhibitions | Until 24th June 2018 

Tobacco Dock 10 minutes walk from Lightship

This June, athletic apparel brand Lululemon bring back their Sweatlife festival. Taking place at Tobacco Dock, the two-day festival invites ...More

 
The View From The Shard Tickets
The View From The Shard Tickets
Attraction | Until 31st December 2022 

The Shard 10 minutes walk from Lightship

London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the ...More

 
The View from The Shard
The View from The Shard
Tours | Next performance 23rd June 2018 

The Shard 10 minutes walk from Lightship

The View from The ShardAt almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, The View from The ...More

 
Orla Kiely: A Life In Pattern
Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2018 

Fashion and Textile Museum 11 minutes walk from Lightship

Over 150 products and patterns, as well as collaborations with photographers, film directors and architects, from one of the UK ...More

Killed Negatives: Unseen Images of 1930s America
Exhibitions | On 23rd June 2018 

Whitechapel Gallery 13 minutes walk from Lightship

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