St Katharine Docks

 
 
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Tower Bridge Approach, Tower Hamlets, St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1LA
 
 
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St Katharine DocksIt was the great engineer Thomas Telford who oversaw the building work of St Katharine Docks which began in 1827. In its heyday, as a major transport hub, the docks saw the import and storage of exotic and valuable goods including ivory and marble. To make way for the docks over 11,000 people were displaced and an ancient hospital and church of St Katharine among the buildings pulled down. But The Times reported approvingly, "1250 houses and tenements were purchased and pulled down... thus improving estates previously lying waste." Restricted by the small area with which he could work, Telford's design included several innovative ideas. Two connected basins, the East Dock and the West Dock, created a long quayside relative to the small area of enclosed water. Unusually, warehouses (designed by architect Philip Hardwick) were built right on the quayside so that cargo could be unloaded directly from ships into the warehouse, with no need for intermediate handling. Following extensive damage during World War II the docks were never fully repaired and during the 60s and 70s most of London's upper docks emptied and fell into decline. Now regenerated, St Katharine Docks still manage to combine their Victorian heritage with modern office blocks, apartments, shops and restaurants. The docks' waterways continue to attract maritime visitors - with the St Katharine Haven providing a yacht marina.

 

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St Katherine Docks Good Food MarketSt Katherine Docks Good Food MarketSt Katherine Docks Good Food MarketThe St Katharine Docks Good Food Market sees twenty five food stalls setting up shop outside the Dicken's Inn, overlooking the docks, every Friday from 10am to 4pm. There's a good variety of international treats to tempt and almost every cuisine is represented from Morrocoan, Greek and Portugese, to Iranian, Jamaican, Spanish, French and Chinese. T2015/03/27 Where:
St Katharine Docks,   Tower Bridge Approach  St Katharine's Way    E1W 1LA
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The St Katharine Docks Good Food Market sees twenty five food stalls setting up shop outside the Dicken's Inn, overlooking the docks, every Friday from 10am to 4pm. There's a good variety of international treats to tempt and almost every cuisine is represented from Morrocoan, Greek and Portugese, to Iranian, Jamaican, Spanish, French and Chinese. T... More about this event
 
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Tower Hill Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Aldgate Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Shadwell Overground Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Wapping Overground Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
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Car Parks

 
City Quay Car Park
 
5 minutes walk
 
Arch Car Parking
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    The Tower Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  42% off
    Guoman Tower, E1Q | 1 minute from St Katharine Docks
    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 City Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £89  21% off
    8-14 Cooper's Row, EC3N | 6 minutes from St Katharine Docks
    The Grange City Hotel is a 5 star hotel that's luxury is matched by the superb panoramic views over the city of London. A stone's throw ... More
     
     
     
    Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  28% off
    45 Prescot Street, E1 | 6 minutes from St Katharine Docks
    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
     
     
     
     
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    Idea Store Whitechapel
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    321 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 22 minutes from St Katharine Docks
    More than a library, the Idea Store in Whitechapel brings together adult learning, training and meeting areas, as well as a focus on the local history ... More
     
     
     
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    Tower Of London
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Tower Hill, City, London EC3N | 3 minutes from St Katharine Docks
    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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    Design Museum
    London > Attractions > Museums
    28 Shad Thames, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from St Katharine Docks
    Located on the banks of the Thames, the Design Museum has two floors and showcases contemporary design in all forms, including fashion, graphic and architectural. There ... More
     
     
     
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    City Hall
    London > Attractions > Sights
    110 The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from St Katharine Docks
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    London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st January 2012
    Tower Of London, Tower Hill, EC3N | 3 minutes from St Katharine Docks
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    Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
    London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st January 2014
    Tower Bridge Exhibition, Tower Bridge, SE1 | 6 minutes from St Katharine Docks
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    The View From The Shard Tickets
    London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st February 2013
    The Shard, 96 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes from St Katharine Docks
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    Wilton's Music Hall
    London > Entertainment > Classical Music
    Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 7 minutes from St Katharine Docks
    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 St Katharine Docks
    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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    Unicorn Theatre
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    147 Tooley Street, More London, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from St Katharine Docks
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    Maltby Street Market
    London > Shopping > Markets
    Maltby Street, Bermondsey, Southwark, London SE1 | 10 minutes from St Katharine Docks
    With Borough Market getting more and more popular, some vendors have opened up shop underneath the railway arches at nearby Maltby Street. More of an informal ... More
     
     
     
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    The Kernel Brewery
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    Arch 11, Dockley Road Industrial Estate, Southwark, London SE16 | 10 minutes from St Katharine Docks
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    KaseSwiss
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    104 Druid Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 10 minutes from St Katharine Docks
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    Zizzi - Docklands
    London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
    12 Ivory House, St Katharine Docks, E1W | 2 minutes from St Katharine Docks
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    Bravas Tapas
    London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
    St Katharine Docks, E1W | 2 minutes from St Katharine Docks
    Serving superior Spanish food and with an outdoor terrace overlooking the marina, Bravas Tapas is a welcome new addition to St Katharine Dock. Brought to you ... More
     
     
     
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    Ping Pong
    London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
    Tower Bridge House, St Katharine Dock, City, London E1W | 2 minutes from St Katharine Docks
    Ping Pong offers diners its signature range of little parcels of deliciousness with a range of over 40 dim sum dishes, from the finest translucent dumplings ... More
     
     
     
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    Workers' Educational Association
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 23 minutes from St Katharine Docks
    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 | 26 minutes from St Katharine Docks
    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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    City Journalism
    London > Education > Professional Training
    106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 27 minutes from St Katharine Docks
    City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
     
     
     
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    Potters Fields Park
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from St Katharine Docks
    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, E1 | 6 minutes from St Katharine Docks
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    Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
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    Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, SE1 | 11 minutes from St Katharine Docks
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    The Anchor Tap
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    23 Horsleydown Road, Bermondsey, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from St Katharine Docks
    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 Garrison Public House
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    99 - 101 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 11 minutes from St Katharine Docks
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    The Captain Kidd
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    108 Wapping High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 13 minutes from St Katharine Docks
    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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    Proud Cabaret City
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    1 Mark Lane, City, London EC3R | 8 minutes from St Katharine Docks
    Just as you used to be in a 1920s speakeasy, at Proud Cabaret you're entertained while you dine. A lively mix of cabaret, jazz and burlesque ... More
     
     
     
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    Hide Bar
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    39-45 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 10 minutes from St Katharine Docks
    Conveniently located on the ground floor of the International Wine & Spirit Centre on Bermondsey Street, a stone's throw from London Bridge, it comes as no ... More
     
     
     
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    40 Maltby Street
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    40 Maltby Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 10 minutes from St Katharine Docks
    Under the railway arches on Maltby Street is a food lover's paradise, filled with shops from the likes of St John Bakery, Monmouth Coffee, Kernel Brewery ... More
     
     
     
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    Tower of London
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Waterloo Block, City, London EC3N | 3 minutes from St Katharine Docks
    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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    London City Hall
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    City Hall, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from St Katharine Docks
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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 St Katharine Docks
    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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    Exhibitions | Until 29th March 2015 

    Fashion and Textile Museum 10 minutes walk from St Katharine Docks

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    Exhibitions | On 27th March 2015 

    Whitechapel Gallery 12 minutes walk from St Katharine Docks

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    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 27th March 2015 

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    Lunchtime Concert: Jacquin Trio
    Concerts | On 27th March 2015 

    Bishopsgate Institute 16 minutes walk from St Katharine Docks

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    Swing Den
    Sporting Events | Until 27th March 2015 

    Bishopsgate Institute 16 minutes walk from St Katharine Docks

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    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 27th March 2015 

    The Big Chill Bar 18 minutes walk from St Katharine Docks

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    Guildhall School Presents Machinal by Sophie Treadwell
    Theatre | Until 1st April 2015 

    Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama 22 minutes walk from St Katharine Docks

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    Soumik Datta
    Concerts | Until 28th March 2015 

    Rich Mix Centre 23 minutes walk from St Katharine Docks

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