St Katharine Docks

 
 
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Tower Bridge Approach, Tower Hamlets, St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1TW 
 
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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.

 

St Katharine Docks events

 
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. T 1st January Where:
St Katharine Docks,   Tower Bridge Approach  St Katharine's Way    E1W 1TW
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St Katherine Docks Good Food Market
event > Shopping > Food Markets - Farmers Markets | PRICING  Free  
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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
 
St Katharine Docks Classic Boat RallySt Katharine Docks Classic Boat RallyClimb on board classic, historic and working boats, which are moored in St Katharine Docks next to Tower Bridge, or enjoy live entertainment at this annual celebration where 'Gloriana', the Queen's Row Barge, the Massey Shaw fire-boat, the Steamtug 'Portwey', SB 'Cambria' , and Up Projects' Floating Cinema are among the interesting boats to explore13th September 2014Sunday 14th September 2014 Where:
St Katharine Docks,   Tower Bridge Approach  St Katharine's Way    E1W 1TW
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St Katharine Docks Classic Boat Rally
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September 2014
Climb on board classic, historic and working boats, which are moored in St Katharine Docks next to Tower Bridge, or enjoy live entertainment at this annual celebration where 'Gloriana', the Queen's Row Barge, the Massey Shaw fire-boat, the Steamtug 'Portwey', SB 'Cambria' , and Up Projects' Floating Cinema are among the interesting boats to explore... 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
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

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

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Hotels near St Katharine Docks

Near St Katharine Docks
The Tower Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  30% 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
 
 
 
Novotel London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £74  37% off
10 Pepys Street, EC3N | 6 minutes from St Katharine Docks
Almost in the shadow of the looming Tower of London, this Novotel has some rooms with truly spectacular views. A bright modern hotel, with smart, functional ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £81  26% off
7 Pepys Street, EC3N | 6 minutes from St Katharine Docks
The brand new purpose built DoubleTree Hotel Tower of London is a few minutes walk from Tower Hill and Fenchurch Street stations. With iMac entertainment systems ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Other Attractions nearest St Katharine Docks

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Brick Lane
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 15 minutes from St Katharine Docks
London's own "Curry Mile", Brick Lane is home to so much more than first-rate spiced food, it also plays host to Jewish bagel shops, Indian sari ... More
 
 
 
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Idea Store Whitechapel
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
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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Barbican Centre
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 24 minutes from St Katharine Docks
Huge, multifaceted arts and entertainment centre. Described by the Queen as “one of the wonders of the modern world”, this multifaceted performance and arts venue forms one ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near St Katharine Docks

The best museums, galleries, attractions near St Katharine Docks
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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
It may look like a pile of CDs tilted at a precarious angle so it's about to fall over, but this attractive Norman Foster building near ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Of London - Skip The Line Tickets
London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st January 2012
Tower Of London, Tower Hill, 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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Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st January 2014
Tower Bridge Exhibition, Tower Bridge, SE1 | 6 minutes from St Katharine Docks
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 spectacular ...More
 
 
 
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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
London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the highest public viewing platform in ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near St Katharine Docks

Near 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
London > Entertainment >
147 Tooley Street, More London, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from St Katharine Docks
This £14 million theatre is the plushest venue for children's plays in the capital. The Unicorn Theatre has two spaces; The Weston Theatre holds 300 people ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near St Katharine Docks

The best shops and markets near 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
The Kernel Brewery is one of the most successful micro brewers in London and its rise has been meteoric with its beer winning awards and ... More
 
 
 
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KaseSwiss
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
104 Druid Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 10 minutes from St Katharine Docks
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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Restaurants near 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
Italian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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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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Education near St Katharine Docks

Near St Katharine Docks
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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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Leisure near St Katharine Docks

St Katharine Docks gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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
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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Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, SE1 | 11 minutes from St Katharine Docks
High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near St Katharine Docks

The best pubs near London 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
Oh how we wish we lived in Bermondsey, then we could call this gem of a pub our local. We'd stop in for a regular drink ... More
 
 
 
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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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Nightlife near St Katharine Docks

St Katharine Docks clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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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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Meeting venue hire near St Katharine Docks

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near St Katharine Docks.
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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
... 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 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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Tower Of London - Skip The Line Tickets
Tower Of London - Skip The Line Tickets
Attraction | Next performance 22nd August 2014 

Tower Of London 3 minutes walk 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 ...More

 
Outbreak 1914: Royal Fusiliers Go to War
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2014 

Tower Of London 3 minutes walk from St Katharine Docks

In order to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, the National Army Museum has teamed up with six ...More

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red
Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red
Exhibitions | Until 11th November 2014 

Tower Of London 3 minutes walk from St Katharine Docks

888,246 ceramic poppies, each representing a British and Colonial military fatality during the First World War, fill the dry moat ...More

 
Designs of the Year 2014
Designs of the Year 2014
Exhibitions | Until 25th August 2014 

Design Museum 5 minutes walk from St Katharine Docks

Now in its seventh year, the Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much anticipated feature ...More

 
Daniel Weil: The Art of Design
Daniel Weil: The Art of Design
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2014 

Design Museum 5 minutes walk from St Katharine Docks

Argentine-born, London-based designer Daniel Weil has made a name for himself with art pieces such as the 1981 'Bag Radio' ...More

 
Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture
Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture
Exhibitions | Until 12th October 2014 

Design Museum 5 minutes walk from St Katharine Docks

Despite having died penniless and having built relatively little in his lifetime, Louis Kahn (1901-1974) remains one of the most ...More

 
Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things
Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

Design Museum 5 minutes walk from St Katharine Docks

The anglepoise lamp is just one of the archetypal designs celebrated in the Design Museum's Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things, ...More

 
Books About Town: Riverside Trail
Books About Town: Riverside Trail
Kids Events | Until 15th September 2014 

City Hall 5 minutes walk from St Katharine Docks

This summer you can find 50 Books About Town benches dotted around London - an inspired idea and ...More

 
The Ring Cycle Plays
Theatre | Until 31st August 2014 

The Scoop at More London 5 minutes walk from St Katharine Docks

The Richard Wagner librettos of Viking mythology are adapted by Lisa Kuma for a month of free theatre performed by ...More

The Scoop at More London Free Festival
The Scoop at More London Free Festival
Theatre | Until 26th September 2014 

The Scoop at More London 5 minutes walk from St Katharine Docks

The Scoop at More London, next to City Hall, is a huge open air amphitheatre next to the Thames, making ...More

 
 
 
 
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