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You're not supposed to swim in the basin and nor are you supposed to fish at night

Well I certainly welcome all of the people who tend to descend on our basin either at weekends or... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2016
Roz S
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London, United Kingdom
Shhhh! Don't tell anybody about this place

I am lucky enough to live very close to Shadwell Basin. The buildings around it have a certain... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2015
Yvonne A
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London, United Kingdom
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11 May 2016
“You're not supposed to swim in the basin and nor are you supposed to fish at night”
18 Jul 2015
“Shhhh! Don't tell anybody about this place”
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Wapping, London, England
East End / East London
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

Well I certainly welcome all of the people who tend to descend on our basin either at weekends or when the sun is out. Certainly when the weather is good and its a weekend, you'll see lots of walkers, joggers, dog walkers and also groups...More

4  Thank Roz S
Reviewed 18 July 2015

I am lucky enough to live very close to Shadwell Basin. The buildings around it have a certain, slightly desolate, 80s feel. However, the basin itself is wonderful. Wildlife abounds and it's great to see the local watersports club in action; kayaking and sailing. There...More

2  Thank Yvonne A
Reviewed 19 November 2014

Shadwell Basin is a really small and perfectly formed basin near Wapping/ Limehouse/ Tower Bridge. It is a pretty area with nice houses all around the waterside. Along my jogging route, I enjoy the beauty and serenity of this place as I go through it...More

2  Thank Ibadanboy
Reviewed 8 November 2014

Saw a few brave people swim here over the years. When it got hot in the summer, I went for a splash here twice as well. Sure, it's not exactly a beach destination, but it's doable, and the water is fairly warm. Weekly kayak training...More

Thank Ed K
Reviewed 4 May 2013 via mobile

I live in the area and visit this area almost everyday. I love the atmosphere and the tiny lakes. River Thames runs through the area not so far away from the basin. If you're just looking to have a picnic in nearby Shadwell park or...More

1  Thank Ruhulz
Reviewed 1 May 2013 via mobile

With Canary Wharf in the near distance who would except a little place like this with swans and ducks! Great little place to chill out or jog around.

Thank Purdy1311
Reviewed 16 February 2010

A very nice basin in Wapping, surrounded by very nice red and blue buildings. There's also a church, called St Paul's church (not the big one :-) Early morning joggers and pidgeons complete the picture. A little lake in the big city...

1  Thank Faldi
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