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St. Katharine Docks

50 St. Katharines Way, London E1W 1LA, England
+44 20 7488 0555
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Iconic St Katharine Docks is Central London's only marina and has evolved into a thriving waterside community featuring modern and unusual office space, luxury homes and quayside dining and shopping. A stone's throw from the Tower of London, the site has a fascinating history. Opening in 1828, the Thomas Telford-designed dock was once one of the busiest ports in the UK, renowned for handling luxury goods, sugar, rum, spices, perfumes, wines and tea. Today, St Katharine Docks is home to a range of leading companies and brands including tech incubator Rainmaking Loft, Tom's Kitchen, CAU, Bravas Tapas and artisan coffee shop White Mulberries. Every Friday, the Docks hosts the popular World Food Market, serving some of the capital's best street food.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
50 St. Katharines Way, London E1W 1LA, England
+44 20 7488 0555
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit and enjoy a drink or a nice meal overlooking this lovely old dock. The dock is home to beautiful old Thames barges and other historic vessels. New and old yachts of different types and colourful characters. We had a fantastic meal...More

Thank Norman P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great early evening here, It's well worth a visit, loads of varied restaurants and coffee bars, or just for a stroll around this fantastic dock and surrounding area. Very easy to find from the tube and Tower bridge, We enjoyed a stroll...More

Thank B M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely place this is. Full of very expensive looking yachts and the golden barge the queen travelled on for jubilee-accessible for picture-taking and very impressive. Lots of businesses around the dock including eateries, bars etc. We were visiting the Medieval night here which...More

Thank TowniesLeedsLulu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a couple of hours to spare so went St Katharine's dock. Had a nice walk around and a cup of coffee and people watched. It was a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. would highly recommend a visit.

1  Thank phil v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is another tourist attraction that is well worth a visit and it is for free. This is almost hidden. It is right next to the tower bridge. We walked across Tower Bridge (north bound) towards the Tower of London, St Katharine docks is just...More

Thank AndrewFromEngland
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Someone took me here and being a boat lover I just felt like being in Paradise. Amazing vintage boats all restored. Lots of Restaurants and Cafes. One very nice Art Gallery. Make time to stop by.

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Whilst up in London we visited St. Katherine's Dock and called in at The Dickens Inn for lunch. Along with some drinks we enjoyed Pizzas and Ceaser salad on the first floor of the great and very large restaurant.

1  Thank Les M
Reviewed 26 August 2017

A wonderful dock tucked just behind the Tower of London with a large selection of places to eat on the dockside - both chain restaurants and independents, plus the medieval banquet which is a novel touristy experience! I have been coming here for many years...More

Thank BWM505
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This is beautifully situated very near to Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and on the River Thames. The 'Queens Barge' moored here is a wonderful sight. The many and varied eateries and coffee outlets add to the attraction here with the chance to relax...More

1  Thank Barry S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Lovely area of city to visit nice restaurants priced reasonably with great choice. Lovely place to walk or sit and have a drink or food and watch the wold and boats.

Thank SkelligsKerry
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Steven L
21 March 2017|
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Response from Shirley and Pau... D | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The docks in itself is great for kids. There are plenty of eateries that are children friendly. The Dock is literally just yards from Tower Bridge and that in itself is well worth a visit with the children. Enjoy.
24 October 2016|
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Response from Johnwpf | Reviewed this property |
There are a few shops. They either sell tourist stuff or things for boats. I work a few yards away and the only places worth visiting are eateries.
10 February 2015|
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Response from angela j | Reviewed this property |
There is no direct parking within the marina as it is water bound and a pedestrian area around the boats. Cafes and pubs. No road. It is directly adjacent to tower bridge so if you want to drive in you have the usual... More