The first time I found St Katherine's Docks was purely by chance. We were walking around the Tower of London late on a Sunday evening. Having just finished the very last episode of The Tudors, we wanted to let the show live on by walking around the centrepiece of the show.
As we walked under the Tower Bridge arches, not quite ready to head home, I saw a sign for the Docks in a little corner...more
I do love this place. I worked for ten years round the corner, so I watched as it was built up and the restuarants and bars moved in. It can get absolutely packed in the summer evenings at the end of the week - the crowd is mostly business/suits as it's a bit out of the way for tourists (even being just over the road from the tower!)
My favourite places:
Mala - best (and only!) Indian -...more
Very cute area to walk around and see the sights. Beautiful boats, coffee, river views. What's not to like?more
A beautiful relaxing way to spend a weekend afternoon. Some nice boats to look at, sensible restaurants including a quite interesting Starbucks pavilion. It feels strange to find a place like this in the middle of London, it's secluded location perfecting keeping the place away from the majority of tourists. Come by at dusk or night for some stunning views.more
The docks themselves are lovely - it's a really excellent oasis of calm in an otherwise pretty busy part of town. They're easy to get to and surrounded by quite a few pubs and eateries, with a Waitrose just a few minutes away.
The decking can be incredibly slippery when it's frosty. Parts of the decking are rough and you have firm footing but other parts are just smooth wood...more