This former commercial dock has been transformed into an elegant marina with shops, restaurants and a pub with a view.
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Having never been in this part of London (as a Londoner) I was really pleasantly surprised by this little pocket by the Tower of London. Has a south of France feel (although probably a lot colder!) with the boats docked in the water and the array of restaurants to choose from. I'll definitely be back around here soon - although maybe more in the summer months!more
I popped into the cafe with my parents during one of their visits to London, after stumbling across it during our wander through the docks. I can't comment on its main menu choices, but for a drink and a cake I'd definitely recommend a visit.
We'd actually had lunch earlier but skipped dessert, so were specificially looking for sweet treats. I had a chocolate orange tart which was excellent -...more
Lovely spot to escape the hassle and bustle of the city... The dock is home to several restaurants and bars making It pleasant and lively to visit at any time of the day. In summer you can relax on one of the benches soaking up the sun while seeing how the boats enter and exit the dock via the working lock.more
When you are strolling around the Tower of London and the Tower Bridge, you must go there. It is right next to these two over touristic places and will allow you for a nice break for the crowd.
The first half is where you will find quite a number of people seating while eating, there are some street food stalls. Most people stop there and don't go further.
Just cross the first small bridge...more
So, this place isn't cool because it's a dock with nice boats, it's cool because it's a dock with nice boats hidden in London. If you walk along the pier of San Francisco or Portugal, you can see lots of yachts, but the fact that London isn't a coastal city, and these docks are right downtown, well, that's something to enjoy.
Definitely recommend taking a stroll here, but don't make it your...more