This former commercial dock has been transformed into an elegant marina with shops, restaurants and a pub with a view.
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St Katharine Docks
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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
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