St Katharine Docks

Lonely Planet review

The gateway to the warehouse district of Wapping, built in 1828 after 1250 ‘insanitary’ houses were razed and 11,300 people made homeless, the dock’s current incarnation – a marina for luxury yachts surrounded by cafes, restaurants and twee shops – dates from the 1980s. It’s the perfect starting point for exploring Wapping and Limehouse.