Largely an undiscovered haven of tranquillity, Wapping has a village-like atmosphere which is hard to come by so close to The City. Accessible to all, the river is the main draw and very popular for jogging, or to walk along and enjoy the far-reaching views across the river and upstream to Tower Bridge.
To the east can be found faithfully restored warehouses and wharfs, on charming cobbled streets. In stark contrast to these are the impressive new developments along the western end of the High Street and St Katharine Docks which is brimming with glamorous yachts and numerous bars and restaurantsand has a gourmet food market every Friday,
For art lovers the Wapping Project is home to a contemporary arts, performance and restaurant centre, set in a one-time hydraulic power station, and fitness fans are welcome at the John Orwell Sports Centre and Fitness First.Just up the road, Wiltons Musical offers an exciting programme of imaginative, diverse and distinct entertainment including theatre, music, comedy, cinema and cabaret in a wonderful building, the world's last surviving Grand Music Hall.
A short walk over Tower Bridge brings you to Shad Thames, a thriving area full of shops and riverside restaurants and bars, this area is well known for it’ architects and design agencies. Many of Wapping and Shad Thames residents walk to work in the City or to More London which are both within easy reach.
To the north west of Wapping is the City, the financial hub of London, to the east of which is Spitalfields, an area long treasured by its largely artistic residents for its charm and historic ambience but which in recent years has become a hot spot for celebrities and City folk as well as some west London dwellers who previously might not have thought of buying in an E postcode!
Places of interest
- Tower Bridge
- Butlers Wharf
- St Katharine Docks
- Tower of London
- The City
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