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A prime Thames side spot with residential appeal

"Limehouse is a stunning residential gem between the City and Canary Wharf..."

Scott West

"There's no better place in London than Wapping! I love the impressive mix of modern developments and historical buildings."

Scott West

"With a view like this of Tower Bridge, Wapping should be top of your list when searching for a property..."

Elliot Hancox

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Where do Wapping locals go?

Pollyanna Training Theatre

Wonderful performance and arts activities for children.


Amazing coffee house with such good coffee and lunchtime food. Great smoothies too!

Smith's Brasserie

A beautiful and high-quality restaurant serving the best fish meals in London.

St Katharine Docks

Independent restaurants for dinner after a quick drink at The Dickens Inn or take a twilight stroll alongside the yachts.

The Captain Kidd

Serving organic beer to sip on a sunny London day and affording a garden directly overlooking the Thames. Many a pirate fantasy has been regaled in this public house.

Il Bordello

A family-run Italian with turbot bigger than my face! Their service is outstanding and one that we can all learn from and appreciate the lack of nowadays.


The best Turkish food for an excellent price.

The SkyLounge

At the top of the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel near Tower Bridge, this sophisticated bar has amazing views!

Maltby Street Market

A wide variety of foods from around the world...

Southwark Park

Between Canada Water and Old Kent Road, Southwark Park is a peaceful spot with a café and an art gallery.

The Culpeper

A great brunch menu on a Saturday and the service is excellent. The full English and the anchovy butter is a nice touch.

The View From the Shard

A really nice afternoon out if you are new to London, have visitors or just want something to do one day. Amazing uninterrupted views over London and on a clear day you can see for over 30 miles!

Aqua Shard

Not a bad way to start your day with breakfast at the Shard!

Ting at the Shangri-La

On the 35th floor of the Shard, Ting delivers the astonishing views that you would expect. What I didn't expect was the incredible food that was pretty good value for money - £55 for four mouth-watering courses and the prettiest dessert I've ever seen!


A special occasion place - beautifully prepared food and stunning views.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Bermondsey, Whitechapel, Aldgate, Rotherhithe, Spitalfields, South Bermondsey, Shoreditch, Limehouse, City and Borough

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Why do you find Wapping a great place to live?


"There is a lot of new building and the price are good and you can have your flat with view river."

February 2015

Oliver Taylor-Griffiths

"Living 2 mins walk from the Wapping project."

May 2011


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"The Grapes pub, established in 1583, has been the scene of Walter Raleigh setting off on a voyage, managed to survive through the Blitz and the Dockland regeneration. It now offers fantastic views along the river and brags Sir Ian McKellan as one of its owners."

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  1. About Wapping

    Wapping is a place in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets which forms part of the Docklands to the east of the City of London. It is situated between the north bank of the River Thames and the ancient thoroughfare simply called The Highway. Wapping's proximity to the river has given it a strong maritime character, which it retains through its riverside public houses and steps, such as the Prospect of Whitby and Wapping Stairs. Many of the original buildings were demolished during the construction of the London Docks and Wapping was further seriously damaged during the Blitz. As the London Docklands declined after the Second World War, the area became run down, with the great warehouses left empty. The area's fortunes were transformed during the 1980s by the London Docklands Development Corporation when the warehouses started to be converted into luxury flats.

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