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Il Bordello

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 Captain Kidd

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.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

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

Smith's Brasserie

Smith's Brasserie

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

Pollyanna Training Theatre

Pollyanna Training Theatre

Wonderful performance and arts activities for children.

St Katharine Docks

St Katharine Docks

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

Efes

Efes

The best Turkish food for an excellent price.

The SkyLounge

The SkyLounge

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

Maltby Street Market

Maltby Street Market

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

Leadbelly's Bar

Leadbelly's Bar

Amazing gluten-free food.

Southwark Park

Southwark Park

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

The Culpeper

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

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

Aqua Shard

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

Ting at the Shangri-La

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!

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

"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."

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

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Asim Naim

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

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Elliot Hancox

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

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Child-friendly activities near Wapping

Up Club-Drop In

The Unicorn Theatre
Join the Unicorn Play Club for free drop-in activities from portrait painting and potato printing to giant jenga and more! Just turn up to join. Website

Frogprince Baby Music Classes at Stepney City Farm

Stepney City Farm,
FROGPRINCE BABY MUSIC is the gorgeous music event for newborns, toddlers and parents. Curated by multi-instrumentalist Stefano Antoci D'Agostino aka Stead and based on the most popular songs and nursery rhymes for children. The class is a multi-instrumental path toward the joy of socializing through music. Website

NCT SE1 Bumps and Babes Group

Del Aziz,
Bumps and Babes groups are informal get togethers which are there to help parents to meet one another in a local venue. Anyone is welcome to come to a Bumps and Babes group. You don't have to be a NCT member. Website

Latino Bambino -- 6 sessions

Dockland Settlement Community Centre
Exercise, Keep fit, have fun and bond with your baby whilst dancing to Latin rhythms. Your baby stays right there with you, snuggled in a baby carrier, whilst you get some healthy exercise that has been devised to be safe and gentle for both you and your little one. Our mum and baby salsa classes are also a great way to socialize with other mums and an opportunity to introduce your child to music and movement through Dance. Salsa Babies(tm) Class: Wednesday 11.00-11.45 Toddler Class (1-4 Years): Wednesday 10.00-10.40 6 consecutive weeks block is £57 (£9.50 per class). Discounted to £51 12 consecutive weeks block is £96 (£8 per class). Discounted to £86. Trial session is £10. Discounted to £9. Website

Latino Bambino - Trial Class

Dockland Settlement Community Centre
Exercise, Keep fit, have fun and bond with your baby whilst dancing to Latin rhythms. Your baby stays right there with you, snuggled in a baby carrier, whilst you get some healthy exercise that has been devised to be safe and gentle for both you and your little one. Our mum and baby salsa classes are also a great way to socialize with other mums and an opportunity to introduce your child to music and movement through Dance. Salsa Babies(tm) Class: Wednesday 11.00-11.45 Toddler Class (1-4 Years): Wednesday 10.00-10.40 6 consecutive weeks block is £57 (£9.50 per class). 12 consecutive weeks block is £96 (£8 per class) Trial session is £10. Website

Latino Bambino - 12 Sessions

Dockland Settlement Community Centre
Exercise, Keep fit, have fun and bond with your baby whilst dancing to Latin rhythms. Your baby stays right there with you, snuggled in a baby carrier, whilst you get some healthy exercise that has been devised to be safe and gentle for both you and your little one. Our mum and baby salsa classes are also a great way to socialize with other mums and an opportunity to introduce your child to music and movement through Dance. Salsa Babies(tm) Class: Wednesday 11.00-11.45 Toddler Class (1-4 Years): Wednesday 10.00-10.40 6 consecutive weeks block is £57 (£9.50 per class). Discounted to £51 12 consecutive weeks block is £96 (£8 per class). Discounted to £86. Trial session is £10. Discounted to £9. Website

Frogprince Baby Music at Surrey Docks Farm

Surrey Docks Farm
Based on the use of simple and common music instruments like acoustic guitar, piano, toy percussion, voice and the most popular songs and nursery rhymes for children, Frogprince Baby Music Class is a path toward the joy of socializing through music. Website

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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