Welcome to Wapping Flat. To begin with, Wapping is situated on the River Thames to the East of the City. The area is characterised by warehouse conversions, riverside pubs and cobbled street contrasted with stunning new glass structures. Wapping is a distinctive place that offers a home near the water set in a tranquil, village-like atmosphere yet so close to the City, Canary Wharf and the Southbank. Local landmarks include Tower Bridge, The Tower of London and St Katharine Docks. Wapping has an abundance of characterful properties, from warehouse and factory conversions to modern, glass fronted riverside developments.
Wapping Lane has a village like atmosphere where you will find a butcher, baker, post office, coffee shop and green grocer. There is also a large Waitrose Supermarket in west Wapping.
Where to eat:
• Il Bordello: For authentic Italian cuisine
• Smiths: Famous fish and seafood restaurant on the River
• St Katharine Docks has a multitude of bars and restaurants to suit every taste and hosts a gourmet food market every Friday.
Where to drink:
• The Famous Prospect of Whitby pub, one of the oldest riverside pubs in London
• The Town of Ramsgate
• The Captain Kid
• Turners Old Star, where they shot scenes for the Kray twins film, Legend.
At the eastern end of Wapping there is King Edward Memorial Park and Wapping Woods. Hermitage Waterside Memorial Gardens can be found along the river bank in West Wapping.
Underground (London only): Wapping is served by the District and Circle line at Tower Hill (Zone 1). The DLR at Tower Gateway runs to the east and south east of London and Wapping Overground in Wapping High Street covers far reaching points of London. With the arrival of Cross rail at Whitechapel station in 2019, journey times to central London and the west, including Heathrow, will be further reduced.
Bus routes: Wapping is serviced by the 100 bus route, taking you into the City and beyond, and the D3, which covers Docklands and Canary Wharf.
Car: Wapping can be reached via the Highway and A13/A2 from the east and south and various routes via the City and north London.