St Katharine Docks

GETTING HERE

Opposite the Tower of London and a short stroll from Tower Hill underground, St. Katharine Docks has some of the best transport links in London. You can reach us by boat, tube, bus, train or car.

CYCLING


A number of Santander cycle hire points are close by, and the Cycle Superhighway provides quick access to the Docks.
For further information click here.

TUBE


Tower Hill is accessible via the pedestrian walkway in 2 minutes. Bank and Liverpool Street are also within easy walking distance.

RIVERBOAT


The riverboat services are available directly from the Docks and take you to Canary Wharf in 9 minutes.
For up to date trip times and information click here.

DLR

DLR


Located across the road from Tower Hill tube, Tower Gateway is a 2 minute walk away and provides access to the DLR.

Walking

WALKING


The pedestrian walkway from Tower Hill takes you alongside the Tower of London and allows you to pass underneath Tower Bridge Road safely to the Dock entrance.

Overground

OVERGROUND


Both Wapping High Street and Shadwell Overground stations are only a short walk away and provide access to the London Overground network.

Buses

BUSES


We are well serviced by London Bus routes, numbers 15, 25, 42, 78, 100 and RV1. Night bus routes: N15 and N551 are also nearby.
For further information click here.

National rail

NATIONAL RAIL


London Bridge, Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street stations are all within a 15 minute walk from the Docks.

Car Parking

CAR PARKING


Ample car parking is available in City Quay Car Park, which is located on Thomas More Street just outside of the congestion charging zone.

Downloads


For further information to help plan your visit to the Docks, please download a detailed map showing amenities and travel information:

Location PDF

EXPLORE

Choose from artisan coffee, traditional Indian cuisine, Argentinian steak or a good old fashioned English pub, all set against the charming backdrop of marina life.

a dramatic history

St. Katharine Dock's has evolved and diversified time and time again during its long history. The Docks are built on a site with over 1000 years history.

  • 2016

    Camper and Nicholsons Marinas appointed to support in the management and development of St. Katharine Docks.

  • 2014

    Modelled on the quayside warehouse that originally stood on this site, Commodity Quay opens, created by renowned architects Buckley Gray Yeoman.

  • 1999

    St. Katharine Pier operates its first riverboat service and the docks are a popular destination for alfresco dining.

  • 1985

    Ernie Wise makes the first mobile phone call in the UK at St. Katharine Docks.

  • 1970

    Most of the original warehouses are demolished with the docks themselves becoming a marina. Taylor Woodrow develops the residential apartments at St. Katharine Docks.

  • 1940

    St. Katharine Docks gains a reputation for handling valueable cargos from around the world including; wine, tea, marble, spices, rum and brandy, indigo and perfumes.

  • 1858

    The “i” warehouse (now known as Ivory House) is designed and built.

  • 1828

    After extensive slum clearance, demolishing some 24 acres, which gave way to an immense dock complex with warehousing, St. Katharine Docks were officially opened.

  • 1826

    The engineer tasked with the job of rebuilding the new docks was Thomas Telford and the architect was Philip Hardwick. They created a dock, capable of handling more goods, faster than any other docks in the world.

  • 18th Century

    Prominent campaigner and merchant, William Vaughan petitioned parliament, promoting the provision of accomodation for the increased trade and shipping into the dock.

  • 16th Century

    In the midst of King Henry VIII’s famous England reformation, he left St Katharine untouched as a compliment to his new bride Catherine of Aragon.

  • 12th Century

    Queen Matilda gives her blessing to ‘The Royal Foundation of St Katharine’ which includes a hospice providing food and shelter to the many pilgrims and weary travellers.

  • 10th Century

    King Edgar give land to 13 knights for the right to use the land for profit.