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.
A number of Santander cycle hire points are close by, and the Cycle Superhighway provides quick access to the Docks.
Tower Hill is accessible via the pedestrian walkway in 2 minutes. Bank and Liverpool Street are also within easy walking distance.
The riverboat services are available directly from the Docks and take you to Canary Wharf in 9 minutes.
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Located across the road from Tower Hill tube, Tower Gateway is a 2 minute walk away and provides access to the DLR.
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.
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.
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London Bridge, Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street stations are all within a 15 minute walk from the Docks.
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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.
Camper and Nicholsons Marinas appointed to support in the management and development of St. Katharine Docks.
Modelled on the quayside warehouse that originally stood on this site, Commodity Quay opens, created by renowned architects Buckley Gray Yeoman.
St. Katharine Pier operates its first riverboat service and the docks are a popular destination for alfresco dining.
Ernie Wise makes the first mobile phone call in the UK at St. Katharine Docks.
Most of the original warehouses are demolished with the docks themselves becoming a marina. Taylor Woodrow develops the residential apartments at St. Katharine Docks.
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.
The “i” warehouse (now known as Ivory House) is designed and built.
After extensive slum clearance, demolishing some 24 acres, which gave way to an immense dock complex with warehousing, St. Katharine Docks were officially opened.
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.
Prominent campaigner and merchant, William Vaughan petitioned parliament, promoting the provision of accomodation for the increased trade and shipping into the dock.
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.
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.
King Edgar give land to 13 knights for the right to use the land for profit.