All the stories, big and small, from all over the Docks

Stories

Winter 2019

02 December 2019

The freshest catch of the day


We hear about farm to table dining in some of the finest restaurants across the world, and now at St. Katharine Docks Theodore Kyriakou and Wade Mundford are taking inspiration from London’s only city-centre marina to deliver the freshest of catches with their boat to plate concept, in a polished but cosy new restaurant.

Stories

Autumn 2019

10 October 2019

Preparing your boat for winter


The time of the year has come, when days get shorter and darker, and cold snaps are more and more frequent. Sailing and boating activities are rather limited, and it is the perfect opportunity for boat owners to inspect and service their vessels for any damages that may have occurred over the season.
24 September 2019

5 Gold Anchors Award


St. Katharine Docks, central London's only marina, has received the prestigious 5 Gold Anchors Award, one of the highest accreditations for its outstanding customer services & facilities.

Stories

Summer 2019

12 September 2019

To Winter Moor or Not To Winter Moor?


Sailing during the winter months can sometimes be challenging due to adverse weather conditions.If you're interested in giving yourself a break from sailing amidst cold and rainy weather, and have your boat safely moored until you set sails again, why not consider central London's only marina?
10 August 2019

AHOY-ly important cause


On the 6th August, 10 boats set off from Chelsea Harbour for Greenwich. Nine of them were rowed by businesses from around the Docks!

It was a bright, sunny day with friends, family and safety boats on hand to support. Thanks to the Thames’ busy water lanes, the 8.5 nautical mile journey was anything but tranquil. The nine teams showed great motivation to raise money for The AHOY Centre, a charity that uses sailing as an educational tool to help people get on in life.
16 May 2019

Does Recreational Boating Affect the Environment?


Owning a boat is a highly-valued recreational activity and no one should be denied a fun and relaxing day on a boat. However, environmentally conscious boaters should always bear in mind that some of the activities associated with their boats, may have severe unintentional or unexpected impacts on the marine environment.

Stories

Spring 2019

01 September 2019

Noodles Hoh!


Saiphin and Alex Moore have lived in Wapping for years. And after seeing their first venture, Rosa's Thai Cafe, expand into 17 locations – they're about to start on their new adventure.
Says Saiphin, "Rosa's is like my first child. I'll always love it, and I'll still be hands-on in the kitchen and developing recipes. But it's great to be able to do something new with Hoh Sek."
08 May 2019

Stepping On Board 'Lady Daphne': A Voyage in History


St. Katharine Docks is glad to be the permanent home of Lady Daphne, one of the most famous of London's classic wooden barges still sailing. Meeting on board with Sam Howe and Andy Taylor (her caretakers), James Kent (her skipper of more than 20 years), Graham Piper and Laurie Watkins (her mates) and of course, Marzi (the ship's dog and the big boss), we went through some Q+A's to help you immerse deep into her history and discover the opportunities for a visit.
01 January 2019

Meet our Marina team!


As our team has grown in number before the busier summer season, we thought it is a good opportunity to get you to know us a little bit more. We are happy to introduce our marina team online and let you know about our experiences and main duties at St. Katharine Docks.

Stories

Winter 2018

08 May 2019

2018: We'll miss you!


It’s been a stunning year at St. Kats. 2019 has a lot to live up to.

There’s something really special building around the Docks. From the wonderful vessels and the characters who sail them to the successful business and our growing numbers of visitors – our community’s never been stronger. And it led to some truly memorable events and celebrations during 2018.
08 May 2019

KEEPING THE DOCKS SHIPSHAPE


If you take a stroll around the Docks, you might notice three new yellow rings floating on the surface of the water. They’re the tops of our new Seabins – which are set to play a valuable role in our efforts to keep the marina sparkling clean.
08 May 2019

ST KATHARINE’S BUZZING WITH BEES


If you’ve a tooth as sweet as we do at Overboard, you’ll be buzzing when you hear that St. Katharine Docks is getting properly stuck into Honey Week, which kicks off on 23rd October.
08 May 2019

ST KATHARINE’S FULL OF SURPRISES


“It was built as hydro-graphic launch, but ended up carrying Sir Winston Churchill’s coffin up the Thames.”

Excitingly, June 9th is Marina Day. To celebrate, we thought we’d get our very own Marina General Manager, Paul Tetlow, to share some little-known stories about the Docks.
08 May 2019

MESSAGE IN A RECYCLED BOTTLE


“We’re in danger of irreversibly damaging the purity of our rivers and seas.”

Plastic pollution is an issue we’re all too aware of at St Katharine Docks: we collect three bin bags of rubbish each day. So when Carolyn Newton and Carlos De Sousa from The Whale Company told us about their Paddle Board Challenge, we jumped on it straightaway.
08 May 2019

A NEW WAY TO WORK OUT. EVERY TIME.


“We’re all about adding to the community as well as amazing workouts.”

We’ve been watching with interest as the new F45 Tower Hill gym takes shape in International House. Ahead of its launch, we thought we’d take a closer look at what’s in store.
08 May 2019

BE PART OF THE EARTH DAY HUBBUB


“These problems are too important to be poorly communicated”

Earth Day falls on the 22nd April this year. And to properly mark the event, Gavin Ellis, founder of environmental campaigners Hubbub, will be coming down to the Docks to talk us through his work.
08 May 2019

THE GREAT ST. KATHARINE DOCKS EGG HUNT


Over the Easter weekend, St. Katharine Docks turned into a hunting ground for families and eager children.

Specially-designed eggs were placed on placards all over the docks, to celebrate our 190th anniversary. Each featured a cargo that was once unloaded off the ships that moored here, from tea and wool, to carpets, indigo and marble.

While the weather was mixed, there were very focused faces as the children grabbed crayons and drew the nine egg designs on their hunt sheets.
08 May 2019

RAISE A CELEBRATORY CUPPA


It’s not as though many of us need an excuse for a cup of tea. But National Tea Day on the 21st April is certainly an event worth celebrating.

Doubly so, if you’re anywhere near St Katharine’s Docks. After all, this was once the dropping off point for 32,000 tonnes of tea each year, from as far afield as China, India and what was then Ceylon. A point commemorated by The London Tea History Association’s plaque near Ivory House.

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