St Katharine Docks – A popular place to dine, to leisurely drinks, to boating, luxury yachts
St Katharine Docks is just few yards from Tower of London and Tower Bridge. They were part of the Port of London, presently known as the Docklands, It now becomes a popular housing and leisure complex. It is a very popular place to dine, to enjoy leisurely drinks, to experience the boats coming in, and to enjoy the splendour of the luxury yachts that are moored here.
St Katharine Dock history facts
St Katharine Dock took their name from the former hospital of St Katharine’s by the Tower which stood on the site. The docks were officially opened on 25 October 1828. But the Docks has been an important part of London’s history since 1125, when King Edgar granted thirteen acres of land to a group of thirteen knights, with the right to trade on the site.
In 1825 the British parliament invested huge money to develop the site so that it would fit to handle the rapidly increasing trade being generated by the Industrial Revolution. Over the next century, St Katharine Dock became a focal point of the Port of London, with cargoes arriving from across Europe and the British Empire, with everything from spices and tea to ivory and marble arriving in London.
Address Nearest tube to St Katharine Dock
Address: London E1W 1LA (Near to Tower of London and Tower Bridge)
Nearest Tube: Tower Gateway (DLR), Tower Hill (Circle Line; District Line)