Wapping is located within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets is on the north bank of the Thames, east of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London with Whitechapel to the north and Limehouse to the east. It is a beautiful riverside village characterised by period warehouse loft conversions and cobbled streets as well as St. Katherine’s Dock which is a modern development of offices, a hotel and flats built around a marina and next to The Tower of London. Wapping is one of East London’s most atmospheric riverside areas.
It was once a thriving part of London’s Docklands until the devastation of World War II, the area then went into decline. But in the 1980s the area enjoyed a renaissance with warehouses being converted into residential apartments. Many original Wapping warehouse conversions feature bare brick walls, stripped-back timbers and river views. There are also modern flats built from the Eighties onwards and estates of social housing, along with Georgian period housing on Cable Street and Pierhead. The former News International’s printworks is being re-developed by St George plc. London Dock, when completed, will provide 1,800 new homes, in 10 blocks of between 4 and 26 storeys. Wapping Riverside in Wapping High Street is one of the last riverside warehouse conversion developments.
In Wapping it is not a matter of the best roads, more a matter of the best apartments with Ivory House in St Katharine Docks, Olivers Wharf in Wapping High Street and Great Jubilee Wharf in Wapping Wall — the latter two with river views considered to be amongst the best.
Most buyers in Wapping tend to be professionals working in either Canary Wharf or the City.
Hermitage Memorial Gardens