Will you love Wapping? Our local guide

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Wapping is a district in East London in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Wapping is located on the north bank of the River Thames between St Katharine Docks to the west, and Shadwell to the east. This position gives the district a strong maritime character. “

What kind of things are there to do in the city of Wapping?

There are always activities happening in lively Wapping. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Wapping page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a Wapping snapshot.

The amenities you might need in Wapping

Below is a list of the places you may want to check out if the area of Wapping. This can really help you out when you are moving to an area or neighbourhood.

The number of hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in Wapping

Wapping has 6 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
St Katharine Docks Practice Flat 12/14 Nightingale House, 50 Thomas More Street, London 4.2 35
Riverside Healthcare 139 Jamaica Road, London 2.5 2
Health Centre Wapping Lane, London 3.8 4
Premier Veins – London Unit 2, City Business Centre, London N/A N/A
Treat-It Medical Cannabis at City Dock Clinic 142 Vaughan Way, London 5 8
Medicals for Drivers 1 Christian Street, London 5 1

Schools around Wapping

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Wapping vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Seven Islands Leisure Centre 100 Lower Road, London 3.3 306
Bosco Centre 281 Jamaica Road, London 3.4 10
London Art Portfolio 18 Cape Yard, Kennet Street, London 4.7 20
Step By Step Nursery 15 Chandler Street, London 5 11
Bujinkan Martial Arts 3 Raine Street, London N/A N/A
Montessori by Busy Bees Green Gables Shadwell St George in the East Crypt West, 14 Cannon Street Road, London 4.6 20
Bermondsey Scuba Diving Club (BSAC 42) Seven Islands Leisure Centre, Surrey Quays Road, London 5 6
Darul Ummah Academy Weekend 56 Bigland Street, London N/A N/A
Tower Hamlets Lifelong Learning Service Free Trade Wharf, 350 The Highway, London N/A N/A
St. Peter’s London Docks CofE Primary School Garnet Street, London N/A N/A
CRCC Asia Ltd 3Space, Keeton’s Road, London 5 9
Riverside Primary School Janeway Street, London 4.7 13
Albion Primary School Albion Street, London 3.7 9
Dock Street Studios 15 Dock Street, London 4.7 17
Hermitage Primary School Vaughan Way, London 4.4 14
Blue Gate Fields Infant School King David Lane, London 3.8 11
St Michael’s Catholic College Llewellyn Street, London 3.5 50
Montessori by Busy Bees Green Gables Wapping 4 Wapping Lane, London 4.6 10
Little Acorns Day Nursery Prestwood House, Ground, 6 Drummond Road, London 4.6 27
Blue Gate Fields Junior School King David Lane, London 4.3 22

Tube & Train stations nearby Wapping

Train and tube stations in Wapping can provide you with direct links to nearby cities and hence, they are a desirable feature for people when deciding on a place to live. Those who move into a city with direct transport links are able to travel further for work and will maybe spend less time commuting. Find a table below about where these transport links are:

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Wapping Meeting House Alley Poplar, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London 4.2 59
Shadwell Cable Street, London 3.8 121
Canada Water Canada Water Station Underground Ltd, Deal Porters Way, London 4.2 258
Rotherhithe United Kingdom 4.2 48
Bermondsey United Kingdom 4.1 81

Post offices in Wapping

Looking for convenient parcel handling? Having a nearby post office is the optimal solution. Beyond standard postal services, the post offices in Wapping can be found by checking out the table below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Wapping Post Office 52 Wapping Lane, London 3.5 73
Jamaica Road Post Office 158 Jamaica Road, London 3.2 76
Royal Mail Postbox – Turner Court Turner Court, Albion Street, London 4.3 10
Royal Mail Post Box 25 Thomas More Street, London 5 1

In Wapping, what are some things we love?

What makes the heart of Wapping? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Wapping to help you decide to move in there.

Galleries and Museums

The vitality of a region is shaped by its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to Wapping, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. These venues offer delightful experiences, especially on weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Brunel Museum Railway Avenue, London 4.2 776
Royal Pharmaceutical Society 66-68 East Smithfield, London 4.6 67
Thames Tunnel Wapping, London 4.4 9
Thames River Police Museum 98 Wapping High Street, London 4.5 24

Gyms in Wapping

As remote work becomes more prevalent, there’s a corresponding rise in gym attendance to maintain fitness. With options like David Lloyd, TheGym, and others, Wapping could be instrumental in helping you stay in shape – a valuable amenity in close proximity.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Left Hook Boxing Gym 1 Martha Street, London 4.3 54
Fitness First 15 Thomas More Street, London 4.3 402
Seven Islands Leisure Centre 100 Lower Road, London 4.3 306
Wapping Osteopath – Osteopathy & Physiotherapist Clinic 20 Tench Street, London 4.3 2
Canada Water Studios Vancouver House, Canada Water Studios, Surrey Quays Road, London 4.3 28
John Orwell Sports Centre Tench Street, London 4.3 313
The Sporting Club 69 Garnet Street, London 4.3 19
Wobble to Warrior Yoga 138 Wapping High Street, London 4.3 N/A
Arran Knight Pilates The Presbytery, Dundee Street, London 4.3 N/A
David Johnson Pilates Dundee Street, London 4.3 5
Outdoor Gym Tench Street, London 4.3 2
Personal Trainer Nigel Seidu Tench Street, London 4.3 N/A
Wapping BoxFit Tench Street, London 4.3 1
Crash’ Fight Club St Katharine’s & Wapping, London 4.3 2
YogAdya Rotherhithe Street, London 4.3 N/A
Shadwell Basin Outdoor Gym Shadwell basin, Glamis Road, London 4.3 24
Workout area 302A The Highway, London 4.3 N/A
3D Burn Canada Water Studios, Vancouver House, London 4.3 16
The Club At London Dock St Katharine’s & Wapping, Unnamed Road, London 4.3 2
John Brewer Tai Chi – Canada Water SE16 Dock Offices, 11 Surrey Quays Road, London 4.3 3

Green spaces and parks of Wapping

One of London’s best features is the large array of public parks and green spaces. See if Wapping offers room to explore and maybe take your dog for a walk.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
St John’s Churchyard Wapping High Street, London 4.4 40
Waterside Gardens 104-106 Wapping High Street, London 4.5 114
Wapping Green Wapping Lane, London 4.2 40
St. George’s Gardens Saint George in the East Church, 14 Cannon Street Road, London 4.3 82
King’s Stairs Gardens 281 Jamaica Road, London 4.5 424
Wapping Woods 18 Wine Close, London 4.3 166
Wapping Rose Gardens 94 Wapping High Street, London 4.3 99
Wapping Gardens Tench Street, London 4.5 270
Cumberland Wharf Park Cumberland Wharf, 137 Rotherhithe Street, London 4.5 30
St. Mary’s Churchyard Gardens 39-47 Saint Marychurch Street, London 4.5 13
Brussels Wharf Park Brussels Wharf, Glamis Road, London 5 1
St Olavs Square 12 Albion Street, London 4.4 7
Hellings Street Open Space St Katharine’s & Wapping, London 4.1 13
Hidden Beach 1 Fountain Green Square, London 4.7 20
Grow Up Plant Shop 13 West Lane, London 3.5 42
Christopher Jones Square Lower Road, London 5 2
Neptune Street Park Neptune Street, London 4.7 7
Cannon Street Green 22 Cannon Street Road, London N/A N/A
Southwark Park Jamaica Road, London 4.7 7
Hermitage Riverside Memorial Garden Wapping High Street, Saint Katharine’s Way, London 4.4 5

Are the restaurants in Wapping any good?

Wapping has a range of different places to eat. From Chinese, Indian or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and if you are a foodie you will surely find what you are looking for here.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Simplicity 1 Tunnel Road, London 4.3 157
The Mayflower Pub 117 Rotherhithe Street, London 4.3 4530
The Angel 101 Bermondsey Wall East, London 4.3 1687
Salt Quay Rotherhithe 163 Rotherhithe Street, London 4.3 2410
Il Bordello metropolitan wharf, 70 Wapping Wall, London 4.3 1503
Smith’s of Wapping 22 Wapping High Street, London 4.3 1882
River View New Crane Wharf, New Crane Place, London 4.3 281
Perfetta Pizzeria 34 Albion Street, London 4.3 98
Prospect of Whitby 57 Wapping Wall, London 4.3 4328
聚贤庄Water House Restaurant 30-32 Albion Street, London 4.3 366
Fried & Grilled 91 Watney Street, London 4.3 382
GreenZen Poké & Bubble Tea Bar Ticket Hall, Canada Water Station, Surrey Quays Road, London 4.3 253
The Fish & Chicken Shop 139 Watney Street, London 4.3 163
The Ship Rotherhithe 39-47 Saint Marychurch Street, London 4.3 380
Rainbow Chinese Restaurant 33-37 Brunel Road, London 4.3 142
Pret A Manger Unit 1, Thomas More Square Retail, London 4.3 251
Laksha Bay 83/85 Wapping Lane, London 4.3 148
Domino’s Pizza – London – Wapping 50 The Highway, London 4.3 298
Bistro Bardot (The Turk’s Head) 1 Green Bank, London 4.3 650
Bermondsey Tandoori 206 Jamaica Road, London 4.3 133

Pubs in the area

Being Londoners ourselves, at Cozee, we hold a strong bond with our regular visits to the local pub every week. Why should your experience be any different in your new home? That’s why we’ve thoroughly tested and reviewed all the pubs in Wapping. While we didn’t get the chance to personally visit each one, we certainly wish we could have. Here’s the curated list of the finest pubs in Wapping.

Pub name Name Address Description
Captain Kidd 108 Wapping High Street London E1W 2NE A pub converted from a warehouse and decorated in a style that befits the new clientele of the area. Garden with views overlooking the river. Darts, restaurant and children’s room. As per all Sam Smith’s pubs, there is no piped music, and a ban on electronic devices to encourage friendly conversation.
Dickens Inn Marble Quay, St Katherine’s Way London E1W 1UH Prime location on St Katherine Docks. Historic old warehouse building, which was moved 70m and opened on this site as a pub in 1976 by a descendant of Dickens. Now it is one of SSP’s few outlets outside airports and train stations. Redwood used in external weatherboarding and internal beams. Spacious ground floor bar, plus restaurants on upper floors, including pizzas. Excellent outdoor seating, including several balconies.
Moretown Belle 5 Thomas More Sq, Nesham Street London E1W 1YY Spacious modern bar, opened in 1997, in a newly built office complex. Previously the Old Monk, Thomas More. It was owned by Barracuda until their demise in 2013. Reopened by Belle Pubs & Restaurants. Modern bar with sports TV, 3 pool tables and 3 dart boards. 3 cask ales from the Marston’s range.
Town Of Ramsgate 62 Wapping High Street London E1W 2PN Historic pub in the old docklands among warehouses that have been converted into luxury flats. It took its name from the fishermen of Ramsgate who would land their catch at nearby Wapping Old Stairs to avoid river taxes at Billingsgate. An Enterprise tenancy, it is popular with locals and with passing walkers and tour groups. The traditional bar is long and narrow, and there is a beer garden by the river. Home-cooked traditional English food is served all day. Children and dogs are welcome. A very popular quiz is held on Monday nights.
Turner’s Old Star 14 Watts Street London E1W 2QG Named after the great British painter Joseph Turner 1775-1851 who created it from two cottages. This Victorian corner locals’ pub has been tastefully renovated but retains many original features. Now a family run street corner free house, The red leather bench seats that abut the walls benefit from light shining through the multi coloured stained glass windows. A pool table and dart board compliment the two large TV that show sporting events. Cooked breakfasts then Pie and Chips encompass the food offering.

Are there a lot of supermarkets in Wapping?

Perhaps one of the most common amenities in Wapping would be supermarkets. Below, you will be able to tell what type of supermarket there are in Wapping and what company operates here.

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page

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What do you think about Wapping?

We would love to hear what people like you think of Wapping. Not only your experience there is valuable to us to understand what makes this area desirable but it might also help people moving into the area feel welcome and feel part of the Wapping ‘s community.

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