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Shadwell Basin

Wapping, London, England (East End / East London)
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London, United Kingdom
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504 reviews 504 reviews
207 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Shadwell Basin is a really small and perfectly formed basin near Wapping/ Limehouse/ Tower Bridge. It is a pretty area with nice houses all around the waterside. Along my jogging route, I enjoy the beauty and serenity of this place as I go through it - ducks, swans and other people peacefully relaxing make up a very welcome and pleasant... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Saw a few brave people swim here over the years. When it got hot in the summer, I went for a splash here twice as well. Sure, it's not exactly a beach destination, but it's doable, and the water is fairly warm. Weekly kayak training sessions are being held here, which convinced me to give it a try as well... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

I live in the area and visit this area almost everyday. I love the atmosphere and the tiny lakes. River Thames runs through the area not so far away from the basin. If you're just looking to have a picnic in nearby Shadwell park or just chill out, this place is amazing.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

With Canary Wharf in the near distance who would except a little place like this with swans and ducks! Great little place to chill out or jog around.

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Parma, Italy
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47 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2010

A very nice basin in Wapping, surrounded by very nice red and blue buildings. There's also a church, called St Paul's church (not the big one :-) Early morning joggers and pidgeons complete the picture. A little lake in the big city...

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