St. Katharine Docks
St. Katharine Docks
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Iconic St Katharine Docks is Central London's only marina and has evolved into a thriving waterside community featuring modern and unusual office space, luxury homes and quayside dining and shopping. A stone's throw from the Tower of London, the site has a fascinating history. Opening in 1828, the Thomas Telford-designed dock was once one of the busiest ports in the UK, renowned for handling luxury goods, sugar, rum, spices, perfumes, wines and tea. Today, St Katharine Docks is home to a range of leading companies and brands including tech incubator Rainmaking Loft, Tom's Kitchen, CAU, Bravas Tapas and artisan coffee shop White Mulberries. Every Friday, the Docks hosts the popular World Food Market, serving some of the capital's best street food.
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, United Kingdom2,954 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Swanky Boats and Swanky Bars
    St Katharine Docks is right next to Tower Bridge. Based on its location and that it is so close to the city of London it is quite an exclusive area. Surrounding the water are lots of former warehouses that have been converted into offices and flats with bars and restaurants on the ground floor. Moored up on pontoons in the water are the creme de la creme of boats! I saw yachts, cruisers and narrowboats moored up although when I visited there seemed to be no one about. There are a couple of statues in the area which make for good photo opportunities. It's a nice place to visit if you have not seen the area before and there are some nice views of the River Thames as well.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 4, 2023
  • Shae Hepburn
    Croydon, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A stunning night out at this beautiful part of London!
    St.Katherine's Docks is simply magical in the evenings. There is an array of places to eat and drink and in my opinion one of London's most wonderful areas. I have been a few times and look forward to returning, if nothing else to enjoy the romantic views of the docks!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 10, 2024
  • Tom R
    London, United Kingdom12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to stay in the hart of London
    Stayed in st Katharine marina on a 6 months winter contract . I found the marina and their staff are just fantastic. Paul , Jamie , Margaret ,Clair, Joseph ,craig,Rone , Aesha, Alena and Rob . Great marina to stay . Well with a second trip in the near future
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written May 12, 2024
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mike d
Fareham, UK845 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Currently subject to maintenance ongoing at the inner lock gate, the basin is blockaded and vessels are stuck inside until work is complete. The atmosphere is thereby substantially reduced. Tourists are put off by the barriers and progress of the works so footfall is much less. Cafes and bars are open but the whole place is quiet and appears deserted. Once the lock is up and running again the vibe hopefully will return to pre lockdown levels.
Written October 29, 2021
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK2,954 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
St Katharine Docks is right next to Tower Bridge. Based on its location and that it is so close to the city of London it is quite an exclusive area. Surrounding the water are lots of former warehouses that have been converted into offices and flats with bars and restaurants on the ground floor.

Moored up on pontoons in the water are the creme de la creme of boats! I saw yachts, cruisers and narrowboats moored up although when I visited there seemed to be no one about.

There are a couple of statues in the area which make for good photo opportunities.

It's a nice place to visit if you have not seen the area before and there are some nice views of the River Thames as well.
Written November 4, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland31,245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This former dock and now a mixed-used district with a marina lies on the north bank of the River Thames, next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

From 1828 to 1968, it was one of the commercial docks that made up the Port of London. Now it is a redevelopment zone known as Docklands, a popular housing and leisure complex.

Our hotel, the Tower, was located between Tower Bridge and these docks. It was easy to find restaurants and bars.
Written July 10, 2022
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Shae Hepburn
Croydon, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
St.Katherine's Docks is simply magical in the evenings. There is an array of places to eat and drink and in my opinion one of London's most wonderful areas. I have been a few times and look forward to returning, if nothing else to enjoy the romantic views of the docks!
Written March 10, 2024
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@gastrogezgin (Please follow on Insta)
London, UK437 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
St. Katharine Docks is a landmark with rich history, innovation & huge excitement. A thriving home for communities & businesses; St Katharine Docks is as vibrant as it is welcoming.

London wouldn’t be the global attraction that it is without the mighty Thames. The bustling waterway that snakes through the capital city. St Katharine Docks is one of the most popular destinations to visit for travellers looking for a slice of waterside entertainment.
Written February 8, 2020
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Stuart_Away_Again
Cambridge, UK849 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Went for lunch with friends as a celebration of outdoor dining restarting. Ended up at Zizzis because they were able to accommodate us. Perfect in every way, great location, food, service and value for money. It’s not easy doing well in a chain brand but this place does is all. Thanks to everyone.
Written April 24, 2021
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Sandra D
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Just asked for a table in this restaurant with only 2 tables taken. Did we have reservation, fair enough we didn't but abrupt cold and rude experience. Front of house needs training in being pleasant and friendly. I have never written a review before but felt this is needed. Great shame lovely restaurant position.sorry if I was the proprietor I would be very concerned
Written August 14, 2021
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Peter T
Reading, UK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We stayed for a few days last summer and were very pleased with the welcome and service we received. Not the cheapest mooring in London but beautifully situated right by London Bridge and a convenient base to explore London. We plan to visit again this year.
Written May 3, 2022
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Tom R
London, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Stayed in st Katharine marina on a 6 months winter contract . I found the marina and their staff are just fantastic. Paul , Jamie , Margaret ,Clair, Joseph ,craig,Rone , Aesha, Alena and Rob . Great marina to stay . Well with a second trip in the near future
Written May 12, 2024
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Neil T
Rochester, UK11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
We spent the weekend in London and we made our way over to St Katherines Dock. The sight of all the boats and mix of old buildings and new contemporary buildings means you could easily be mistaken for being in a more exoctic location.
We visited the Dickins Inn and was not disapointed, great food and cold beer with great views.
Well worth a visit if you have the time.
Written May 27, 2020
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