You might already have too long of a ‘Things to do in London’ list to cope with, but you’re going to have to make room for one more, the iconic St Katherine Docks.
As the only marina in central London, you’ll feel transported to a cool and breezy world filled with the most incredible vessels. It’s a welcomed calm atmosphere in the heart of the always busy London.
How to get there:
The good news is that it’s only a short walk from Tower Bridge and Tower of London, so all you need to do, is walk yourself hungry then head over to the docks.
Tower Hill and Tower Gateway stations are a 2 min walk from St Katherine Docks. You can also travel via London Bridge, Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street (a 15-minute walk from the Docks) or take one of a number of buses (15, 25, 42, 78, 100 and RV1).
Things to do:
St Katherine Docks are filled with a variety of restaurants but these are our 3 favourite restaurants:
This coffee shop offers delicious caffeine filled drinks and snacks to start your day. It’s got beautiful decor with green plants and dark wood tables to set a calm tone for your day. On weekends make sure to go early as this spot can get pretty busy and during summer you’ll want to find a seat outside. I can recommend the salted caramel and pistachio cronut (yes, it’s super sweet).
With a small menu (including the freshest rocket and parmesan starter salad and pancetta carbonara) this little spot is ideal for cooler evenings. I suggest heading there on a Sunday evening to get a walk-in seat or calling in advance to reserve a table.
This dim sum restaurant is perfect for summer. On a Monday – Thursday 3 PM – 7 PM you’ll be able to treat yourself to a £5 cocktail, like this yummy lychee and rose martini…
The restaurant has a large outside area overlooking the docks. We’ve managed to get seats outside on a sunny Thursday evening without booking (a London win).
Don’t leave without trying their hazelnut mochi for dessert!
St Katherine Docks has a lot more restaurants to choose from, making it a great area to explore any day of the week for any meal time. For some cultural satisfaction, you can visit the Alexander Miles gallery.
Hope you get to see this great part of London soon!