Olde Wapping: Pirates, Pubs, Warehouses & Docks Walk

Wapping-Pier-HeadPerhaps a little surprisingly, this is one of our prettiest walks. The tour starts by walking you through lovely St Katherine’s Dock before heading into the Olde Wapping of salty seadogs. We see the pub where Capt Bligh used to drink with Mr Christian; the spot where pirates were hanged and the pub which served them their last drink beforehand. There are huge walls and impressive warehouses which were to keep valuable stock in and dodgy characters out. There’s a leafy churchyard with a fascinating history, and we see Wapping’s “pirate ships”, next to a pretty canal. We see some of London’s oldest pubs, and you’ll also see a pub that claims to be something that it isn’t! We also see London’s oldest police station, the Wapping of JMW Turner who had a pub down here, a workhouse, London’s oldest police station and fantastic views of the Thames and Tower Bridge. And we can finish at London’s oldest riverside pub, the charming old Prospect of Witby.

Start Tower Hill underground station
Finish Wapping overground station or the Prospect of Witby Pub
Shorter Walk alternative: Start at Wapping overground station

2 thoughts on “Olde Wapping: Pirates, Pubs, Warehouses & Docks Walk”

  1. How long does this tour last ?

    • nashey1888 said:

      It is tailor-made walk so can last however long you wish but 2 hours or 2 and a half hours is the duration most people go for. A 2 hour walk finishes in Spitalfields whereas the longer walk finishes up at Shoreditch High Street.

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