About the Area

Wapping riverside apartments and the Captain Kidd pub


Why Wapping and the Docklands?

Wapping is unique owing to its location next to the Thames, its strong maritime tradition as evidenced in its riverside pubs, wharves, parks, Victorian buildings, cobbled streets and atmospheric alleyways as well as its proximity to the City and Canary Wharf.

Wapping Docklands

St Johns Wharf Wapping and the Captain Kidd pub

In many ways, Wapping is an oasis of calm still largely undiscovered albeit within walking distance of the dynamic City and abutting the bustling river. Developments like London Docks are raising Wapping’s profile and its excellent transport links with Bank Station only six minutes west and Canary Wharf only nine minutes east along with City Airport less than 25 minutes away, have all contributed to increased interest from buyers, tenants and investors alike.

Living in the Docklands

The massive development programme during the 1980s and 1990s which saw huge areas of the Docklands converted into a mixture of residential & commercial space is symbolized by Canary Wharf at one stage Britain’s tallest building and the emergence of a second financial centre in addition to the City.

The Docklands has traditional East End properties as well as a much larger and growing number of apartment buildings often acquired by investors and let to professionals working nearby. Transport links are continuing to improve and with the opening of the already completed Cross rail station, the Docklands access to Heathrow, the west End as well as Paris (via St Pancreas) will be immeasurably improved.

Canary Wharf

West India Quay with views towards iconic buildings in Canary Wharf

With an ever increasing number of riverside restaurants, shops, leisure facilities as well as the famous Mudchute Farm, the Docklands has emerged from its earlier chrysalis as a place for work only into an exciting area to live, work and play.