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St. Katharine Docks Tours

St. Katharine Docks
St. Katharine Docks once made up one of London’s busiest ports, handling shipments of tea and spices from all over the world. Today the area is a working marina lined with homes, restaurants, offices, and stores. Take a walk along the docks (located near Tower Bridge) to admire the boats and enjoy the local pubs and restaurants.

The Basics
Set on the north bank of the River Thames, the St. Katharine Docks opened in 1828 while the British Empire was at its height. Along with other docks in the area, they welcomed shipments of goods that would find their way into shops and markets across London. The docks were badly damaged by bombing raids in World War II and lay derelict until the 1990s, when they were transformed into the mixed-use development you can see today.

The docks are popular with photographers interested in capturing photos of historic sights. Book a photography tour to see the area from a professional’s point of view, or, if you’d rather learn about local history, you can join a guided walking tour. 

Things to know before you go
  • The St. Katharine Docks include the only marina in central London.
  • The area is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. 
  • The docks host a lunchtime street food market on Thursday and Friday.

How to get there
St. Katharine Docks are located on the north bank of the Thames River in Wapping, close to Tower Bridge. You can reach the area by taking the Dockland Light Railway to the Tower Gateway station the Circle and District Lines to Tower Hill.

When to get there
The docks are open to the public all year round. Special events are common and include the annual classic boat festival in September, food markets, and even art exhibitions.

Tower Bridge
Located just a few-minutes’ walk from St. Katharine Docks, Tower Bridge is one of London’s most iconic landmarks. Finished in 1894, it is a feat of Victorian engineering designed to allow the roadway to split into two halves that rise to allow tall sailing ships to pass through so they could dock at nearby wharves. The bridge still raises several times a day, so if you’re lucky, you might catch it in action. 
Address: 50 St Katharine's Way, London, United Kingdom E1W 1LA, England
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Historic walk of East Londons Wapping Docks and its famous Pubs

Historic walk of East Londons Wapping Docks and its famous Pubs

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Step off the typical tourist trail—and discover one of London’s oldest and most distinctive areas—on this private walking tour of Wapping in East London. Dating back to Anglo Saxon times, the area’s fortunes have evolved throughout history—from the great days of exploration and the rise of Victorian industry to the devastation of World War II. Today, Wapping is once again on the rise—and this tour will introduce you to its key landmarks, its striking history, and its famous former residents.
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  • 3 hours
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InstaDream Photoshoot in London

InstaDream Photoshoot in London

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If you're hoping to take home great vacation photos from London that you can be proud to share on Instagram, don't compromise with typical selfies when you can get a photographer to snap photos for you. With this London photo shoot, leave the camerawork to your guide as you visit three London destinations, and snap photos with this historic city as the backdrop. Enjoy views of the River Thames, stroll over the Tower Bridge, and bring home great images—all included.
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  • 1 hour
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Half Day Private London Tour by Walking and Public Transportation

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Half Day Private London Tour by Walking and Public Transportation

This whirlwind tour takes you to many of London’s notable landmarks and attractions. With a private guide, visit the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, and more. Learn about the city’s history and get tips from a local about what else to see and do while you’re in town.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Tour Tilbury/London: the garden at 120 – Greenwich area – Borough market

Private Tour Tilbury/London: the garden at 120 – Greenwich area – Borough market

London as you have never seen it! Starting our tour at The Garden at 120, from this rooftop garden located at 120 Fenchurch Street you can enjoy excellent views to the South, East and West of London. GREENWICH is our next stop. Home to the Meridian Line, The O2 arena, Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory. Dominated by the gleaming towers of Canary Wharf is Isle of Dogs. The area remains proud of its working-class Dockland roots. Following a small walk we will head to Tower Bridge and St Katherine’s Dock where you can enjoy a pint of English beer. Pay attention to your guide, she/he has loads of interesting stories to tell. If you are a food lover Borough market is the place to visit. This foodie paradise offers visitors the opportunity to browse stalls heaped with fresh produce. There are plenty of fantastic restaurants where to choose from. Please note!! This program can be changed depending on the weather conditions. MISSING YOU ALREADY!!
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Private Walking Tour of London including the London Bridge

Private Walking Tour of London including the London Bridge

This 2 hour private guided walk tour provides you with a unique experience to see the city's hidden corners. Attractions like the London Bridge, the Tower Bridge Road and the Tower of London will be seen. You can find out some top facts of the sights and I can show you the best picture spots as well. I can also direct you to some nice places to eat after the walk, to replenish your burn-down calories. Come and join for some fun London touring!
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Essential London Full-Day Private Tour by Public Transport

Essential London Full-Day Private Tour by Public Transport

The "Essential London Full Day Tour" starts in Westminster District, where the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, St. James's Park, and glorious Buckingham Palace await your arrival. This part of the tour will be completed by 11:00 so that you can witness the famous ‘Changing of the Guard Ceremony’ at 11:30 am (if applicable on the day you take this tour). As you travel along the Mall, or preferably London's Central Park and St. James's Park, you will reach Whitehall and Downing Street No: 10. Along Whitehall, you will walk to Trafalgar Square where you will observe Nelson's Column, The National Gallery, and St. Martin's in the Fields Church. The exciting and wonderful stories of each of these historical landmarks will be told, giving you an insight into the history of London. Then you will have time for either a relaxing lunch or a quick bite (depending on the current situation) to re-energize before experiencing more hidden treasures, tastes, and cultures. Follow us!
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Essential London Full-Day Private Tour by Public Transport

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Essential London Full-Day Private Tour by Public Transport

The "Essential London Full Day Tour" starts in Westminster District, where the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, St. James's Park, and glorious Buckingham Palace await your arrival. This part of the tour will be completed by 11:00 so that you can witness the famous ‘Changing of the Guard Ceremony’ at 11:30 am (if applicable on the day you take this tour). As you travel along the Mall, or preferably London's Central Park and St. James's Park, you will reach Whitehall and Downing Street No: 10. Along Whitehall, you will walk to Trafalgar Square where you will observe Nelson's Column, The National Gallery, and St. Martin's in the Fields Church. The exciting and wonderful stories of each of these historical landmarks will be told, giving you an insight into the history of London. Then you will have time for either a relaxing lunch or a quick bite (depending on the current situation) to re-energize before experiencing more hidden treasures, tastes, and cultures. Follow us!
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Full Day Traditional Private London Tour by Walking & Public Transportation

Full Day Traditional Private London Tour by Walking & Public Transportation

This full-day tour is packed full of the delights of London, exploring England’s capital just like a Londoner, on Shank’s pony. This means that you will use a combination of walking and public transport to avoid traffic congestion while accessing the most important places of interest in the city. The London Underground has a staggering 270 stations, superb bus connections, a cutting edge tech light railway and a scenic River Thames waterway connection. With so much to see, our APTG qualified guides have an excellent knowledge of the city's history and we would be very pleased to offer an immaculate culture experience for our valued guests. We welcome large groups of travellers as well. Please just contact our tour management service.
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  • 8 hours
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$861.48
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$861.48
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Full Day Traditional Private London Tour by Walking & Public Transportation

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Full Day Traditional Private London Tour by Walking & Public Transportation

This full-day tour is packed full of the delights of London, exploring England’s capital just like a Londoner, on Shank’s pony. This means that you will use a combination of walking and public transport to avoid traffic congestion while accessing the most important places of interest in the city. The London Underground has a staggering 270 stations, superb bus connections, a cutting edge tech light railway and a scenic River Thames waterway connection. With so much to see, our APTG qualified guides have an excellent knowledge of the city's history and we would be very pleased to offer an immaculate culture experience for our valued guests. We welcome large groups of travellers as well. Please just contact our tour management service.
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London Full Day Private Tour by Walking and Public Transportation

London Full Day Private Tour by Walking and Public Transportation

This full-day tour is packed full of the delights of London, exploring England’s capital just like a Londoner, on Shank’s pony. This means that you will use a combination of walking and public transport to avoid traffic congestion while accessing the most important places of interests in the city. The London Underground has a staggering 270 stations, superb bus connections, a cutting edge tech light railway and a scenic River Thames waterway connection. With so much to see, it is time to begin. We may also create your very private and bespoke your dream itinerary in London with our APTG qualified blue badge tourist guides. Now you can have it all with "Tour it your way" Tell us what you want to see and we will carefully plan and customize your full-day London dream-tour with everything you can imagine!
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London Full Day Private Tour by Walking and Public Transportation

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London Full Day Private Tour by Walking and Public Transportation

This full-day tour is packed full of the delights of London, exploring England’s capital just like a Londoner, on Shank’s pony. This means that you will use a combination of walking and public transport to avoid traffic congestion while accessing the most important places of interests in the city. The London Underground has a staggering 270 stations, superb bus connections, a cutting edge tech light railway and a scenic River Thames waterway connection. With so much to see, it is time to begin. We may also create your very private and bespoke your dream itinerary in London with our APTG qualified blue badge tourist guides. Now you can have it all with "Tour it your way" Tell us what you want to see and we will carefully plan and customize your full-day London dream-tour with everything you can imagine!
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Pubs and Pirates - Historical London Walk

Pubs and Pirates - Historical London Walk

Our tour explores a part of London steeped in history but rarely visited by tourists. Evidence of the past is all around. Part of this walk is about the development of trade - but we also focus on a darker side of London life. A London where pirates and crooks abound and where the law showed no mercy to those caught in the act. There should also be time on this tour to visit one (or more) of the historic pubs such as The Town of Ramsgate and The Prospect of Whitby in Wapping or The Grapes in Limehouse.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Layover Tour from London City Airport

Private Layover Tour from London City Airport

Welcome to the busiest city in the world! There is always a getaway from the routine, so we are here to take you out of this routine. Meet our guide in the arrival hall, or we will see you once you are out and you can begin to experience magical moments in yesterday's Londinium, today's "The City". Let's get away for 4 to 8 hours from the boring waiting time in the dull atmosphere of the airport. It's precious time for yourself and your party. It's the time to see, hear, learn, touch, smell, taste and laugh. All are on this tour and await you in the world's capital while you are already in the city. Every spot has its own story, and our blue badge guides are waiting to share their extensive knowledge of this charming city, and you will, then, be able to see the real picture of London in your mind right after this tour. With our "Private Layover Tour in London", you will see how an ordinary stopover turns into a magical quest that you will never forget.
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Private Layover Tour from London City Airport

Private Layover Tour from London City Airport

Welcome to the busiest city in the world! There is always a getaway from the routine, so we are here to take you out of this routine. Meet our guide in the arrival hall, or we will see you once you are out and you can begin to experience magical moments in yesterday's Londinium, today's "The City". Let's get away for 4 to 8 hours from the boring waiting time in the dull atmosphere of the airport. It's precious time for yourself and your party. It's the time to see, hear, learn, touch, smell, taste and laugh. All are on this tour and await you in the world's capital while you are already in the city. Every spot has its own story, and our blue badge guides are waiting to share their extensive knowledge of this charming city, and you will, then, be able to see the real picture of London in your mind right after this tour. With our "Private Layover Tour in London", you will see how an ordinary stopover turns into a magical quest that you will never forget.
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London Private Layover Tour from London Heathrow Airport

London Private Layover Tour from London Heathrow Airport

Welcome to the busiest city in the world! There is always a getaway from the routine, so we are here to take you out of this routine. Meet our guide in the arrival hall, or we will see you once you are out and it's the starting time of the magical moments in yesterday's Londinium, today's "The City". Let's getaway for 4 to 8 hours to brighten up an otherwise boring waiting time in the dull atmosphere of the airport. It's precious time for yourself and your party. It's the time to see, hear, learn, touch, smell, taste and laugh. All are on this tour and await you in the world's capital while you are in the city. Every spot has its own story and our blue badge guides are excited to tell you everything. Every spot is a piece of a puzzle of this charming city, and you will, then, be able to see the real picture of London in your mind right after this tour. With our "Private Layover Tour in London", you will see how an ordinary stopover turns into a magical quest that you will never forget.
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London Private Layover Tour From London Heathrow Airport

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London Private Layover Tour From London Heathrow Airport

Welcome to the busiest city in the world! There is always a getaway from the routine, so we are here to take you out of this routine. Meet me in the arrival hall, or I will see you once you out and it's the starting time of the magical moments in yesterday's Londinium, today's "The City". Let's getaway for 4 to 8 hours from the boring waiting time at the dull atmosphere of the airport. It's a precious time for yourself and your party. It's the time to see, hear, learn, touch, smell, taste and laugh. All are on this tour await you in the world's capital while you are already in the city. Every spot has own story, and I will be impatiently waiting for you to tell about. Every spot is peace of puzzle of this charming city, and you will, then, be able to see the real picture of London in your mind right after this tour. With my "Private Layover Tour in London", you will see how an ordinary stopover turns into a magical quest that you will never forget.
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Full-Day Private Spirit of London Black Cab Tour

Full-Day Private Spirit of London Black Cab Tour

This tour is a fascinating tour of London in an iconic black cab, where you will be able to learn about the history of black cabs in London. This is a very good attraction for first-time visitors. This specially designed full-day tour is exclusively dedicated for the first time visitors in London. Our tour can start various times in the morning depending on your request. The direction of the tour can be reversible. In this tour, we aim to give the full history of London in 8 hours. This way visitors can understand the 2000 years of history of the city. Our black cabbie guides have an excellent background of the city's history and we would be very pleased to offer an immaculate culture experience for our guests. We welcome the large group of travellers as well. Please just contact our tour management service for multiple London black cabs.. Here, the Spirit of London Tour ends with you taking wonderful memories of your tour of London in an iconic black cab, home with you.
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First Time Visitor's London by Car/MPV/Van

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First Time Visitor's London by Car/MPV/Van

This specially designed full-day tour is exclusively dedicated for the first time visitors in London. Our tour can start various times in the morning depending on your request. The direction of the tour can be reversible. In this tour, I aim to give the full history of London in 8 hours. This way visitors can understand the 2000 years of history of the city. I'm a history buff and have an excellent background of the city's history and I would be very pleased to offer an immaculate culture experience for our guests. I do welcome the large group of travellers as well. Please just contact me for further info.
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First Time Visitor's London by Car/Black Cab/MPV/Van/Minibus

First Time Visitor's London by Car/Black Cab/MPV/Van/Minibus

This specially designed full-day tour is exclusively dedicated for first-time visitors to London. Our tour can start at various times in the morning depending on your request. The direction of the tour can be reversible. In this tour, we aim to give the full history of London in 8 hours so that visitors can understand the 2000 years of history of the city. Our guides have an excellent knowledge of the city's history and we would be very pleased to offer an immaculate culture experience for our guests. We welcome large groups of travellers as well. Please just contact our tour management service.
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Full Day Traditional Private London Tour with Car/SUV/Van

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Full Day Traditional Private London Tour with Car/SUV/Van

This tour is served by Car / MPV / Van depending on the number of participants in the tour. Our full-day tour can start in the morning. The direction of the tour can be reversible. In this tour, I aim to give the full history of London in a limited period of time. This way visitors can understand the 2000 years of history of the city. I have an excellent background of the city's history and I would be very pleased to offer an immaculate culture experience for my guests. I do welcome the large group of travellers as well. Please just contact me for further details.
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  • Taking safety measures
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Full Day Traditional Private London Tour with Car/Black Cab/SUV/Van/Coach

Full Day Traditional Private London Tour with Car/Black Cab/SUV/Van/Coach

This tour is served by Car / Black Cab / MPV / Van / Coach depending on the number of participants on the tour. Our full-day tour will start in the morning. The direction of the tour can be reversible. On this tour, we aim to give the full history of London in a limited period of so that visitors can understand the 2000 years of history of the city. Our guides are all APTG qualified blue badge tourist guides. They have an excellent knowledge of the city's history and we would be very pleased to offer an immaculate culture experience for our guests. We welcome large groups of travellers as well. Please contact our tour management service for further details.
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Private Tour: Historic London Photography Tour

Private Tour: Historic London Photography Tour

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Get personalized instruction in composing the perfect snapshot on this private, street photography tour of London, led by a professional photographer. Learn a range of techniques, from capturing the right light to mastering shutter speed and depth of field. You’ll discover London’s top old and new landmarks along the way, from the Tower Bridge to the Shard.
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$232.40
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Private Tour: Tower Bridge Night Photography Tour

Private Tour: Tower Bridge Night Photography Tour

Discover how to capture nighttime London on camera with this private photography tour. Led by a fine art photographer, the experience is tailored to you with tips for your personal camera and level of skill. Find the best vantage points for sights such as Tower Bridge, City Hall, and The Shard, and take photos that will make friends and family envious back at home.
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Private Photo Shoot with a Professional Photographer - Iconic London

Private Photo Shoot with a Professional Photographer - Iconic London

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Get great shots of you with Iconic London landmarks, on your trip to London .  Experience a personal photo shoot using outstanding locations at Tower Bridge, Tower of London, City Hall, the Shard, the River Thames and a marvellous series of modern architecture and sculptures. This Private Photo Shoot uses Iconic London locations to get the best portraits possible with multiple Landmarks. An expert photographer who specializes in fine portrait photography captures outstanding photographs of you in front of Iconic London landmarks. Take home memories to last a lifetime.
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