Wapping is idealy located in east London, at the start of the historical Docklands. It is nested between other well known areas such as Tower Hill to the west, Limehouse and Canary Wharf to the east, Whitechapel and Brick Lane to the north, and the Thames river being its southern border.
Starting just after Tower bridge landmark and the beautiful St Katharines dock, Wapping proudly exposes its industrial and maritime past, warehouse conversions and brickwork being present everywhere. Running all along the river from west to east is the cobbled Wapping High Street, leading to every main place of the area. This is a very residential area so bars and restaurant are not numerous but what they lack in quantity they make it up in quality. We can mention among other gems : the italian Il Bordelo, the industrail Wapping Project, the Captain Kidd pub with its nice terrasse by the river or the Prospect of Withby, one of the oldest pub in the whole of London.
Also within Wapping is a nice small canal, starting at the Hermitage basin in the west, running by Tobacco dock and its pirate ships, and linking east with the Thames by the Prospect of Whitby, ideal for a weekend walk.
A Waitrose supermaket is available.
Main bus to the City is bus 100, to Canary Wharf is bus D3.
From Wapping station runs the Overground, connecting with the DLR at Shadwell, one station north.