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.