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St. Katharine Docks Tour Booking Form


Historically London's East End was home to far more than murderers like Jack the Ripper and the criminal underworld of the Kray twins, which from some tourist literature you could be forgiven for thinking are key.  In fact, in its Victorian heyday, the eastside of London's river Thames was home to the largest port in the world. Everything from ships carrying Zanzibar ivory to West Indian sugar convoys unloaded on the globally renowned East End docks which were once a cornerstone of the most powerful empire in the world.


Our tour of St. Katharine Docks and Wapping focuses on trade and the changing nature of production. We will take you behind the scenes of a London that was once the warehouse and workshop of the world. Beginning at St Katharine Docks, the tour will follow the River Thames along Wapping High Street and end at Tobacco Dock on Wapping Lane. In the hour and a half it will take to complete this walk, you will be transported through time from the creation of the docks to the present day, passing ivory sheds, wine vaults and the dockers' bell along the way.


This unique and methodically researched tour has been developed entirely by volunteers who have now passed written and practical exams and are accredited by the prestigious Institute of Tourist Guiding. For availability or to book a tour, please see below.


To get a taste of what is on offer we have reproduced some aspects of these enthralling tours online, click here for more. You can also view our interactive map and selected tour facts here. To read reviews of the walking tours click here.


We also offer group bookings for up to twenty people at a date and time convenient to you. Prices for group bookings vary according to time, numbers and bespoke requirements. For a quote, please submit an enquiry and we will get back to you straight away.


Thanks to sponsorship from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Bloomberg, GoldStar, Wates Foundation and V funding, we are able to offer a limited number of free tours for youth and community groups. Please submit an enquiry or contact us for more details.


Next tour date for individuals to attend a tour will be confirmed shortly.  If you would like to make a group booking please fill in and submit the Enquiry Form below:


Enquiry Form


The St Katharine Docks and Wapping tour is available for group bookings, whether you are a school, a company or a tourist agency looking to give your clients an enjoyable and informative day out. We will make every effort to accommodate bookings at a time and date convenient to your group. Please fill in your details below and then press the Submit button; we will confirm dates and costs right away.


If you are a youth or community group, we are able to offer a limited number of free tours. Please submit your details below and we will get back to you straight away to confirm what is possible and to make arrangements.