St Katharine Dock - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama showing part of St Katharine Docks near to Tower Bridge in London. This image was taken next to the restaurant in the middle of the docks and shows some of the boats moored here as well as the new office blocks.
St Katharine Dock - FURTHER INFORMATION
St Katharine Dock - London visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'St Katharine Dock' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Greater London.
St Katharine's Dock was a commercial dock, part of the Docklands, serving London from the 12th century onwards. The docks lie on the north side of the Thames, just downriver from Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. During the 18th century the volume of river traffic far exceeded the capacity of the docks, often with over 800 vessels crammed into the Pool of London at any time. The prosperity of St Katherine Docks declined as shipping moved away from London.
The area around the Docklands and St Katherine Dock became highly desirable in the late 20th century, and as property prices rose and riverside views grew in demand, the docks were re-developed with luxury housing, hotels and offices. Today St Katherine Dock is far removed from working shipping, and is mostly occupied by the rich, the docks themselves being converted into a luxury marina.
St Katharine's Marina Limited
50 St Katharine's Way,
London E1W 1LA, UK