PERFECT FOR WATCHING THE WORLD FLOAT BY, ST KATHARINE DOCKS ARE ONE OF LONDON’S GREATEST HIDDEN GEMS.

Tom’s Kitchen. 5mins walk | 0.3 miles from The Ordnance Building.

First opened in 1828, St Katharine Docks' inability to take large commercial ships somewhat curtailed its success. So much so, it was the first of the London Docks to shut in 1968. However, this commercial failure led to the creation of one of the finest hidden gems London has to offer.

Reborn as a delightful yacht marina lined with residential and commercial developments, as well as a host of restaurants, shops and bars, it has become a true destination. Housed in an 18th Century warehouse, The Dickens Inn is one of its biggest attractions, not to mention a reminder of the docks’ previous life. Offering an array of restaurants and a wonderful garden area, it’s the perfect venue to while away a summer’s day.

Tom’s Kitchen is another highlight and perfect for brunch, lunch or dinner. Its attached deli is also great if you want to eat on the go. Add to this Kilikya’s Turkish creations, Ping Pong’s dim sum, Cau’s prime Argentinian steaks and Bravas Tapas’ taste of Spain, and you have a veritable world tour of gastronomic delights waiting to be explored.

St Katharine Docks. 5mins walk | 0.3 miles from The Ordnance Building.

St Katharine Docks

The Dickens Inn is the perfect venue to while away a summer’s day.