St. Katharine Pier & St. Katharine Docks
About St. Katharine Pier
St. Katharine Dock was constructed in 1827 by Thomas Telford and takes its name from “St. Katharine’s by the Tower”, a medieval hospital which stood on the site. The docks officially opened in 1828.
The docks became popular with expensive cargo’s from around the world including ivory, perfumes, marble, tea, spices & rum. The docks eventually closed during the industrial revolution due to the increasing size of cargo ships.
Today St. Katharine’s is a haven for yachts with bars, restaurants and shops. Closely situated to the Tower of London & Tower Bridge, St. Katharine Pier is a quieter and picturesque alternative to Tower Pier.
Docklands Light Railway
St. Katharine Pier
Thames River Services operate daily sightseeing tours between Westminster Pier, St. Katharine Pier (for Tower of London) & Greenwich Pier. During the summer months Thames River Services operate the only river tours through the Thames Flood barrier, departing Westminster Pier, St. Katharine Pier & Greenwich Pier five times a day.
Circular Cruise Westminster
Circular Cruise Westminster operate hop-on/off sightseeing tours between Westminster Pier & St. Katharine Pier.
Near St. Katharine Pier
St. Katharine Pier Gallery
It’s National Afternoon Tea Week so why not indulge with an afternoon tea & a glass of Prosecco with a river view. Below are just a selection of afternoon tea’s