Guide type: Area Guide
23rd June 2015
Enjoying this area with family, friends or even alone is made so easy with the picturesque parks and various places to indulge yourself in some culture. Explore everything Wapping has to offer and fall in love with the area, it would be hard not to.
Wapping is home to some charming parks that are perfect for helping you on your way to relaxation after a hectic day in the city. Wapping Rose Garden makes it difficult to believe that you are so close to the London chaos; this garden has a charming history because the oldest bush there, which dates back to the 1930’s, still blooms just a single rose every year.
Another green space which is an asset to the district of Wapping, is the King Edward Memorial Park, only an eight minute walk from both Wapping Overground and Shadwell Overground, there is no excuse not to pay this park a visit. Being the eleventh largest park in the Tower Hamlets, King Edward Memorial Park is the place to be to enjoy time with the family.
At the heart of the community, Wilton’s Grand Music Hall is perfect for music lovers to appreciate concerts, live music and much more. Tours are offered around this historic landmark too, allowing the public to delve into the culture and heritage of one of the oldest music halls in the world.
For literature lovers, the quaint and friendly atmosphere of The Wapping Project Bookshop may be of more appeal. Let your imagination run wild with the impressive collection of books, discover some new recipes from the alluring cookery books or make your little ones explore their love for literature with the entertaining selection of children’s stories. The thing that sets this bookshop apart from the rest is the welcoming atmosphere; including a cosy wood-burning stove in the winter.
After soaking up the all of the culture, why not revel in the sublimity that is St Katherine Docks. This area is the place to go to lap up the life of leisure and wine and dine next to the marina.