LONDON FOOD, STREET FOOD VIDEO, GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH. Discover London’s gourmet paradise along the Riverside at St. Katharine Docks. Our World Food Market by Epicurean Events brings cuisines from all over the world with organically sourced and freshly prepared treats for a quick and tasty lunch.
With a selection of regularly changing food traders, you can enjoy dishes including Gyoza Dumplings, Spanish Paella, Thai Noodles, Fish and Chips and many many more.
Feast at the different stalls every Saturday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on the Riverside (in front of The Tower Hotel). The market takes place on Marble Quay every Friday 11am – 3pm, offering city workers, visitors and Londoners their weekly gourmet treat. With over 20 food stalls offering a diverse range of delicious dishes, including British stew and dumplings, Jamaican patties, Middle Eastern falafels and Mediterranean Paella you’ll be sure to find something that takes your fancy. St Katharine Docks is a mixed-use development in London, England. It is within Central London and located in the East End and part of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It was one of the commercial docks serving London on the north side of the River Thames and is close to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. St Katharine was part of the Port of London, in the redevelopment zone now known as the Docklands, and is now a popular housing and leisure complex.
Boats moored in St Katharine Docks
Boats waiting to enter from the Thames, September 2011
The area now features offices, public and private housing, a large hotel, shops and restaurants, a pub (The Dickens Inn, a former brewery dating back to the 18th century), a yachting marina and other recreational facilities. It remains a popular leisure destination.
The east dock is now dominated by the City Quay residential development, comprising more than 200 privately owned flats overlooking the marina. The south side of the east dock is surrounded by the South Quay Estate which was originally social housing. The dock is still used by small to medium-sized boats on a daily basis. Because of their very restricted capacity and inability to cope with large modern ships, the St Katharine Docks were among the first to be closed in 1968, and were sold to the Greater London Council. The site was leased to the developers Taylor Woodrow and most of the original warehouses around the western basin were demolished and replaced by modern commercial buildings in the early 1970s, beginning with the bulky Tower Hotel (designed by Renton Howard Wood Partnership; opened in September 1973) on a site parallel to the river just to the east of Tower Bridge. This was followed by the World Trade Centre Building and Commodity Quay (both designed by architects Watkins Gray International). Development around the eastern basin was completed in the 1990s. The docks themselves becoming a marina. The development has often been cited as a model example of successful urban redevelopment.
In 1980, a plan was approved to open a St Katharine Docks Underground station on the proposed extension of the Jubilee line. It would have been between Fenchurch Street and Wapping. An eastwards extension was eventually built as part of the Jubilee line, but took a different route south of the Thames. The closest stations to the Docks today are Tower Hill (tube) and Tower Gateway DLR station, both roughly equidistant from the north-west corner of the Docks.
Between 2005 and 2008 the former Danish lightship „Lightship X” (Ten) was moored on the west dock, and used as a restaurant, before returning to Denmark.
The marina, including restaurants and offices, was owned by Max Property Group, operated by investor Nick Leslau, since 2011, and was sold to Blackstone Group in 2014. Over the next three years, Blackstone completed a major restoration. In May 2017, the company retained agents to find potential buyers for the complex; the listing price was £435m. In October 2017, however, Blackstone withdrew the property from the market because bids were below the asking price. St Katharine Docks took their name from the former hospital of St Katharine’s by the Tower, built in the 12th century, which stood on the site.