A Wapping Adventure Walking Tour

The other East End, and all things sailor town.

About the Wapping Walking Tour

Wapping was once a franchise of executions and home to more pirates than the Caribbean.

The Docklands became derelict lands, home to a tiger on the loose and a gruesome burial.

Wapping is where Tobacco was once the king of sailor town.

There is so much to explore in this walking tour, from the artist Turner to the infamous Captain Kidd.

Key facts about this tour

Start time:11:00 am
Expected end time:13:00 (1pm)
Leaving from:Wapping Station
Ending at:Cable Street near Shadwell Station
Estimated walking distance:1 mile

What to expect on this walking tour

This walking tour is 120 minutes long. You will walk approximately one mile and see hundreds of years of history.

Once you have experienced your tour you will be able to say you have seen:

  • Wapping High Street
  • Dead Man Stairs
  • Tobacco Dock
  • St George’s in the East.
  • And so much more!

Tour location map

Things to do after your tour

Once you’ve finished your walking tour why not visit some of the other exciting London locations below?

Brick Lane

Brick Lane, often referred to as London’s “Curry Mile,” is a vibrant cultural hub bursting with street art, trendy boutiques, and a diverse array of international cuisine, with a particular focus on Indian and Bangladeshi dishes. Known for its bustling Sunday market that’s a haven for foodies, antique collectors, and fashion lovers alike, it’s an eclectic mix of the traditional and the contemporary.

Tower of London

The Tower of London, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an iconic castle with nearly a thousand years of history, home to the Crown Jewels, royal armories, and infamous tales of intrigue. Step back in time as you explore its imposing White Tower, medieval walls, and the haunting Traitors’ Gate, providing an unforgettable journey into the city’s royal past.

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