More Information about Tobacco Dock, Wapping, Tower Hamlets, London, England

About A half-mile east of Tower Bridge and 1 mile west of Canary Wharf.

 

Nearest Underground stations:

Tower Hill on the Circle/District Line or Tower Gateway on the Docklands Light Railway.

 

When this area was originally developed in early nineteenth century the site covered 30 acres and specialised in high-value luxury goods such as ivory, spices, coffee and cocoa as well as wine, tobacco and wool, all stored in elegant warehouses and cellars. Tobacco Dock was one part of this scheme.

In 1990, after investing 47 million pounds converting the old warehouse, it was re-opened as a shopping centre. Soon after it was hit by a recession and soon went into receivership and closed. Over 20 years later it is still closed although properly maintained. You can see, on the previous page, the actual warehouse building to the right of the ships beyond the gates.

 

This shows the two replica ships with the warehouse on the right and the old canal and path on the left.

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Replica Sailing Vessels - click on the picture to see a larger image

Nearest Tourist Information Centres:

City Information Centre
St. Paul's Churchyard
London
England
EC4M 8BX

Tel: 0207 332 1456
Web site

Tourist Information Centre
Level 2 Information Desk
Tate Modern
Bankside
Southwark
London
England
SE1 9TG
Tel: 0207 401 5266
Email: tourisminfo@southwark.gov.uk
Web site

 

Nearest Public Toilets:

In the Tower Place development opposite the Tower of London