A base for unloading valuable commodities is now a bespoke accommodation choice for City professionals looking to rent in East London. However, it is not the first time that the docks in London have been repurposed.
In the eighties, News International relocated their entire newspaper operation from Fleet Street to this Wapping site in the shadow of Tower Bridge. The media giants have moved on, but their legacy provided plenty for UK developers St George London to build upon. The result is a 15 acre development that is set to redefine the parameters of luxury urban living in east of London.
Positioned just behind Wapping High Street and next to St Katherine Docks, London Dock features Manhattan, one and two bedroom apartments that are designed to the highest standards with today's professional tenant in mind. Convenience is the by-word here with a 24 hour concierge service on hand to cater for the needs of residents who also have access to a superbly equipped private fitness centre with pool, squash courts and treatment rooms, a virtual golf suite, plush screening room, landscaped gardens, managed parking plus a variety of bars and restaurants on the doorstep.
The E1 location of London Dock means that it is within walking distance from the world's most famous financial district. Tower Hill Tube station (Zone 1) provides speedy links to the West End via the District and Circle lines while Tower Gateway is a main terminus for the DLR route to Canary Wharf and London City Airport. St Katherine's Pier is a prominent riverbus stop connecting to Docklands and Greenwich. Whitechapel Station provides an ultra-fast Crossrail service to Heathrow International Airport as well as overground services to Zone 2 areas.