Located in the East London, in the proximity of the Borough of Tower Hamlets, Wapping district is stretching within the limits of River Thames (north bank) and the old place named The Highway.
Living In Wapping
Located in the East London, in the proximity of the Borough of Tower Hamlets, Wapping district is stretching within the limits of River Thames (north bank) and the old place named The Highway. Being linked nearby the river, opened to Wapping's inhabitants a strong maritime water road.
Residential area shows terraced houses, buildings converted into residential property, located in quiet area or near the channel, with majestic views. Well known for its inter war buildings, historically original designed structures were destroyed during the Blitz and continued its decay with the Second World War bombing over London. During the 1980s, the London Docklands Development Corporation transformed former Wapping warehouses into luxury flats.
Sights and Attractions
The water road makes the area highly attractive, among them, Prospect of Whitby and Wapping Stairs being famous. The "Battle of Wapping will remain in the humanity history as the "fight" between Rupert Murdoch and News International printing and publishing company workers. In the Wapping area, in 1986, Murdoch established its future printing factory turning Wapping into a famous area.
The Docklands area is famous due to a rich maritime history, whose evidences are still held in the Thames Police Museum, in the Marine Support Unit files. The remains of the St John's Church (a tower and shell) have been transformed for housing. Among Wapping attractions to visit are picturesque Wapping Old Stairs and Pelican Stairs, old stairs which permit the access to the Thames riverside.