A Wapping Date in London

A hidden gem just east of Tower Bridge, Wapping provides a great setting for a date.

If you’re meeting in the daytime we’d recommend starting your date in one of the lovely pubs that sit right on the Thames giving you picture perfect views of Canary Wharf. The Prospect of Whitby is a charming little pub that gives that air of times past and cosy chairs to get comfortable in. Or if you fancy going that bit cheaper, the Captain Kidd is a Sam Smiths pub so you can afford to treat your date to a few drinks, without compromising on the views. However if it’s lunch you’re after, the LDG wouldn’t recommend either for food. Instead we’d recommend taking a walk by the river heading towards Canary Wharf and treating yourselves to a meal at Gordon Ramsay’s The Narrow. This serves fantastic choices of British dishes at affordable prices.

The Captain Kidd in Wapping

For an evening meal we love the food at Il Bordello, a popular little Italian restaurant sitting just down from the Captain Kidd. Always packed out due it’s great reputation, Il Boredello has a pretty extensive menu so you should able to find something that takes your fancy. The asparagus ravioli is our particular favourite.

If you fancy a walk there’s loads of sights to see in and around Wapping. If you follow the canal from beautiful St Katherine’s Docks your walk will take you past the the ships at Tobacco Docks, through Wapping park and on to a walk beside the Thames. If you make your way down to The Narrow then you can walk along the canal which starts from Limehouse and goes right up to Little Venice near Paddington. Or if it’s some culture that you’re after then the Tower of London or the Tower Bridge exhibition are just down the road.

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