Wapping: Pioneers and Pirates

By the 19th century London could boast the busiest and richest docks in the world. What did that look and feel like? What evidence is left today? Where there’s now luxury flats, scratch the surface and there’s plenty of history to find!

On this walk from Tower Hill to Wapping we will discover the ever-changing docklands that have been innovating for centuries.

Wapping Walking Tour | Look Up London


We’ll uncover industrial remains, hear the grisly tales from execution dock and get to know the extraordinary pioneers (and pirates!) who lived and worked along the Thames.

Wapping Walking Tour | Look Up London

The walk starts from Tower Gateway DLR and ends at Wapping Station, lasting around 90mins.

Wapping Walking Tour | Look Up London

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A fascinating insight into the history of the area and uncovering some of its quirky stories. Katie’s knowledge and enthusiasm for her subject makes for a a really enjoyable way to explore areas of the city.” – Tripadvisor Review

All Look Up London tours focus on the hidden stories, trying to spot the details above your eye line that are often missed by passersby. There’s a lot of information in an architectural detail, a crest or a sculpture that tells you about the history of the area! See all the walks here.