If you love being by the water then a weekend trip to Wapping in the East of the city is well worth the trek.
While Wapping may not have the best transport links of London, the reopening of the East London line station a couple of years ago makes it easier to get to.
Having been damaged during the Second World War and then severely neglected, it has recently been shown a lot more love and with this new investment in the area, alongside some of the original architecture, this stretch of the docklands is hard not to like.
Running along the River Thames and with several marinas, the sense of nautical and maritime is evident. It’s only a short walk from the Tower of London, which although provides fantastic views, does mean the area is often flooded with tourists in search of lunch spots. But there are plenty of escapes from the crowds, venture further from the marinas or walk on one of the smaller roads to explore the area as most of the tourists stick to the river path. If you fancy a more permanent stay in Wapping, a luxury converted warehouse apartment will only set you back £1m!
Oh and one final tip – St.Katherine Docks, although in Wapping, is actually closer to Tower Hill Station!