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Twilight Tours at the Tower of London

Twilight Tours at the Tower of London

Yeoman Warders will lead twilight tours, giving spooky after hours access to the Tower of London on selected dates from 3 November 2013. A Yeoman Warder (Beefeater) guide will tell spine shivering tales of prisoners and past residents, of royal gossip and of the secrets kept within these ancient walls and buried underneath [...]

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New weekly food market opens at Thomas More Square in Wapping

New weekly food market opens at Thomas More Square in Wapping

A new gourmet food market has arrived in Wapping’s Thomas More Square and opens from 11am to 3pm every Tuesday. Up to 30 stalls offer a variety of artisan foods, both indulgent and nutritious and include hot and cold delicacies, fine wines and sweet and savoury treats – both for lunch and to take home [...]

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St Jude’s storm uproots KEMP tree and closes Wapping Overground

St Jude’s storm uproots KEMP tree and closes Wapping Overground

Wapping was hit by howling winds in the early hours this morning, 28 October 2013 which uprooted a large mature tree in King Edward Memorial Park and storm damage elsewhere. Wapping Overground station was closed until 9am today as part of the London Overground closure but the local 100 and D3 busses ran a near normal service [...]

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Charity jumble sale at Glamis Hall on 9th November

Charity jumble sale at Glamis Hall on 9th November

A charity jumble sale will take place at Glamis Hall on the corner of Cable Street from 11am on Saturday 9th November. Jewellery, toys, books, DVDs, games, Bric a brac, art, clothes, refreshments, tombola and children’s activities will all be up for grabs [...]

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Superyacht Sea Owl parades under Tower Bridge

Superyacht Sea Owl parades under Tower Bridge

Superyacht Sea Owl passed Wapping and under Tower Bridge at midday today, 17th October and paraded in the Pool of London on the River Thames. The newly built superyacht Sea Owl is owned by American millionaire Robert Mercer who is one of the highest earning hedge fund managers [...]

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Network Wapping ignores 99% objections and reapplies as Wapping and Shadwell Neighbourhood Planning Forum

Network Wapping ignores 99% objections and reapplies as Wapping and Shadwell Neighbourhood Planning Forum

Despite 99% respondents objecting to their previous applications, Network Wapping has reapplied to become the Neighbourhood Planning Forum for Wapping and most of Shadwell. Local community groups are again calling for members and local residents to object to this latest Neighbourhood Planning Forum application made by Network Wapping [...]

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Wapping Playgroup Halloween Party on 25th October

Wapping Playgroup invite parents with children aged up to 5 years to join them in costume at a Halloween Party from 10am to 11.45am on Friday 25th October at John Orwell Sports Centre in Tench Street. Party food and drinks, face painting, a bouncy castle and lots of Halloween activities for the children [...]

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A Midsummer Nights Dream in Glamis Adventure Playground

A Midsummer Nights Dream in Glamis Adventure Playground

For six dates during October, Wapping gem, the Glamis Adventure Playground transforms into a unique Shakespeare stage. The Cornucopia Theatre Company combines its professional actors with youths from Tower Hamlets, who perform on stage as well as helping out and learning about jobs behind the scenes [...]

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Protestors demonstrate against East London NHS cuts outside the London Hospital

Protestors demonstrate against East London NHS cuts outside the London Hospital

Protesters demonstrated last night outside Wapping’s local hospital, the Royal London in Whitechapel against cuts to the NHS and the implementation of PFI across the Bart’s Hospital Trust in East London [...]

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Scandinavia Show at Tobacco Dock in Wapping – 12th and 13th October

Scandinavia Show at Tobacco Dock in Wapping – 12th and 13th October

The Scandinavia Show 2013 will take place at Tobacco Dock in Wapping this weekend 12th-13th October. Promising a variety of shows, including one of London’s greatest Scandi chefs, delicious food, huskies, reindeer, viking camps and moomins are amongst the attractions that will appeal to all ages [...]

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Public exhibition about London Dock planning application – 9th and 12th October

Public exhibition about London Dock planning application – 9th and 12th October

St George, the new owners of the ex News International site in Wapping (renamed London Dock) will hold a public exhibition on 9th and 12th October 2013 to present amendments to their planning application submitted in May 2013 which includes adjustments to the proposed development in response to feedback from local people, the council and other stakeholders [...]

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London Tattoo Convention at Tobacco Dock – in pictures

London Tattoo Convention at Tobacco Dock – in pictures

The ninth London Tattoo Convention has brought body art enthusiasts and top tattoo artists from all over the world to Tobacco Dock in Wapping this weekend. From weird to wonderful to beautiful, ink has been hard at work in every corner of grade 1 listed Tobacco Dock [...]

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Demolition & redevelopment of former St Patrick’s school and social club buildings – public exhibition

Demolition & redevelopment of former St Patrick’s school and social club buildings – public exhibition

A public exhibition will take place in Wapping this Friday 27th and Saturday 28th September 2013 to present proposals about the demolition and redevelopment of two buildings in Dundee Street, Wapping: the former St Patrick’s RC Primary School and the St Patrick’s Social Club [...]

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Ballymore Group joins forces with Peter Marlow to capture essence of new development

Ballymore Group joins forces with Peter Marlow to capture essence of new development

The Ballymore Group is delighted to announce it has appointed globally renowned photographer Peter Marlow to capture the progression of 21 Wapping Lane [...]

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London International Tattoo Convention 2013 at Tobacco Dock in Wapping

London International Tattoo Convention 2013 at Tobacco Dock in Wapping

The 2013 London International Tattoo Convention takes place at Tobacco Dock in Wapping from 27th to 29th September. For three days, Tobacco Dock at 50 Porters Walk will be packed with the world’s best tattoo artists practicing in public, alongside exhibitions, musical acts and entertainers [...]

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Open House ‘Wapping’ – Marine Police Museum and Hermitage Moorings

Open House ‘Wapping’ – Marine Police Museum and Hermitage Moorings

This weekend, two Wapping treasures, the Thames Marine Police Museum and Hermitage Community Moorings will open for public access as part of Open House London 2013. These are just two of over 800 buildings across London will open their doors during the weekend of Saturday 21st September and Sunday 22nd September [...]

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Ships’ Opera perform in front of Tower Bridge on the River Thames

Ships’ Opera perform in front of Tower Bridge on the River Thames

A fleet of historic vessels performed the main act of ’1513: A Ships Opera’ in front of Tower Bridge on the River Thames as part of the Thames Festival 2013 last night. Led by Lightship 95, the instruments of the Ships’ opera were wholly made up of traditional steam whistles, bells, horns, hooters, sirens and cannon fire [...]

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Wine, beer and booze – Wapping’s Victualler wine bar to celebrate first birthday

Wine, beer and booze – Wapping’s Victualler wine bar to celebrate first birthday

“It has only taken a year, and the secret is now well and truly out”, says Colin Hampden-White who shares his recommendations with us. Victualler wine bar in Garnet Street, Wapping invite you to join them and celebrate their first birthday this Saturday 14th September [...]

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Mayor’s Thames Festival 2013 – from 6 to 15 September

The 2013 Mayor’s Thames Festival starts today and will take place over an extended ten day period this year from 6th to 15th September which includes a Classic Boat Festival at St Katharine Docks [...]

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Free sport at John Orwell Sports Centre in Wapping on 7th September

Free sport at John Orwell Sports Centre in Wapping on 7th September

John Orwell Sports Centre in Tench Street, Wapping are holding a free family ‘try a sport’ day this Saturday 7th September from 10am to 3pm. Everyone is invited to have a go at shooting the most hoops, beating the goalie and seeing how high they can jump in gymnastics [...]

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Clipper yachts arrive in St Katharine Docks & race village opens

Clipper yachts arrive in St Katharine Docks & race village opens

Yesterday afternoon, 23 August, a fleet of twelve Clipper yachts arrived to cheering crowds in St Katharine Docks. The Clipper race village at St Katharine Docks is now open to the public from today until Sunday 1st September when the 2013 Clipper race officially starts [...]

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Catalina waterplane, FTI Berlin & canoe stunts – an interesting day on the River Thames for Wapping

Catalina waterplane, FTI Berlin & canoe stunts – an interesting day on the River Thames for Wapping

Yesterday saw some particularly interesting river traffic on the River Thames passing Wapping. It’s certainly not every day you get to see amphibious aircraft Catalina G-PBYA, the giant cruise ship FTI Berlin and a canoeist “performing” stunts [...]

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99% respondents object but Network Wapping will reapply to become Wapping’s Neighbourhood Planning Forum

By the end of the additional consultation period, 150 of the 152 (99%) individual responses to Network Wapping’s application were objections. This excludes objections made by community groups on behalf of more than one person – such as those by the Wapping Bangladeshi Association, Limehouse Community Forum, Save KEMP, Friends of St Katharine Docks and Turk’s Head Charity [...]

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The Olympic anniversary – a unique look back at London 2012 from Wapping

The Olympic anniversary – a unique look back at London 2012 from Wapping

A unique look back at what the London 2012 Olympics meant for Wapping. Starting at the very beginning in the winter of January 2012 we pay tribute to the many Tower Bridge abseilers [...]

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Ride London cycle races fly past a deserted Wapping

Ride London cycle races fly past a deserted Wapping

Ride London cycle races flew past Wapping at lightening speed as part of a weekend of cycling events to inspire London onto two wheels. Roads closed, cutting Wapping off from 5am on Sunday 4th August, for the Surrey 100 bike ride, which London mayor, Boris Johnson completed and described as ‘unbelievable’ [...]

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