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HMS Argyll arrives in London

HMS Argyll arrives in London

HMS Argyll passed Wapping in the dark early hours this morning and travelled under Tower Bridge before taking a temporary berth next to HMS Belfast. HMS Argyll will stay in London until this Sunday 19th January, when the ship is scheduled to leave London and pass beneath Tower Bridge at 4.05pm and by Wapping shortly after just as the sun sets [...]

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Fireworks and Happy New Year from What’s in Wapping

Fireworks and Happy New Year from What’s in Wapping

Stunning fireworks exploded at the London Eye on the River Thames for New Year 2014 and with Wapping’s close ties to the River Thames, we want to give a special mention to those who supported from the water and are often forgotten: Tower RNLI and the Marine Police Unit [...]

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Best of Wildlife in Wapping 2013 – photos

Best of Wildlife in Wapping 2013 – photos

It’s been an exciting, eventful and at times hard year for wildlife here in Wapping. So I, the Wapping Squirrel am delighted to have survived and been invited to write for What’s in Wapping and share my wildlife highlights from the last 12 months [...]

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Two stabbed and Police officer injured during violent scenes at Pennington Street in Wapping

Two stabbed and Police officer injured during violent scenes at Pennington Street in Wapping

Two people were stabbed and a Police officer injured at an illegal ‘Santa Stomp’ rave at Pennington Street, Wapping last night. Emergency services were brought in from across London, including 16 vehicles and police in riot gear who attended [...]

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The new crane at New Crane Wharf in Wapping

The new crane at New Crane Wharf in Wapping

Whilst visiting Rotherhithe today, we had to smile at the sight of a bright orange 100 foot NCK Andes crane helping to repair the side of New Crane Wharf, which itself boasts some of Wapping and the Docklands finest cranes and hoists [...]

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Wapping Project sold for £3.2 million

Wapping Project sold for £3.2 million

The Wapping Project was sold on 19th July 2013 to UK Real Estate Ltd for £3.2m + VAT and the arts space will close fully on 22nd December 2013. In a recent article in the Observer, architecture critic Rowan Moore made the claim that “Complaining Nimbys have led to the closure of one of London’s most important and brightest community art spaces” but the facts do not support Rowan Moore’s story [...]

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Philip’s Garden Shed shop opens at the Wapping Project

Philip’s Garden Shed shop opens at the Wapping Project

For the next three weekends, the Wapping Project greenhouse is home to Philip’s Garden shed shop and opens from midday on both Saturday and Sunday. Perfect for seasonal gifts, Philip’s Garden Shed has some lovely treats, including handmade sweets, honey and beautiful hand knitted hats [...]

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Gloriana passes Tower Bridge and arrives at HMS President for Lord Mayor’s Show 2013 – photos

At 9:25am last Saturday 9th November, QRB Gloriana and the Lord Mayor’s flotilla passed under Tower Bridge on the River Thames before arriving at HMS President in Wapping where the new Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Fiona Woolf disembarked [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ride London cycle event road closures for Wapping – 4th August

Ride London cycle event road closures for Wapping – 4th August

The Prudential RideLondon cycling festival takes place this weekend and Wapping will be significantly affected by road closures and diversions from 5am on Sunday 4th August when the Highway will be closed [...]

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Resident groups call for support in objecting to Network Wapping’s Neighbourhood Planning Forum application

Resident groups call for support in objecting to Network Wapping’s Neighbourhood Planning Forum application

Community groups in the area are asking members and local residents to object to the Neighbourhood Planning Forum application made by Network Wapping to formally represent E1W before the deadline on 30 July 2013. Network Wapping has repeatedly ignored and failed to engage with established local community groups in the area since it was formed two years ago by John Bell, an architect and Shadwell resident [...]

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London Triathlon road closures for Wapping – 28 July 2013

London Triathlon road closures for Wapping – 28 July 2013

The 2013 London Triathlon takes place this weekend around the ExCeL in Docklands and Wapping will be affected by road closures and diversions from 5am on Sunday 28th July [...]

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Costa del Wapping basks in sunshine – at the Wapping Shindig 2013

Costa del Wapping basks in sunshine – at the Wapping Shindig 2013

Temperatures rose above thirty degrees during the heatwave in Wapping this weekend and residents flocked to Wapping Green for the third and possibly best ever Wapping Shindig. “Community spirit at it’s best, no one does it like Wapping!”, said local resident [...]

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Matilda nursery summer fete – Saturday 15th June 2013

Matilda nursery summer fete – Saturday 15th June 2013

Matilda Community Day Nursery invite Wapping to their Summer Fete from 12pm to 4pm this Saturday 15th June. Enjoy cakes, hot food, face painting, books, toys and a children’s play area at Matilda Nursery in St Katharines Way, Wapping [...]

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