Yesterday, Saturday 24th March, a beautiful swan landed in Riverside Mansions car park in Wapping during the early hours.
She stayed until mid-afternoon, happily sipping water given to her by residents but the swan didn’t seem impressed with offerings of bread - preferring instead to investigate the rubbish bins for herself.
The car park at Riverside Mansions quickly became a popular attraction, until residents were advised by the RSPCA that the swan needed to be left alone to make her way out of the car park unaided.
In pictures: Swan visits a Wapping car park
“@WappingLondon There’s a swan in the car park!” tweeted @AlexLondonLife yesterday morning. @mrdankay tweeted an hour later: “Swan guarding the bins at Riverside Mansions”!
This isn’t the first time a feathered Wapping resident has strayed from the canal. In 2010 an adventurous cygnet had to be escorted off of the Green Bank estate by the RSPCA after being separated from it’s parents [view 2010 story].