Winnie the Pooh sails the Thames The River Thames
From Source to Sea

London - towards Greenwich


Meaning 'marshy place'. Wapping is situated on the north bank between Tower Bridge and Limehouse.

Thistle Tower Hotel

St Katherines Dock lies behind the hotel. The old warehouse buildings now have shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs on their ground floors and offices above. 

Olivers Wharf

Oliver's Wharf (seen on the right in the above photo,) was built between 1869 and 1870 in the  style of Victorian gothic. It was purchased in 1972 for £100,000, divided into 23 units, and has now turned into sub-divided apartments.

Another wharf converted into appartments

River Police Headquaters

Police boat

Execution Dock

Pirates were hanged at here including Captain Kid in 1701. The gallows were located by the Thames so that the tide could wash over the body three times.
Pirates ambushed ships coming into the area and also stole outgoing cargoes.

Tea, coffee, sugar, rum, spices, silks, furs and tobacco were just some of the cargoes brought into this area during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Millennium Dome
Summary - from source to sea
Start of Voyage down the Thames Contents Page Introduction
Facts about the Thames Flooding Thames Basin
Pollution Erosion Tributaries


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