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Pirates, Pilgrims and Penthouses with Brian Cookson

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Explore the North Bank from the Tower to Limehouse. Trace the history of this fascinating area of Thames waterfront with highlights including the former St Katharine Docks and London Dock.

Learn the macabre origin of the name Wapping where the London Docks were constructed in 1805. Discover its sinister past from Execution Dock to the notorious 16th century inn, "The Prospect of Whitby". Enjoy spectacular riverside views, walk down cobbled streets lined with 19th century warehouses converted into exclusive apartments, and hear about the time when these streets were bustling with activity during the heyday of the docks.