The Must-See Attractions Near St Katharine Docks

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London wouldn’t be the global attraction that it is without the mighty Thames. The bustling waterway that snakes through the capital city provides ample entertainment in the form of river boat tours, speed boat experiences and, in the new year, rocket powered submarines which can leap out of the water at speeds of 60 km/h.

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As well as having some brilliant entertainment options for those travelling on the Thames, London also has a whole host of attractions on the shore of the mighty river. St Katharine Docks is one of the most popular destinations to visit for travellers looking for a slice of waterside entertainment, and it’s worth the taxi ride from your opulent lodgings at the Montcalm London Marble Arch to check out just one of the must-see attractions near this famous marina.

The Medieval Banquet

Ivory House, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London E1W 1BP

One of the most unique attractions near St Katharine Docks, and indeed the whole of London, is The Medieval Banquet. This venue fuses a great menu with swashbuckling medieval entertainment in the form of elaborate sword fighting displays, magicians, jugglers, contortionists and more. The décor provides a convincing accompaniment to the entertainment too; stone floors and long tables with rich tapestries hanging from the walls merge together wonderfully to create an authentic recreation of a medieval dining hall. You’ll get unlimited re-fills on your drinks from the wenches who serve your food and the disco at the end of the night is a perfect way to round off the show.

Be warned, however; the food here is supposed to mimic the mass feasts that were a custom in the Middle Ages, so if you’re looking for a more high-end meal we suggest checking the in-house restaurants at our 5 star luxury hotels London.

Wilton’s Music Hall

1 Graces Alley, Whitechapel, London E1 8JB

Travelling north-east from the dock itself will take you to the delightful Wilton’s Music Hall. This hugely popular venue is the oldest grand music hall in the world, and has forged its esteemed reputation through consistently amazing, year-on-year rosters of live music and drama productions. Variety truly is the spice of life at Wilton’s, with a huge range of genres that will suit all audiences, and there’s also some fantastic free events to check out including prop-making groups and walks around the area.

Tower of London

St Katharine’s & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB

Another source of unmissable medieval entertainment can be found by taking a tour of the world-famous Tower of London. A stop here will give you the chance to feast your eyes on the magnificent 23,578 gemstones that make up the Crown Jewels, creating an estimated worth of between 3 and 5 billion pounds in total. What’s more, an ice rink has just been added to the inside of the tower itself. Skating here is truly special due to the medieval ambience of the fortress and the dazzling interior lights, resulting one of the most memorable ice skating sessions you’re ever likely to have.