|...How the Dickens did it get here?...|
|DICKENS INN||LONDON E1 9LB||St. Katherine's Dock|
||Charles Dickens was a patron of many London pubs but this was not one of them. In fact the Dickens Inn has been a pub for just 25 years.
It was formerly an eighteenth century brewery, its timber frame incorporated into a later warehouse building. Painstakingly scooped up, it was brought whole to its new home in St Katherine's Dock. Photos of the process are displayed in the pub.
The huge, three storey timber building makes a very pretty pub and is decked with hanging baskets of seasonal flowers.
The first floor has a large bar and seating area for bar food. On the two floors above, is a pizza bar and a pricey restaurant.
|St. Katherine's Dock is a popular tourist attraction near Tower Bridge. Built by Thomas Telford in the early nineteenth century, it was one of the most important docks in London, not least because of it's proximity to the City of London.
The old warehouses have been converted into luxury apartments and shops. The quays now act as a marina.
It is a tranquil place to stroll around and the Dickens Inn provides a welcome resting place.
OPEN Mon-Sat 11.00-23.00|
TEL 020 7488 1226
Restaurant 020 7488 2208
Credit Cards: All major
|BEER Courage, Adnams|