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Folk Customs:
April Fools Day
Baddeley Cake
Beating the Tower Boundaries
Blessing of the Throats
Bonfire Night
Changing of the Quill
Doggett's Coat and Badge Race
Footbridge Rent of one Red Rose
Hot Cross Buns for the Widow’s son
Mass for the executed Charles I
Quit Rents Ceremony
Vintners' Company Procession

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The east-London district of Wapping was historically connected with sailing and, then, with docks and warehouses built in the 19th Century. Falling into disrepair after World War II, it was revitalised as part of Docklands in the 1980s. It hit the headlines in 1986 when Rupert Murdock moved in with News International, triggering huge protests as thousands of print workers were made redundant. Wapping - located on the north side of the Thames between Tower Bridge and Shadwell - is now best known for its colourful blend of the old and the contemporary. Wharves have been converted into luxury riverside flats, while flights of time-trodden stone steps lead to the shore, and various ancient pubs, including the Town of Ramsgate and the Captain Kidd, captivate visitors. The aged Prospect of Whitby is famous for its adjacent gibbet - a replica of the gallows that stood locally at the former Execution Dock. Another popular attraction is the Wapping Project, a contemporary arts, performance and restaurant centre set in a one-time hydraulic power station. River cruises are available from Wapping, fitness fans are welcome at the John Orwell Sports Centre, and St Katharine Docks near the Tower of London offer lively shopping and dining.

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Captain Kidd
Prospect of Whitby
St Georges Tavern
Thomas More
Town of Ramsgate
Turners Old Star
White Swan and Cuckoo

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Captain Kidd
Chuzzlewits
Il Bordello Pizzeria
Lightship
Pasha
River Spice
River View
St Georges Tavern
Thomas More
Turners Old Star
Wapping Food
White Swan and Cuckoo

School

Blue Gate Fields Junior School

Sports Clubs

Kings' College Old Boys (Men's Hockey)
Kings' College Old Boys (Women's Hockey)
Wapping (Women's Hockey)

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Old School Apartment (0.58 miles)

Old School Apartment
• Located in the heart of Whitechapel and conveniently positioned for Whitechapel Tube (two stops to Liverpool Street station or a few more stops to the heart of London and the West End). Shadwell DLR ... More | visit website
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Water Gardens by Bridgestreet (0.64 miles)

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Set in a tranquil landscaped garden, The Water Gardens apartments by BridgeStreet Worldwide are located in the heart of Canary Wharf, Europe’s most vibrant and fastest growing business district. The ... More

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Marlin Apartments (0.69 miles)

Marlin Apartments

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A warm welcome to Marlin Apartments and its new landmark development situated in London’s latest district of finance and fashion. These newly built luxury apartments boast unrivalled convenience to the ... More

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Holiday Inn London Commercial Road (0.71 miles)

Holiday Inn London Commercial Road

Those looking for a place to stay in London should look no further than the Holiday Inn London - Commercial Road hotel. This newly built hotel is located in the heart of cosmopolitan East London ... More | visit website

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SACO London - Aldgate (0.78 miles)

SACO London - Aldgate

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Located on Leman Street within walking distance of the The City and just 2 minutes walk from Aldgate East Undergound Station; SACO Aldgate comprises a stylish and elegant collection of ... More

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The Royal Foundation Of St Katharine (0.79 miles)

The Royal Foundation Of St Katharine
Set around a beautiful garden, St. Katharine’s is a hidden gem where our guests enjoy simple and comfortable accommodation in peaceful surroundings. Recently refurbished, we have single, double, twin and family rooms available all of ... More | visit website
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Tower Bridge Apartments (0.80 miles)

Tower Bridge Apartments
"Luxury apartments for the discerning traveller"
Our selection of spacious luxury accomodation one and two bedroom apartments provides the perfect London base for business or pleasure ... More
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Premier Inn London City (Tower Hill) (0.84 miles)

Premier Inn London City (Tower Hill)

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This modern hotel is ideally located in the heart of London's City, only minutes from local tourist attractions like Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. Well positioned for London's banking and ... More | visit website

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London Docklands City Apartments (0.85 miles)

London Docklands City Apartments

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Set in the vibrant, sophisticated docklands area of Limehouse, these luxurious contemporary apartments are just a short walk from one of London's finest riverside locations. The City ... More

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Travelodge London Aldgate East (0.85 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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On this day:
Henry VIII ex-communicated - 1538, 1st Bowler Hats go on sale - 1849, The Wright Brothers take Flight - 1903, Mary Bell found Guilty - 1968, IRA bomb Harrods - 1983, Work begins on the Channel Tunnel - 1988, Ian Huntly found Guilty of Soham Murders - 2003
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