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Published February 24th 2017
St Katharine's Docks And The Return Of The Food Market
St. Katharine's Docks has become an ever-familiar local to many Londoners, as well as to many tourists. Its slightly hidden location and choice of amenities have made it a prime place to escape the hustle and bustle of the surrounding city.
The marina which sits in the centre of the city has grown. It now's surrounded by a range of eateries and has also seen the return of the Friday World Food Market (11am-3pm). With a plethora of coffee-shops and restaurants surrounding the Marina, it has become a great location for any meal of the day- with a view of course. The maze of bridges also makes it a nice place for a walk around the yachts and sailboats that dock in the space.
Despite its size, there are many things to see when in the marina area. Next to the cash machine by the central Starbucks, hangs a monolith that often goes unnoticed. Dedicated to The Queen, this acrylic Royal-crown-stamped monolith is the auctioned block from Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The space is often one to feature a variety of art, installations and historical artefacts that have often appeared in the summer to Autumn months. Built for the TotallyThames festival in 2014, a giant wooden hippopotamus was made and placed in the centre of the marina. There were a variety of events that took place during this time in the area, as well as one of the Queen's fleet boats which was left for viewing as well.
You can also keep up to date with a variety of events hosted by the docks and the surrounding restaurants themselves from their events page.