Living in Wapping area information and guide

Wapping area overview

Wapping makes up a thin strip of land on the north bank of the river located between the City and Canary Wharf. Its proximity to the financial centres of the capital mean it's hugely popular with layers, doctirs and bankers who live in the trendy converted warehouses that line the cobbled streets. The area stands out as having a very high population of British people, something quite rare for deepest inner London, particularly on the east side of town. Wapping is undergoing big changes at the moment as the former site of News International is being converted into a fancy new residential development called London Dock.

Wapping is also a popular destination for beer lovers. By the 1850s there were no fewer than 36 inns in Wapping and many of these remain today interspersed with shops and cafes that have arrived in the area since the reopening of Wapping station in 2010. Two lovely riverside pubs in particular are well worth a visit for anyone living in or passing through Wapping; The Captain Kidd and the Town of Ramsgate.

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Key statistics for
Wapping E1W

Rentonomy Ratings1
Shopping & Leisure:
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People Profile1
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Bright Young Things
< 20 years old
Bangladesh, Australia, Republic of Ireland
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Wapping?

Wapping contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • St Katherines Docks (E1W 1)
  • Wapping and the old News International works (E1W 2)
  • Shadwell (E1W 3)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Wapping

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
Tower Hill (12 min)
Liverpool Street (11 min)
Bank (6 min)
Shadwell Station
Bank (4 min)
Liverpool Street (15 min)
Bond Street (12 min)
Canada Water
Bond Street (14 min)
Tower Gateway Station
Bank (0 min)
Tower Hill
Embankment (10 min)
Aldgate East
H'smith & City
Baker Street (17 min)
Tower Hill (11 min)
Limehouse Station
Bank (6 min)
Surrey Quays
Monument (12 min)
H'smith & City
Baker Street (20 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: < 20 years old
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 69
60 - 74
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Bangladesh


33% of non-UK born population


5% of non-UK born population

Republic of Ireland

5% of non-UK born population

Type: Bright Young Things

In this area you will find lots of well-educated young singles paying high rents to live in smart inner-city apartments.

Source: Experian

Places in the local area

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