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Wapping, Tower Hamlets

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Wapping, Tower Hamlets

Wapping is a district in East London, England, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It is situated between the north bank of the River Thames and the ancient thoroughfare simply called The Highway. Wapping's proximity to the river has given it a strong maritime character, which it retains through its riverside public houses and steps, such as the Prospect of Whitby and Wapping Stairs.
Post townLONDON
Administrative CountyTower Hamlets
Traditional CountyMiddlesex
OS GridTQ3480
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code020

Other names by which Wapping, Tower Hamlets has been known in the past


Wapping, Tower Hamlets in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Wapping, par. and eccl. dist. with ry. sta., Middlesex, on river Thames, in E. of London and in parl. bor. of Tower Hamlets - par., 40 ac., pop. 2225; dist. (extending into St George in the East par.), pop. 3560; the sta. is 1½ mile SE. of Fenchurch Street sta., London; the London Docks are at Wapping.

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