district in East London, England, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Wapping is an area in East London. It is in the borough of Tower Hamlets, in London, United Kingdom. Wapping is by the River Thames (the longest river in England). Wapping was probably named by the Saxons when they lived here.[1] Their leader was named Waeppa.[1] England's first marine police force was created in 1798 in Wapping.[2] There were 163 bombs dropped in Wapping (including St Katherine's docks) during World War II. This was from October 7, 1940 to June 6, 1941. There is a famous landmark in Wapping called the Prospect of Whitby which is a very famous pub.

Canals of Wapping

In Wapping there are two primary schools. St. Peter's London Docks primary school and Hermitage primary school.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Malcolm Oakley (26 November 2013). "Visit Wapping in Historic East London". East London History. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  2. "Thames Police: The Museum". Thames Police. Retrieved 18 June 2015.