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Pretty spot

We passed through here on our walk on the Thames Path. There were several people swimming off the... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
James P
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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A lovely walk with the wizards

Lovely streets unencumbered by tourists and small pub frequented by Gandalf (well, the actor) make... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
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11 Jul 2018
“Pretty spot”
8 Oct 2017
“A lovely walk with the wizards”
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

We passed through here on our walk on the Thames Path. There were several people swimming off the pontoons and further round some fishermen.

Thank James P
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely streets unencumbered by tourists and small pub frequented by Gandalf (well, the actor) make for a great walk enjoying some of the best the city has to offer

1  Thank Nolinice
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I wandered past Shadwell Basin at the conclusion of a day-long walk down the Regent's Canal to Limehouse Basin and up the Thames to Tower Bridge. The apartments lining the basin are vintage late-1980s architecture. The Basin itself is notable in that it's the largest...More

Thank Abbotsbury92
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Well I certainly welcome all of the people who tend to descend on our basin either at weekends or when the sun is out. Certainly when the weather is good and its a weekend, you'll see lots of walkers, joggers, dog walkers and also groups...More

6  Thank Roz S
Reviewed 18 July 2015

I am lucky enough to live very close to Shadwell Basin. The buildings around it have a certain, slightly desolate, 80s feel. However, the basin itself is wonderful. Wildlife abounds and it's great to see the local watersports club in action; kayaking and sailing. There...More

1  Thank Yvonne A
Reviewed 19 November 2014

Shadwell Basin is a really small and perfectly formed basin near Wapping/ Limehouse/ Tower Bridge. It is a pretty area with nice houses all around the waterside. Along my jogging route, I enjoy the beauty and serenity of this place as I go through it...More

1  Thank Ibadanboy
Reviewed 8 November 2014

Saw a few brave people swim here over the years. When it got hot in the summer, I went for a splash here twice as well. Sure, it's not exactly a beach destination, but it's doable, and the water is fairly warm. Weekly kayak training...More

Thank Ed K
Reviewed 4 May 2013 via mobile

I live in the area and visit this area almost everyday. I love the atmosphere and the tiny lakes. River Thames runs through the area not so far away from the basin. If you're just looking to have a picnic in nearby Shadwell park or...More

Thank Ruhulz
Reviewed 1 May 2013 via mobile

With Canary Wharf in the near distance who would except a little place like this with swans and ducks! Great little place to chill out or jog around.

Thank Purdy1311
Reviewed 16 February 2010

A very nice basin in Wapping, surrounded by very nice red and blue buildings. There's also a church, called St Paul's church (not the big one :-) Early morning joggers and pidgeons complete the picture. A little lake in the big city...

1  Thank Faldi
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