All the stories, big and small, from all over the Docks


Winter 2023

18 January 2024

St Katharine Docks Marina continues to clean up its act

Marinas must do their bit for the environment, and SKD Marina is no exception


Summer 2023

24 May 2023

Dunkirk Little Ships mark Coronation at St Katharine Docks

St. Katharine Docks plays host to the largest gathering of Dunkirk Little Ships in years


Spring 2023

24 March 2023

Moon 60 Power Debuts at St Katharine Docks

S6 Marine, in association with Moon Yacht, Poland, presents the new Moon 60 Power at its Global Launch Preview event this weekend at St Katharine Docks, London.
28 February 2023

London Luxury Afloat 2023 – tickets available now!

The UK’s most luxurious boat show in the heart of the capital
10 January 2023

London Luxury Afloat

London’s St Katharine Docks Marina is preparing to host the prestigious London Luxury Afloat boat show for a second year this April
10 January 2023

Become a Dockmaster at SKD Marina

St. Katharine Docks Marina has a busy and exciting season ahead, and is looking for a Dockmaster to join its friendly team.


Summer 2022

14 July 2022

Five Gold Anchor Award for St Katharine Docks

18 May 2022

St Katharine Docks Carbon Offset scheme for marina visitors


Spring 2022

22 March 2022


St Katharine Docks Marina has welcomed back its seasonal ‘Royal’ resident. Her Majesty The Queen’s Royal Row Barge, Gloriana, arrived back at the Docks in March after its annual winter refit and repose. Described as a showcase of traditional British boat-building, the 92-foot decorative barge was built to mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.


Spring 2021

15 April 2021


It’s not as though many of us need an excuse for a cup of tea. But National Tea Day on the 21st April is certainly an event worth celebrating.

St. Katharine Docks was once the dropping off point for 32,000 tonnes of tea each year, from as far afield as China, India and what was then Ceylon. A point commemorated by The London Tea History Association’s plaque near Ivory House.


Autumn 2020

30 October 2020

Preparing your boat for winter

The time of the year has come, when days get shorter and darker, and cold snaps are more and more frequent. Sailing and boating activities are rather limited, and it is the perfect opportunity for boat owners to inspect and service their vessels for any damages that may have occurred over the season.


Spring 2020

27 March 2020


If, like most of us, you’re currently holed up in isolation, keep your spirits high (and your bellies full) with a dose of home-cooking. This doesn’t mean hours stressing over a hot-stove, as our first recipe from the team at Natural Kitchen proves.
23 March 2020


Due to the latest government guidance surrounding COVID-19, the majority of our restaurants, cafes and bars have temporarily closed their doors to dine-in visitors. However, the Docks’ newest addition has found a new way to trade, whilst also supporting the local community.


Winter 2019

11 February 2020

Welcoming Island Global Yachting at St. Katharine Docks

We are excited to announce that St. Katharine Docks Marina joins the network of Island Global Yachting (IGY) Marinas!
IGY, the international marina operator, will be managing, marketing and branding the Docks, bringing its industry-leading knowledge, to further enhance the marina operations and customer service.
We are pleased to welcome IGY and we feel confident that our marina will benefit from globally renowned best practices and continue to develop its premium services & facilities further.
27 December 2019

2019: A year filled with firsts for SKD

As not only the year, but the decade too, draws to a close, St. Katharine Docks looks back at a fine year filled with some very special highlights and memorable moments.
10 December 2019

A Day in the Life of a Dock Master

Go behind the scenes with Jamie, one of our Dock Masters and explore how a day working at St. Katharine Docks Marina can be!
02 December 2019

The freshest catch of the day

We hear about farm to table dining in some of the finest restaurants across the world, and now at St. Katharine Docks Theodore Kyriakou and Wade Mundford are taking inspiration from London’s only city-centre marina to deliver the freshest of catches with their boat to plate concept, in a polished but cosy new restaurant.


Autumn 2019

24 September 2019

5 Gold Anchors Award

St. Katharine Docks, central London's only marina, has received the prestigious 5 Gold Anchors Award, one of the highest accreditations for its outstanding customer services & facilities.


Summer 2019

12 September 2019

To Winter Moor or Not To Winter Moor?

Sailing during the winter months can sometimes be challenging due to adverse weather conditions.If you're interested in giving yourself a break from sailing amidst cold and rainy weather, and have your boat safely moored until you set sails again, why not consider central London's only marina?
10 August 2019

AHOY-ly important cause

On the 6th August, 10 boats set off from Chelsea Harbour for Greenwich. Nine of them were rowed by businesses from around the Docks!

It was a bright, sunny day with friends, family and safety boats on hand to support. Thanks to the Thames’ busy water lanes, the 8.5 nautical mile journey was anything but tranquil. The nine teams showed great motivation to raise money for The AHOY Centre, a charity that uses sailing as an educational tool to help people get on in life.
16 May 2019

Does Recreational Boating Affect the Environment?

Owning a boat is a highly-valued recreational activity and no one should be denied a fun and relaxing day on a boat. However, environmentally conscious boaters should always bear in mind that some of the activities associated with their boats, may have severe unintentional or unexpected impacts on the marine environment.


Spring 2019

01 September 2019

Noodles Hoh!

Saiphin and Alex Moore have lived in Wapping for years. And after seeing their first venture, Rosa's Thai Cafe, expand into 17 locations – they're about to start on their new adventure.
Says Saiphin, "Rosa's is like my first child. I'll always love it, and I'll still be hands-on in the kitchen and developing recipes. But it's great to be able to do something new with Hoh Sek."
08 May 2019

Stepping On Board 'Lady Daphne': A Voyage in History

St. Katharine Docks is glad to be the permanent home of Lady Daphne, one of the most famous of London's classic wooden barges still sailing. Meeting on board with Sam Howe and Andy Taylor (her caretakers), James Kent (her skipper of more than 20 years), Graham Piper and Laurie Watkins (her mates) and of course, Marzi (the ship's dog and the big boss), we went through some Q+A's to help you immerse deep into her history and discover the opportunities for a visit.


Winter 2018

08 May 2019

2018: We'll miss you!

It’s been a stunning year at St. Kats. 2019 has a lot to live up to.

There’s something really special building around the Docks. From the wonderful vessels and the characters who sail them to the successful business and our growing numbers of visitors – our community’s never been stronger. And it led to some truly memorable events and celebrations during 2018.
08 May 2019


If you take a stroll around the Docks, you might notice three new yellow rings floating on the surface of the water. They’re the tops of our new Seabins – which are set to play a valuable role in our efforts to keep the marina sparkling clean.
08 May 2019


If you’ve a tooth as sweet as we do at Overboard, you’ll be buzzing when you hear that St. Katharine Docks is getting properly stuck into Honey Week, which kicks off on 23rd October.
08 May 2019


“It was built as hydro-graphic launch, but ended up carrying Sir Winston Churchill’s coffin up the Thames.”

Excitingly, June 9th is Marina Day. To celebrate, we thought we’d get our very own Marina General Manager, Paul Tetlow, to share some little-known stories about the Docks.
08 May 2019


“We’re in danger of irreversibly damaging the purity of our rivers and seas.”

Plastic pollution is an issue we’re all too aware of at St Katharine Docks: we collect three bin bags of rubbish each day. So when Carolyn Newton and Carlos De Sousa from The Whale Company told us about their Paddle Board Challenge, we jumped on it straightaway.
08 May 2019


“We’re all about adding to the community as well as amazing workouts.”

We’ve been watching with interest as the new F45 Tower Hill gym takes shape in International House. Ahead of its launch, we thought we’d take a closer look at what’s in store.
08 May 2019


“These problems are too important to be poorly communicated”

Earth Day falls on the 22nd April this year. And to properly mark the event, Gavin Ellis, founder of environmental campaigners Hubbub, will be coming down to the Docks to talk us through his work.
08 May 2019


Over the Easter weekend, St. Katharine Docks turned into a hunting ground for families and eager children.

Specially-designed eggs were placed on placards all over the docks, to celebrate our 190th anniversary. Each featured a cargo that was once unloaded off the ships that moored here, from tea and wool, to carpets, indigo and marble.

While the weather was mixed, there were very focused faces as the children grabbed crayons and drew the nine egg designs on their hunt sheets.

St. Katharine Docks

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