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Execution Dock House 80 Wapping High Street | Wapping, London E1W 2NE, England
East End / East London
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

We passed through here on our walk on the Thames Path from Tower Bridge to Canary Wharf. As part of London's macabre history its surprising that no one really knows where the executions took place. At low tide some 'beach' is exposed via the steps...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

This is the place where pirates would have been executed on the foreshore of the Thames at Wapping. Prisoners were publicly executed en masse after being paraded from the Marshalsea prison across London Bridge and past The Tower of London. The hangings were unusual with...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

Shown approximately where it was on a river boat trip the narrator made it sound very eyrie. A real bit of England's macabre past

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

You would think that after hanging people in the same spot for four centuries, less than two hundred years later somebody would have a more precise idea of where the spot was. That said, this makes an excellent excuse for a stroll along the Thames...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

There is nothing 'fantastic' about this historical site as it really did exist. I visited the River Police Museum at 98 Wapping High Street today with a private group and the curator told us that it was very close to this spot. The riverside landscape...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 30 November 2014

The history & mystery of Execution Dock is fantastic. Apparently, it was a really bloody, historical site somewhere along Wapping High street where people were hanged or left to drown as the tides came in for various offences. Many of the local pubs here will...More

Date of experience: November 2014
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