Bottega Wapping, London

This week I met up with Catherine Callender – a fellow introvert, coach and photographer. We connected on-line when I first started to look at introversion, but had never met in person before.

Bottega Wapping, London

We arranged to meet in Wapping, East London – where Catherine would be my tour guide – but before going for a wander, we stopped at the Bottega Wapping restaurant and had a lovely long chat. I couldn’t resist taking photos of the place before we left – especially the Lambretta scooter in the entrance!

Lambretta in Bottega Wapping, London

Wapping is characterised by Victorian warehouses which have mostly been converted into luxury riverside apartments. I took a photograph of this particular building in Wapping Wall in 2006, before it was refurbished – it had red paintwork then and looked much more attractive than now!

converted wharf, Wapping, London

At the east end of Wapping Wall is the Prospect of Whitby (which I didn’t photograph, for some reason), London’s oldest pub, dating back to 1520, and the favourite haunt of Samuel Pepys: “Dear Diary, today I went to the pub again…”

converted wharf, Wapping, London

Limehouse Basin (below) provides a navigable link between Regent’s Canal and the River Thames. On the bridge in the distance is a red Docklands Light Railway (DLR) train, heading for Canary Wharf.

boats in the marina Wapping, London

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