Renovations under the management of Camper & Nicholsons Marinas will see St. Katharine Docks in central London gain new slips and better facilities overall.
St. Katharine Docks, in the shadows of the Tower of London and the Tower Bridge, sits on historic property. The site itself dates to the 10th century. It was dedicated as a marina under the name St. Katharine Docks in the late 1820s. Today, 200 boats and yachts, including megayachts, can tie up here. A mix of residences, offices, restaurants, and shopping surround it, too. In recent years, the marina has been home to high-profile events. These include the annual London Yacht, Jet, and Prestige Car Show and the Clipper Round the World Race (pictured).
Camper & Nicholsons Marinas intends to improve the basin layout, including for megayachts exceeding 131 feet (40 meters). A total of 170 new berths will become available.
Camper & Nicholsons Marinas also intends to refurbish the land-based amenities. The company has not gone into specifics on this point. St. Katharine Docks includes a number of buildings, such as a captainerie. The latter contains laundry facilities. For now, Sean Purdy, Camper & Nicholsons Marinas’ marketing director, says, “The vision for the marina is for it to become a thriving hub of yachting and social activity for London—‘the capital of the world.’ As this 24-hour city adapts to the needs and demands of its ever-growing international business population, we see St. Katharine Docks being at the heart of that.”