"I found Waping when i joined Hermitage Community Moorings to study how to record the sense of place the people who live and work on that part of the River Thames may have. Ultimately it's the history and current ways of the white working class even though other communities have been there for yonks. Wapping is quite magical in its enclave and proudly protective of its self. Touch of Walthamstow Village character there. The views from The Memorial Garden by Hermitage Wharf are quite something. Easy ride from Hackney Dalston Junction straight to Wapping.(15 mins). The White Swan and Cuckoo is friendly. Snmith's fish restaurant is ace but ott expensive. John Orwell sports centre (GLL) caters well for seniors. If I had the money I'd live in a house in Wapping."