The Dickens Inn


The Dickens Inn pub in London has a long and intriguing history intertwined with Charles Dickens and East London heritage. First the wooden warehouse building thought to have housed tea since late 1700s but was moved and reconstructed in the 18th century to turn into the three storey balconied inn that now graces St Katharine Docks.

This pub by the Thames has two lovely beer gardens with fresh flowers, dining tables, views of the docks, BBQ food and both areas can be booked for private parties during summer. The insides are equally picturesque with antique furniture, airy décor and a focus on friendly service and English pub traditions. The Dickens Inn has five large flat-screen TVs for sports fans who can count on catching all the big games, Wimbledon, football, etc. at this great pub in London.

They have a rich drinks selection and plenty of well-kept ales like London Pride, Greene King IPA, London Glory, Ale Smith etc. The food menu offers a good range of pub grub, speciality steaks, Sunday roasts, snacks and delicious fresh fish. You can also order a home-made pizza to devour for example on sunny balcony.

For bespoke private functions, Christmas parties in London, wedding parties, corporate parties and more, the Dickens suite is a remarkably beautiful venue that can cater for up to 200 people.

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Quiz Night
QUIZ NIGHT! For an idyllic evening of ice-cold beer and thought-provoking questions, head down to The Dickens Inn pub in St Katharine Docksevery…

Every Thursday

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  • Happily Affordable ££
  • No Door Charge
  • None
  • No restrictions
  • No queues normally
  • Sky Sports


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 11:00 23:00
Tuesday 11:00 23:00
Wednesday 11:00 23:00
Thursday 11:00 23:00
Friday 11:00 23:00
Saturday 9:00 23:00
Sunday 9:00 23:00



The Dickens Inn, Marble Quay, St Katherines Way, E1W 1UH


City of London

Nearest Station

Tower Hill (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Roast Dinner, British, Pub Food, Italian, Grill and Pizza food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Dickins inn offers a grill menu with a range of speciality steaks, Sunday roasts, delicious fresh fish and also a top class pizzeria. Book a table overlooking the docks!

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
The Dickens Suite Private Room 150 200 - 3000 5000
Whole Venue Venue Hire 500 800 - 10000 25000
The Pickwick Room Private Room 0 140 - - -
The Copperfield Bar Private Room 0 100 - - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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The Dickens Inn - London Pub Review

The Dickens Inn - London Pub Review

St Katherine’s Docks is the perfect mix of new and old London, and home to some of the most picturesque views in The City; with Oliver Twist style cobbled streets and beautiful alley ways that lead to crooked high beam houses, all circulating around the well kept docks that home boats of all sizes…

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