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.

For bar bookings, please select 'Bar Table - Tavern/Copperfield'

For our restaurant bookings, please select 'The Grill Restaurant'

For outside tables these are based on a first come first serve basis, book a table via the 'Bar Table' booking and we will do our best to seat you outside.

For more information please visit our website.




  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Taking Bookings
  • Dance floor
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
  • No Door Charge
  • None
  • No restrictions
  • No queues normally


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 23:00
Tuesday 12:00 23:00
Wednesday 12:00 23:00
Thursday 12:00 23:00
Friday 12:00 23:00
Saturday 12:00 23:00
Sunday 12:00 18:00



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, Halal and Christmas Lunch/Dinner 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

The Dickens Inn is a picturesque restyled and reconstructed 18th century pub and event venue nestled in St Katherine Docks.

It boasts three floors of flexible hire spaces, with an experienced events team and range of bespoke food, drink and entertainment packages tailored to your occasion. This historic venue is fully licensed for ceremonies, plus offers a private bar, dining room, dance floor space and music license until midnight.

With ample outside space on the terrace and flower-bedecked balcony, and unrivalled views over the dock towards Tower Bridge and the Shard, The Dickens Inn ensures a stunning setting for the most memorable of occasions.

Whole Venue Venue Hire 500 800 - 10000 25000
The Pickwick Room Private Room 120 140 - 2000 4000

The Dickens Inn offers the perfect central London location for events of up to 140 people. From formal corporate events to office parties, our spaces and catering options boast flexible packages to suit all
event needs. The Dickens Inn is suitable for meetings, conferences, celebrations and teambuilding days,
with a variety of dining and drinks options available. Let our dedicated events team know what you’re planning and we can provide ideas, advice and special touches to ensure a unique and memorable occasion.

140 standing. The Pickwick Room is a spacious, versatile space with a balcony dining area perfect for
enjoying the stunning views of St Katharine Docks and can accommodate a variety of dining or standing
reception requirements.

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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Customer Reviews (361)

Our 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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