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Updated: 23/10/16

Wapping attractions

George Inn National Trust , Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse, Tate Modern Art Gallery and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are near to Wapping.

Drivers are well catered for with Wapping enjoying good road access inside 3m of the A102M.

The nearest station to Wapping is Fenchurch Street and London City Airport is 5 miles from Wapping. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 17 miles, London Heliport Airport is 6 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 19 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 17 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 15 miles, Elstree Airport is 15 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 13 miles away.

The neighbouring hospital for Wapping is London Bridge.


How do I find the best rates for conveyancing for a £556,000 property?


Many buyers seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates, and many solicitors offer theoretically cheap conveyancing, but extra charges are frequently hidden in the terms and conditions. A quote should, in addition, define any disbursements to be paid.Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.


Is there an organisation that holds any info on the upkeep of the conservation areas in Wapping?


Conservation areas in Wapping for example property boundaries, satellite dishes or excessive road signs are dealt with by the local Tower Hamlets planning authority. Following a campaign, English Heritage have assembled a detailed list about the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in Tower Hamlets and throughout England as well as the risk of deterioration or improvement.


How long may conveyancing to buy residential property require, in your experience? The property is also local.

The length of time taken to sell or purchase a house varies. This is based on several factors which may include if third parties fail to promptly answer queries. With Homeward Legal's Wapping property experts, a sale, purchase or transfer of equity is handled as fast as possible, without compromising on service.


Has topsoil in Wapping been contaminated by molybdenum?


Even where some contamination has occurred in Wapping, risk levels are usually low. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as food-processing waste and groundwater contamination.


We are worried about council tax amounts on a Fifties semi-detached home in Wapping, how much are they?


Typically the conveyancer's title report should cover the appropriate Tower Hamlets council tax band. The correct rates for homes in Wapping are set out in detail online at the Tower Hamlets council website. At the time of authoring, 06/08/2012, band rates are:

  • Band A - £795.00
  • Band B - £927.00
  • Band C - £1,060.00
  • Band D - £1,192.00
  • Band E - £1,457.00
  • Band F - £1,722.00
  • Band G - £1,987.00
  • Band H - £2,384.00


Should you get searches for chancel liability? I am purchasing in Wapping.


The result of a landmark case in 2003 reaffirmed that 'lay rectors' of property must contribute towards the cost of church repairs. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Wapping Parochial Church Council enforce liability.


What issues help with organising fast conveyancing?


Contacting a proactive lawyer is crucial to fast Wapping conveyancing. When selecting a lawyer, you should ask the following: Was there a delay delivering a quote? What methods of communication do they use? Posting documents can adds days of waiting to a purchase. Do they order searches immediately?


How is contaminated land in Wapping identified?


Land in Wapping may be contaminated by a range of natural and human-influenced issues, and an environmental search will reveal the extent to which a specific plot of land is impacted by Wapping contaminants such as proximity to waste sites or radioactive substances in the region.