The name of a place that also sounds like a genteel pastime. “I went to a wapping match the other day. They served good cake.”
Wapping is a fascinating part of London – oozing a sense of history. In my view, slightly marred by all the chichi flats that have been made out of the wharf buildings – but I guess it’s better than letting them rot.
It also boasts the Prospect of Whitby – a very old pub – out the back, you can see where they used to hang pirates.