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staying in Wapping?

We're looking at apartment rentals in Wapping area of London, but don't really know anything about the neighborhood. Is it safe? Are pubs/restaurants near? Is transportation near?
Thanks for any info.

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Is transportation near?

Not particularly. A few buses but the only tube stations (Tower Hill or maybe Shadwell) are a fair distance away, and the Wapping and Shadwell stations are a London Overground line which goes south into the southern inner city. Shadwell does have a DLR too but by that time you could have made the Underground proper at Tower Hill.

For tourism the location is not convenient. For a conference on the Isle of Dogs it isn't bad.

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Additionally there are parts of Wapping that are fairly gentrified but other parts that are not advisable for tourists to stay. Check the location on Street View to get a feel for the neighbourhood.