The Dickens Inn

Tower Hill, England, E1W 1UH, United Kingdom


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The Dickens Inn Weddings

Emulating the architectural style of St Katherine Docks, the Dickens Inn is a historic wedding venue oozing character, charm and chutzpah. The three-storey balconied inn offers beautiful views over the dock towards the Shard and Tower Bridge, making it one of central London’s iconic spots for a picturesque wedding. The inn plays host to an assortment of flexible event spaces – Dickens Suite, Pickwick Room and Copperfield Bar. 

The Scene at The Dickens Inn London

Dating back to the 1800s, The Dickens Inn is famous not only for its East London heritage but also for an intriguing history interwoven with the writer, Charles Dickens. Situated in Central London, the historic pub and events venue has an expansive terrace and flower-decked balcony that opens up to unhindered views of the docks.

Weddings at this atmospheric venue can be a mix of intimate elopements or a grand celebration with a maximum of 200 guests for a standing reception. With high ceilings, brick and timber backdrops and some of London’s most coveted views, weddings at The Dickens Inn are a memorable affair.

The Dickens Inn London Wedding Ceremonies

As a fully-licensed venue for wedding ceremonies, The Dickens Inn offers charming indoor settings coupled with beautiful outdoor views. Depending on the event size, you can book one of the inn’s three beautifully restored rooms. All ceremony venues at the Dickens Inn have a music license until midnight and offer bar and catering services. 

If you’re after an all-in-one space, the large Dickens Suite, with its stylish interiors, is perfect for ceremonies, dining and dancing!

The Dickens Inn London Wedding Receptions

Wedding receptions can accommodate anywhere between 60-200 guests with packages starting at £65 per person. Tiered dining options are available as are tailored drinks and entertainment add-ons for daytime and evening receptions.

The Dickens Suite is the crowning jewel of The Dickens Inn. An expansive light-filled space with beautiful picture windows and views of the Tower Bridge, The Dickens Suite can easily accommodate 150 guests for a seated dinner or 200 guests for a standing reception. 

The highlight of the spacious Pickwick Room is a beautiful dining balcony with gorgeous water views. An ideal spot for guests to enjoy dinner or drinks and canapes.

The Copperfield Bar, located on the ground floor, offers an expansive lounge area, comfortable seating and bar. When you book this space, your hire also includes access to the outdoor terrace space adjacent to the docks

Wedding Photography Near The Dickens Inn London

Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near The Dickens Inn London are:

  • St Katherine Docks Marina
  • Tower Bridge
  • River Thames
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theatre Up to 150 Theatre
cabaret Up to 120 Cabaret
boardroom Up to 100 Boardroom
ushaped Up to 80 U-Shaped
classroom Up to 150 Classroom
dining Up to 150 Dining
standing Up to 200 Standing

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Wedding Ceremony Indoor


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A

Spaces At This Venue

  • The Dickens Inn Wedding Venue, The Dickens Suite

    The Dickens Suite

    Designed with exposed wooden beams, large picture windows and tranquil views overlooking the River Thames, The Dickens Suite works for standing receptions of up to 200 guests, wedding ceremonies, conferences or dining and dancing parties.

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  • The Dickens Inn, The Pickwick Room

    The Pickwick Room

    Choose The Pickwick Room for a reception or seated event and be treated to a spacious indoor area, a balcony and some of the most exquisite views in the area.

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  • The Dickens Inn, The Grill Restaurant

    The Grill Restaurant

    Serving an assortment of popular British dishes, The Grill Restaurant also offers diners views of the surrounding docks. The restaurant provides group bookings and provides set menus and packages for groups over 30.

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Nearby attractions:

  • St Katherine Docks Marina
  • River Thames
  • Tower of London
  • Tower Bridge
  • Potters Fields Park / City Hall

Restaurants nearby:

  • Coppa Club
  • The Brasserie
  • Strada Dockside
  • Bravas Tapas
  • Zizzi

Restaurants on site:

  • The Grill Restaurant

Hotels nearby:

  • CitizenM Tower of London
  • The Tower Hotel
  • Tower Suites by Blue Orchid
  • Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square
  • The Lalit London

Venue Testimonials

Very large space with plenty of open air seating. […] Fully stocked bar and good service.

Scott McCormick

This incredibly pretty building overlooking the marina at St Catherine's Dock offers a spacious bar able to accommodate both casual visitors and organised, private events.

Greame Galway

Great hidden place and lovely lights at night time. Lovely beer!

W. Mcloughlin

Frequently Asked Questions

Weddings at The Dickens Inn start at £65 per person. Room hire fees are from £1000.

The venue can host both large and small weddings. Minimum guest numbers apply. Large weddings can have a maximum of 200 guests for a standing reception in The Dickens Suite.

Tailored wedding packages are available for every individual couple. Some couples opt for a grand ceremony and reception. In contrast, others go for intimate celebrations in this historic building oozing character and charm.

If you’re attending an event at The Dickens Inn, there are several hotels within close proximity like the CitizenM Tower of London, The Lalit London, Tower Suites by Blue Orchid, The Tower Hotel and Four Seasons Hotel London.

Long stay street parking is not available at The Dickens Inn. You can find parking at the Docks priced at £60. Alternatively, the Minories car park on 1 Shorter Street is a quick 8-10 minute walk from the inn.

Sample an assortment of delicious British-inspired dishes and seasonal favourites like Red Tractor steaks and burgers. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available. The traditional Sunday Roast is particularly famous.

The venue is easily accessed via public transport. The Tower Hill and Tower Gateway (DLR) stations are a quick 5-minute walk from the inn.

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