Grand Cru is in an amazing location. If you're booking a long session, you'll want to get out and about.
We're close to famous tourist attractions, quiet historical dockland walks, incredible food and drink options, and Party Central is up the road....
If you're not a Londoner, you may want to visit some of the famous attractions. The Tower of London and Tower Bridge are seconds from the studio. HMS Belfast is just across the bridge. If you want to get out (or have been asked to get out) of the studio you can always do a Thames Cruise, which can take you to The Shard, the London Eye or if you like fish, the London Aquarium.
If the idea of all those people makes you feel queezy, walk in the other direction. Wapping High Street runs alongside the north bank of the Thames and is a quiet and interesting wander. The Town of Ramsgate, Captain Kidd and The Prospect of Whitby are all pleasant riverside pubs, visiting all three is a modest but satisfying pub crawl. Il Bordello is a superb and reverred italian restaurant, definitely worth a visit.
A unique place to work AND eat. There are chain restaurants such (Zizi, Strada, Ping Pong, Cafe Rouge and Côte) as well as others offering a bit more. Steak at CAU, Bravas Tapas, Tom Aiken's Brasserie, Amaru (japanese-Peruvian mix) and Mala curry (excellent, though Brick Lane is only 10 minutes walk). The Dickens is a great local boozer (oldest in London - like every pub in London) and White Mulberries is an unbelievably good coffee shop.
Walk north from St Katharine Docks, and keep going (Stopping at The Oliver Conquest or the Culpeper if you fancy) up to Shoreditch. The weird and wonderfully dressed hordes keep coming to the rough triangle made up by Old Street, Great Eastern Street and Shoreditch High Street, packing into ramshackle bars and independent shops - and Rough Trade East of course. It's still one of the best places in London to party.