Guide to living in Shad Thames

Located in the heart of the city, with stunning views of world-famous landmarks like Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, Shad Thames is widely regarded as one of the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. 

About Shad Thames 

During Victorian times, Shad Thames was one of the largest warehouse complexes in the city, storing tea, coffee and spices, among other commodities. A well-thought-out residential conversion sometime later preserved the area’s unique spirit while cementing it as one of the most popular destinations for tourists and Londoners alike. 

Things to do 

There’s so much to do in Shad Thames, and with such fantastic transport links to the rest of the city, no activity or attraction is out of reach. Here’s what locals love to do: 

  • Visit Tower Bridge: Tower Bridge is one of London’s most significant tourist attractions, but it’s beloved by locals, too, and it makes for a fantastic outing with the kids. 
  • Take a walk down the Thames: A long walk along the South Bank, past Tower Bridge and London Bridge, provides gorgeous views of the city and many things to do.  
  • Take in some culture: With the Tate Modern Gallery, Shakespeare’s Globe, and Borough Market within walking distance, much of London’s arts and culture scene is on your doorstep. 
  • See a show:  The Bridge Theatre theatre features new plays and the occasional classic and overlooks Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. 
  • Take the scenic route: Explore London via the Thames by hopping onto Thames Clipper.
Shad Thames restaurants and apartments, London

Food & drink 

The area is one of London’s top culinary destinations, with exquisite riverside bars, pubs, and restaurants adorning the neighbourhood. Butler’s Wharf, Borough Market, Bermondsey Street and Maltby Street Market stand out as some of the best locations for a drink or meal out. Local favourite restaurants include: 

About Shad Thames

Located in the heart of the city, with gorgeous views of world-famous landmarks like Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, Shad Thames is widely regarded as one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods of the city.

During Victorian times the area was one of the largest warehouse complexes in the city, storing tea, coffee and spices. A well-thought out conversion to residential purposes preserved the unique spirit of the area, making it one of the most popular destinations for tourists and Londoners alike.

Transport 

Thanks to its proximity to London Bridge station, living in Shad Thames means unhindered access to the whole of London, from Wapping and Canary Wharf to Hyde Park, Islington, and Chelsea

View of Tower Bridge from the River Thames, London

Living in Shad Thames 

Shad Thames is one of London’s most popular tourist destinations, with cosy riverside bars and restaurants. At the same time, it offers quiet living along its historic cobbled streets. Riverside living in Shad Thames is the unique selling point of the area, together with the ease of accessibility to the key cultural, entertainment and business districts of London. 

Property in the area 

Property in the area benefits from the original features of its historic 19th-century roots. Many fantastic new developments in the area have made use of this aesthetic—Tea Trade Wharf, Wheat Wharf, China Wharf, and Cayenne Court, among them.

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Partner, residential lettings

Islington

20 7354 6666
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Tower Bridge

20 7407 3669
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Living in Shad Thames – Frequently Asked Questions 

Is there a lot of residential property in the area? 

Yes, many of the area’s historic warehouses have been converted into apartments and flats. Developments like this have become highly sought after, especially the more architectural developments like China Wharf.  

Are there good green spaces nearby? 

Yes, Potters Fields Park is the nearest and most well-known green space. With its riverside views, it’s perfect for a quick walk or picnic in the summer. Southwark Park has a great Café and has plenty of things to do during the year if you’re looking for a family day out.  

Is it easy to get to Central London? 

Accessing central London is hassle-free from Shad Thames. Close to London Bridge station (Jubilee, Northern and rail services), it takes around 30 minutes or less by public transport, around an hour to walk, and 20 minutes to cycle.

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London neighbourhoods: Wapping vs Shad Thames

Embarking on a quest to find the perfect London neighbourhood to call home can be as thrilling as it is daunting. For those drawn to the charm of riverside living, the adjacent enclaves of Wapping and Shad Thames present a compelling case. This article delves into the unique allure of each area, offering insights for those considering them as a residential or investment haven.

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Property for sale in Shad Thames

The Porter Building, London, SE16
Offers in excess of £600,000

The Porter Building, London, SE16

The Porter Building, London, SE16
£875,000

The Porter Building, London, SE16

The Porter Building, London, SE16
Offers in excess of £595,000

The Porter Building, London, SE16

Boss House, London, SE1
£700,000

Boss House, London, SE1

Compass Court, London, SE1
£825,000

Compass Court, London, SE1

Balmoral House, London, SE1
£770,000

Balmoral House, London, SE1

The Boathouse, London, SE1
£2,500,000

The Boathouse, London, SE1

Cinnamon Wharf, London, SE1
Offers in excess of £575,000

Cinnamon Wharf, London, SE1

Butlers Wharf Building, London, SE1
£1,950,000

Butlers Wharf Building, London, SE1

Spice Quay Heights, London, SE1
£2,000,000

Spice Quay Heights, London, SE1

Vogans Mill Wharf, London, SE1
Offers in excess of £1,000,000

Vogans Mill Wharf, London, SE1

Granary House, London, SE16
Offers in excess of £900,000

Granary House, London, SE16

The Triangle, London, SE1
Offers in excess of £625,000

The Triangle, London, SE1

Grange Road, London, SE1
£700,000

Grange Road, London, SE1

Boss House, London, SE1
Offers in excess of £600,000

Boss House, London, SE1

Wapping High Street, E1W
£1,200,000

Wapping High Street, E1W

Wheat Wharf Apartments, London, SE1
£1,300,000

Wheat Wharf Apartments, London, SE1

The Triangle, London, SE1
£1,750,000

The Triangle, London, SE1

New Concordia Wharf, London, SE1
£1,350,000

New Concordia Wharf, London, SE1

Vogans Mill Wharf, London, SE1
£950,000

Vogans Mill Wharf, London, SE1

Butlers Wharf Building, London, SE1
£6,500,000

Butlers Wharf Building, London, SE1

Hays Court, London, SE16
£895,000

Hays Court, London, SE16

Curlew Street, London, SE1
£30,000

Curlew Street, London, SE1

Waterside Building, London, E1W
£950,000

Waterside Building, London, E1W

Scotts Sufferance Wharf, London, SE1
£695,000

Scotts Sufferance Wharf, London, SE1

Fennel Apartments, London, SE1
Offers in excess of £585,000

Fennel Apartments, London, SE1

Cinnamon Wharf, London, SE1
£550,000

Cinnamon Wharf, London, SE1

Butlers Wharf Building, London, SE1
£2,500,000

Butlers Wharf Building, London, SE1

Butlers Wharf Building, London, SE1
Offers in excess of £3,000,000

Butlers Wharf Building, London, SE1

Cinnabar Wharf Central, London, E1W
Guide Price £900,000

Cinnabar Wharf Central, London, E1W

Chimney Court, London, E1W
Guide Price £630,000

Chimney Court, London, E1W

Vanilla & Sesame Court, London, SE1
£485,000

Vanilla & Sesame Court, London, SE1

Vanilla & Sesame Court, London, SE1
£485,000

Vanilla & Sesame Court, London, SE1

Corio House, London, SE1
Offers in excess of £500,000

Corio House, London, SE1

Tamarind Court, London, SE1
Offers in excess of £550,000

Tamarind Court, London, SE1

Meridian Court, London, SE16
£450,000

Meridian Court, London, SE16

Vanilla & Sesame Court, London, SE1
£800,000

Vanilla & Sesame Court, London, SE1

Elephant Lane, London, SE16
£1,875,000

Elephant Lane, London, SE16

Hermitage Waterside, London, E1W
£620,000

Hermitage Waterside, London, E1W

Halcyon Wharf, London, E1W
£700,000

Halcyon Wharf, London, E1W

Vogans Mill Wharf, London, SE1
Offers in excess of £700,000

Vogans Mill Wharf, London, SE1

Cinnabar Wharf West, London, E1W
Offers in excess of £2,000,000

Cinnabar Wharf West, London, E1W

Halcyon Wharf, London, E1W
£660,000

Halcyon Wharf, London, E1W

Java Wharf, London, SE1
Offers in excess of £400,000

Java Wharf, London, SE1

Tamarind Yard, E1W
£600,000

Tamarind Yard, E1W

Butlers Wharf Building, London, SE1
£2,150,000

Butlers Wharf Building, London, SE1

Luna House, London, SE16
£1,650,000

Luna House, London, SE16

Cormorant Lodge, London, E1W
£2,650,000

Cormorant Lodge, London, E1W

Halcyon Wharf, London, E1W
£690,000

Halcyon Wharf, London, E1W

Cinnabar Wharf West, London, E1W
£625,000

Cinnabar Wharf West, London, E1W

Vogans Mill Wharf, London, SE1
£775,000

Vogans Mill Wharf, London, SE1

Eluna Apartments, London, E1W
£575,000

Eluna Apartments, London, E1W