Riverside properties: South East London
Published Mar 25th 2020
4 mins read
South east London is an area of the capital which has seen significant regeneration in recent years and there are plans to continue improvements. Some areas have experienced a complete overhaul and now offer a luxury lifestyle to residents. The area is well connected overall and in many cases home buyers can find property that is perhaps larger than the riverside properties that they would be considering on the north side of the river.
Where are the best places to live in south east London by the river?
South Bank, SE1
This particular section of the riverfront has seen continued regeneration over the years, with attractions such as the London Eye and London Aquarium on the doorstep as well as one of London’s key train stations; Waterloo. South Bank is on the southside of the River Thames and faces Westminster which is on the north side of the river.
Using the footbridge you can reach central London locations such as Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross and Covent Garden in a very short amount of time. Nearby Waterloo station offers mainline services to many destinations whilst the underground station is located on the Jubilee, Northern and Bakerloo lines.
The largest development in the area in Southbank Place, which saw buyers queueing for hours to secure riverside properties when they were released before being built. The new development offers residents 24/7 concierge and a Health Club and Spa along with there being many restaurants and shops on site at Casson Square Piazza. The developers also carefully planned to include many communal outdoor spaces for residents to enjoy.
Bridge, One Blackfriars is the tallest residential tower on the South Bank,
designed by SimpsonHaugh and Partners the building is part of a much larger
overall development which includes the construction of a new hotel and a retail
and leisure block.
Completed a few years
ago NEO bankside is a particularly sought after development located behind the
Tate Modern near to Southwark Bridge; properties in Neo Bankside rarely become
available to buy.
One Tower Bridge,
located on Tower Bridge Road is just a 5 minute walk away from London Bridge
Station for both underground services and mainline trains. This new development
was designed with luxury in mind, features within the apartments include
seamless audio in every room, climate control and electronic blinds. The
development itself offers 24 hour security and concierge run by Harrods Estates
along with a private spa and gym on site.
Shad Thames is home
to several slightly older developments, many of which are converted warehouses.
Many desirable homes are tucked away within the web of roads between the period
buildings and there are many restaurants and shops dotted through the area.
Surrey Quays, SE16
Surrey Quays saw major regeneration in the 1980’s, many of the riverside properties in this area are yellow brick, a combination of houses in cul-de-sacs and some apartment buildings.
The area is well
connected with Canada Water, Rotherhithe and Surrey Quays stations all on the
Overground and Canada Water is also on the Jubilee Line for underground
connections. For traffic the area can be more congested near to the Rotherhithe
Tunnel but otherwise the area does not serve as a through route meaning there
are less cars in the area.
British Land recently
put forward a planning application for a huge regeneration in the area; the
Canada Water Masterplan is a £2bn redevelopment would take around 15 years to
complete. Creating around 3,500 new homes along with workspaces, leisure and
retail, entertainment, restaurants, parks and the potential for a new higher
Greenwich is an area of importance in Britain’s seafaring history; the Maritime Greenwich is an Unesco World Heritage Site. Greenwich Park is a part of the heritage site, 183 acres of protected park land which include formal gardens, cafes, tennis courts and panoramic views of London. The O2 Arena, on the Greenwich peninsula offers all types of entertainment year round.
riverfront there are many modern apartment buildings, boasting stunning river
views and views of Canary Wharf which is on the other side of the river. Near
to North Greenwich station, which is on the Jubilee Line are several impressive
developments including Upper Riverside and on the other of the Blackwall
Tunnel, Waterview Drive.
Further east along the river is Greenwich Millenium Village, where there is an ecology centre, yacht club and several new parks. Riverside properties in and around Greenwich village enjoy both riverside and village living whilst only being a short distance from North Greenwich Station and the O2 Arena.
Soon to offer
improved transport connections when the Elizabeth line arrives, Woolwich and in
particular the Royal Arsenal Riverside development are popular with home
Woolwich has seen
huge regeneration in recent years, the Royal Arsenal development has
contributed significantly to improvements to the area. Once the location for
manufacturing guns and explosives the master plan for the Royal Arsenal
includes the construction of 3,750 new homes along with leisure and commercial
quarters and of course the new station.
The Elizabeth line
will offer local residents a much improved travel time to reach locations such
as Bond Street, Paddington and even Heathrow Airport.
Finding a property in London
If you’re looking for
a property in London our
team of professional
property finders would be delighted to assist. To discuss your
requirements and our services
in greater detail please contact us