Take me to the river: unique homes near the Thames 

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London’s river has multiple personalities, with each neighbourhood along its banks offering its own blend of architecture, culture and lifestyle, summed up perfectly in these unique homes by the Thames.

Whether you prefer the serene setting and riverside parks of Battersea, the history of England’s seafaring past in the Docklands, or the vibrant cultural epicentre that is the South Bank, there’s something for everyone near the water.

 

Bankside Lofts SE1

unique homes near the Thames - Bankside Lofts SE1

‘Tranquillity’ and ‘South Bank’ rarely appear in the same sentence given the vibrant nature of the riverside cultural belt, but a large dose of peace is what you’ll receive at this huge oversized loft studio in one of SE1’s most sought-after residence towers.

unique homes near the Thames - Bankside Lofts SE1

Bankside Lofts has been looking after groovy South Londoners for more than 25 years and has lost none of its original magnetism, fuelled by a newly kitted out residents’ gym, zen-like Japanese-style communal gardens, and 24-hour concierge.

For rent at £700 per week – discover Bankside Lofts 

 

Plantation Wharf, SW11

unique homes near the Thames - atelier house Plantation Wharf SW11

Atelier townhouses are essentially the origin story of modern live-work homes, with perhaps their most famous examples in the artists’ studio houses on Talgarth Road in Barons Court. 

That pioneering concept has been updated for today’s creatives and professionals in this 2,700 sq ft three-storey contemporary incarnation at Plantation Wharf, in a serene setting by the Thames at Wandsworth.

unique homes near the Thames - atelier house Plantation Wharf SW11

For sale at £1,795,000 – discover Plantation Wharf

 

Gomm Road SE16

unique homes near the Thames - Victorian terraced house SE16

This charming three-bedroom Victorian house with a private garden has a breezy modernity and is just a stone’s throw from leafy Southwark Park, Canada Water tube on the Jubilee Line, and the large basins of the former Surrey Docks.

unique homes near the Thames - Victorian terraced house SE16

Set back from the street, the house is steeped in history and was awarded a blue plaque from English Heritage in recognition of the celebrated social reformer Richard Carr Gomm (OBE), who spent time living and working here and after whom the road is named.

For rent at £750 per week – discover Gomm Road 

 

Lime Kiln Dock E14

unique homes near the Thames - Limehouse wharf narrow street london e14 sensational london loft

A flawlessly executed, 2,200 sq ft waterside loft in Limehouse with an exquisite interior that unifies decadent design and industrial detailing, not least in the opulent and evocative primary living space. 

unique homes near the Thames - warehouse apartment in Limehouse E14

The entire space is wrapped with time-worn exposed brickwork and warehouse windows. Front and centre, a pair of loading doors that open up to views of Limekiln Dock, a tidal basin that served the lime industry as far back as the mid-1700s and ultimately gave this area its name.

For sale at £1,650,000 – discover Lime Kiln Dock

 

Great Guildford Street, SE1

unique homes near the Thames - warehouse apartment in Bankside SE1

Spreading out across the first floor of a Victorian warehouse in Bankside, this exceptionally bright two-bedroom apartment offers over 1,000 sq ft of impressive, largely open-plan living space and has a wonderful sense of flow. 

unique homes near the Thames - warehouse apartment in Bankside SE1

Located in the heart of Southwark, the central location is just moments from some of London’s most celebrated foodie destinations including Borough Market and Flat Iron Yard, with the riverside restaurants at Bankside and Oxo Tower also within an easy walk.

£1,150,000 – discover Great Guildford Street

 

Clink Street SE1

unique homes near the Thames - warehouse apartment in Borough Market Bankside SE1

A wonderful & historic riverside warehouse conversion right on the Thames, Clink Wharf is one of the few remaining riverside warehouses that retains original loading doors that open right onto the river with a splendid view of the City.

unique homes near the Thames - riverside warehouse apartment in Borough Market Bankside SE1

Exposed brickwork, timber beams, iron columns, and chunky metal doors are among a wealth of restored original features from the building’s sympathetic conversion, while the 3,000 sq ft floor area includes one of the largest reception rooms on the river.

For sale at £3.75 million – discover Clink Street

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