Narrow Street & vast open spaces.
We head to the Limehouse/Wapping boarders to sample what true industrial Thames side living is all about and visit something of a renaissance piece.
Roneo Wharf is one of a cluster of what was unloved warehouses which kick started the movement in the 80's, and a move towards grungy, lateral living. It was also a time when dear old developers needed more than a snazzy marketing ploy to tempt fledgeling hipsters out of their central London comfort zones. No, what they wanted was oversized space, bang for buck, and thats exactly what these early spaces offered.
The apartment in question, crowns the top of this handsome, river fronted structure with its half moon cantilevered balcony taking in some of the graceful views of the Thames, which sweep from Canary Wharf to London Bridge.
Inside it's light filled playground, two floors, one of which spans the entire apartment, with kitchen and dining area at one end and the cavernous living space at the other with roof voided ceilings and a full height picture window making the most of the unspoilt views on the other side.
Up stairs there are two guest bedrooms and bathroom, plus the mezzanine'd master room with en-suite.
At this end of Narrow Street you're within easy access of both Canary Wharf and the City, both of which are easily reached on foot or jump on the DLR which is moments on foot at Limehouse.
Narrow Street, London, E14