A penthouse in the other Wharf

Timothy Barber
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WITH its network of cobbled alleys running between ancient riverside warehouses, still bridged-over by those iconic iron gantries, Shad Thames has been one of the most atmospheric places to live near the City since its redevelopment in the 1980s. Its attractions are manifold: a thriving café culture, thanks in part to the investment in the area made by restaurateur and design guru Terence Conran; easy access to London Bridge and Southbank; a short walk – or shorter by Boris Bike – to the Square Mile; and if you can bag a river-facing property, magnificent views of the Thames’s most famous landmark, Tower Bridge.

Whoever buys this particular river-facing property will be able to enjoy those views from two huge roof terraces – in fact, riverside London properties really don’t come much more spectacular than this. The four-bedroom apartment sits on the eighth and ninth floors of Butler’s Wharf, the largest and most famous of the old Shad Thames warehouses. The interiors are smartly modern and minimalist. But with floor-to-ceiling windows filled with that awesome panorama, you don’t need much other decoration. But it’s luxurious nevertheless, and includes three underground parking spaces, 24-hour concierge and a bathroom for each of the bedrooms. Spacious, well-appointed and well-connected – a pretty useful combination.

Contact Chesterton Humberts: 020 7357 7999, www.chestertonhumberts.com.