Once upon a time, there was a smattering of riverside developments in the capital. Those looking for the best riverside flats to rent in London were reduced to the odd apartment here and there, most of which erred on the more expensive side of London living.
That all changed with the riverside construction boom of the late nineties, which carried on well into the mid-noughties. Today, renters are spoilt for choice when it comes to rooms with a river view.
We’ve already covered the best riverside locations to live in London. Now we’re back with the best residential developments that are located along London’s glorious riverscape. So, read on and find out all about the best riverside flats to rent in London.
Fulham has the reach that will make you want to preach 🙌. No, but seriously, the five-star development at Fulham Reach is the pinnacle of London riverside living. Constructed by St. George, Fulham Reach provides river views towards Hammersmith Bridge and offers hotel-like leisure and entertainment facilities.
What are those facilities, you ask? There’s a cinema, on-site gym, spa, 24-hour concierge, a wine cellar, and a virtual golf room. Yes, you read that correctly: Fulham Reach has its own wine cellar and virtual golf entertainment room.
Its W6 postcode puts you in the heart of West London, with areas like Fulham and Hammersmith just a stone’s throw away. Residents can enjoy a large selection of nearby amenities, from quaint cafes to local bars and theatre venues.
One-bed apartments from £525 per week
Two-bedroom homes from£750 per week
Three-bedroom properties from £1,200 per week
Opened in 2010, The Landmark was part of the first wave of new skyscrapers to dominate the residential skyline in Canary Wharf. And it’s only a 15-minute walk from the financial hub of E14, which is perfect for those working in the banking sector.
The Landmark offers a residents’ gym, underground parking and a 24-hour concierge service. Oh, and calming views over the river. With six transport stations within half a mile - including Canary Wharf tube and Heron Quays DLR - residents can reach the rest of London with relative ease.
Not that there's any real need to leave Canary Wharf, where extensive regeneration over the last two decades has seen the E14 postcode morph into its own metropolis by the water. From a luxury shopping centre to Michelin-starred restaurants, Canary Wharf now sits nicely as a prime London hotspot.
One-bedroom apartments from £375 per week
Two-bedroom apartments from £500 per week
Three-bedroom apartments from £675 per week
Platinum Riverside, SE10
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If you’re looking for river views with skylines that would be at home in New York, look no further than Platinum Riverside. Located in the leafy area of Greenwich, Platinum Riverside blends futuristic skylines with tree-lined streets and green spaces.
On-site facilities include a residents’ gym and a communal roof terrace that encapsulates those sweeping riverside views. Easy access to North Greenwich tube station provides residents with a stop on the Jubilee Line, while the O2 Centre is just seconds away.
The SE10 postcode of Greenwich offers an escape from the typical London hustle and bustle. Greenwich Park is one of the eight Royal Parks in London, while the Cutty Sark and Royal Observatory offer the chance to soak up the area’s maritime history.
One-bedroom apartments from £350 per week
Two-bedroom homes from £425 per week
One of the first luxury developments in the world of London riverside living, St George Wharf sat perched along the banks of the River Thames long before many of the current developments that occupy the riverbanks. Even today, this 48-storey developments is the one to beat.
Facilities include a health spa with views across the river, an on-site restaurant and bar, and a supermarket. The apartments have floor-to-ceiling windows that provide some of the best views of London, including the Thames, the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament.
Located in Vauxhall, St George Wharf is within walking distance to the popular area of Pimlico. Vauxhall tube station provides direct access into central London in less than 10 minutes, while Victoria is just five minutes away.
One-bedroom apartments from £625 per week
Two-bedroom apartments from £1,000 per week
Three-bedroom apartments from £1,500 per week
London’s E1 dockside location was in need of some love and care - and that’s exactly what it got with London Dock. Once the site of News International and the infamous ‘Wapping dispute’, today the space is occupied by the 15-acre development with luxury apartments.
Residents will have plenty to do at the development, including taking some time to enjoy the fitness centre with pool, treatment rooms, a squash court, screening room, and, believe it or not, more virtual golf. There’s also a landscaped garden for good measure.
Wapping has seen plenty of regeneration over the years and now offers charming riverside cafes and restaurants. There are plenty of quaint cobbled streets to wander, and St. Katherine’s Dock with its restaurants is also nearby.
Manhattan apartments from £475 per week
One-bedroom apartments from £550 per week
Two-bedroom apartments from £700 per week
Three-bedroom apartments from £1,300 per week
Marine Wharf, SE16
From the Docklands to Greenwich Peninsula, Marine Wharf offers a variety of River Thames views. It happens to have modern, sleek apartments to see them from too. A riverside walk and landscaped gardens also add to the sense of community.
Other on-site facilities include a 24-hour concierge, a water feature in the gardens, residents' gym and a Tesco supermarket on site. Surrey Quays and Canada Water station are nearby and offer a range of transport services, including a stop on the Jubilee Line.
The local area of Surrey Quays features a selection of restaurants and cafes, while nearby Canary Wharf and Greenwich offer two contrasting experiences: Canary Wharf provides the bright lights of a big city, while Greenwich has green spaces aplenty.
Riverside Living in London
Living by the river provides its own unique experience in the capital. With these developments, you can experience magnificent views and sleek living spaces. Even if you don’t kick it by the Thames, why not take a look at some of the latest properties on Movebubble? You might just find your dream home.