About this office
Hamptons Tower Bridge is situated in the iconic Shad Thames development, moments from the river. There are both sales and lettings teams at the branch, with each team having over 30 years collective experience in estate agency. This, combined with an outstanding local knowledge of the Tower Bridge and greater Shad Thames/SE1 area, means you can rest assured that your property is in the most capable hands. The team covers a wide area including Shad Thames, Bermondsey, Rotherhithe, Canada Water, Southwark, Elephant & Castle, Borough and Borough Market, London Bridge, South Bank, Bankside, Wapping and Waterloo.
Why move to Tower Bridge?
The Tower Bridge area of London is more than just the iconic bridge spanning the river Thames. It’s the perfect district for city workers but is also excellent for families. Shad Thames is a charming, highly sought-after historical location along the river Thames offering a variety of bars and restaurants; it’s also home to The Design Museum and within walking distance of The City. Rotherhithe is the little sister to Shad Thames and offers a winning combination of both warehouse conversions and new build developments alongside the river. Bermondsey Street can be found ideally located between Shad Thames and London Bridge offering an eclectic mix of boutiques, restaurants, galleries and public houses, along with communal tennis courts and a local park for residents. St Katharine's Dock/Wapping is set alongside the Northern Banks of the River Thames, while Borough and The Southbank are lively and vibrant areas that are home to the renowned Borough Market and Tate Modern. Where better to live than in the heart of London?
A little bit of history
Tower Bridge is a world-famous icon of London’s cityscape, with fabulous turrets and a gothic appearance. It looks a lot older than its years, being built in the late Victorian era between 1886 and 1894. The bascules, which lift the bridge to allow for the passing of river traffic, are used around 1,000 times a year. The area around the bridge was mostly warehouses, now converted to offices and housing. Many of the buildings are named after the goods they used to store, such as Vanilla Court, Wheat Wharf, and other examples like tamarind, clove and cinnamon.
Architecture and property
The Tower Bridge area has property to cater to all tastes and requirements, ranging from stunning riverside warehouse conversions and new bespoke designer developments to family homes in Grade II-listed Georgian squares. There are also some older style purpose-built blocks from the original Shad Thames scheme from the 1980s and 1990s.
Shopping and amenities
The area is home to the famous Borough Market, where there are many stalls selling fresh produce, cheese, meat, fish and other delicacies. There’s also supermarket shopping locally including a Waitrose at St Katharine’s Docks, a Marks & Spencer Food Hall near Tower Bridge station and a Co-op on Butler’s Wharf. London is a shopping mecca, so there is excellent shopping to be found around the capital but locally there is a number of High Street stores and shopping centres.
The area has many excellent restaurants including the famous Pont de la Tour, the many dining establishments of The Shard with their magnificent views over the skyline, plus the many wine bars and pubs of St Katharine’s Marina. Waterloo lies in the heart of Southbank boasting a wealth of amenities including The London Eye, The National Theatre and London Aquarium, with Covent Garden just across the river.
Despite being so central to London, Southwark is one of London’s greenest boroughs with over 130 open spaces. Southwark Park is the biggest and has a boating lake and gardens plus a café, while Burgess Park has a barbecue area plus paths for walking and cycling. The Leathermarket Gardens are named after the historic tanneries that were once sited here and have a children’s play area with a view of The Shard.
Schools near Tower Bridge include a number of Primary Schools, including Cathedral School, Charles Dickens Primary, Snowsfields and Tower Bridge Primary. There are also local choices at secondary level, including The London Nautical School (for boys, co-ed sixth form) and Oasis Academy Southbank, which has a coveted ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted.
The transport links at Tower Bridge are excellent; offering a wide variety options for commuting including the Northern and Jubilee lines from London Bridge tube station, the DLR at Tower Gateway and Waterloo mainline station and tube providing access to Jubilee, Northern, Bakerloo, Waterloo and City lines and National rail services. There is also the option of the Thames Clipper.