Introducing Shad Thames
Running from Tower Bridge to Bermondsey, Shad Thames is one of the most photogenic areas of London. In this dense cluster of warehouses, criss-crossed with foot bridges once used to transport barrels, characterful redbricks were converted into luxury lofts. Excellently place for excursions along the South Bank or into the City of London, there’s also the nearby Design Museum, housed in a former banana warehouse.
Our hosts recommend
Best known for
Local resident Terence Conran..
..who has pumped a good deal of his personal fortune into the area establishing the Design Museum and the Pont de la Tour restaurant.
The walkways which criss-cross the street high overhead
Originally used as bridges to roll barrels and the like between warehouses. They are now used as balconies by the adjoining apartments.
Shad Thames is one of the most photogenic areas of London. Essentially it’s a collection of warehouses that were once piled high with the spices and commodities unloaded from the ships.