The days when the south side of the River Thames sat in the shadow of the Square Mile are well and truly over. Not only has the Southbank become the cultural lynchpin of modern London, but it also now has the infrastructure to match its influence with renting in SE1 now an immensely desirable option. NEO Bankside is a developmental indicator of some note in the fact that it shares its architectural DNA with that of the famous Lloyds building across the Thames.
Designed by the same team, they share the same exoskeletal ethos that attracts accolades. In the NEO Bankside apartments case that would include a recent Evening Standard award for Best Large Development which led to it winning the Grand Prix Award for overall winner.
The advantages of renting in Neo Bankside are obvious and residents in these apartments will attest to the fact that opening their front door never gets old or stale, such is the stunning all round view of some of London's top landmarks. Indeed, it will take all your willpower to resist reading the evening news to your dinner guests, such is the sheer recognisability of the skyline outside your window. St Paul's, Tate Modern, The Gherkin and the mighty Shard can all be taken in with one glance from your balcony.
Natural light streams into each of the flawlessly finished rental apartments at NEO Bankside which are presented in configurations ranging from studios through to three bedroom flats. They not only look out onto the river but also onto landscaped gardens, so exquisitely designed that they have already snapped up a ""Best Communal Garden"" award.
Letting agents for Neo Bankside Benham and Reeves can not only point out the fabulous amenities on offer which include restaurants, shops, a private gym and day spa and 24-hour concierge, but also the unique transport double whammy of Blackfriars Station with its river-spanning train platform and the Millennium footbridge that points the way to St Paul's Cathedral as if leading the way to spiritual guidance.
Apart from Blackfriars, there are Tube and overground train links from Southwark, Waterloo and London Bridge stations.