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Best riverside rentals in London

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Apart from being London’s two-thousand-year-old commercial lifeline, the River Thames forms a large part of its instantly recognisable cultural and historical backdrop, being the site of many iconic landmarks. It comes as no surprise then, that much like the banks of the Seine in Paris or along New York’s Hudson River, riverside apartments to rent in London are highly prized and much sought-after. Living next door to Tower Bridge or Battersea Power Station, provides picture-perfect views of one of the world’s most incredible vistas: sights that are synonymous with London itself.

High-specification apartments that provide these panoramic views cater to the needs of today’s busy working professionals and are contributing to exponential growth in the surrounding neighbourhoods. Such tenants seek to combine the Thames’ idyllic atmosphere with the sense of immediate connection that comes with watching river taxis and pleasure boatscruise by. There is something undoubtably inspiring about living by the river and people are often willing to pay a little more rent, particularly for an uninterrupted view. As a result, renting a riverside property in London has become high on the wish-list for the Capital’s growing army of corporate high-flyers. In fact, choosing to take a leisurely boat ride into the office instead of fighting to get on the Tube can be regarded as the ultimate power move!

The appeal of waterside living in London transcends postcodes and ranges from the semi-rural atmosphere of charming Kew on the West banks of London to the futuristic penthouses that dominate the shoreline at Chelsea. High-spec luxury pads for City professionals contrast sharply with the gentle charm of houseboats on the canal in picturesque Little Venice. Tenants can opt for the vibrant lifestyle and entertainment attractions of the Southbank or the historically distinctive warehouse conversions in the Docklands.

So, where are the best riverside flats and apartments to rent in London?

Fulham Reach

One of the UKs leading developers, St George London’s most celebrated schemes, Fulham Reach in Hammersmith occupies an enviable riverside promenade with apartments here all carefully designed to take full advantage of its prominent position. Situated opposite the former Harrods Repository, residents have access to a host of luxurious amenities including 24-hour concierge, residents’ gym, swimming pool, golf simulator, snooker room, movie room and spa. 2 Bed apartments at Fulham Reach are available to rent from £750 per week.

Imperial Wharf

Imperial Wharf is perfectly located close to the popular amenities of Fulham and the ultra-cool King’s Road, one of London’s most fashionable streets known for its high-end boutiques, cafes and restaurants. This landmark riverside development features contemporary high-specification design, 24-hour concierge and residents’ fitness studio.

A penthouse apartment here features a generously-proportioned wraparound balcony with picturesque views of the river. There are lots of apartment choices at Imperial Wharf, see our current listings here.

Kew Bridge

Arranged around a continental-style public piazza, the Kew Bridge development, a Berkeley scheme, also has outstanding river views. The development is highly popular with renters and is situated on Kew Bridge Road, just 4 miles from central London and within easy walking distance of Kew Bridge overground station. Heathrow Airport is also less than thirty minutes away by car. The immediate neighbourhood is well known for its scenic open spaces, popular shops, restaurants and cafes, as well as the globally renowned Kew Botanic Gardens Apartments at Kew Bridge can be viewed easily as we have a branch on site at the development.

Landmark Tower

The aptly-named Landmark Tower is a prominent feature of the Canary Wharf skyline and offers the ultimate in modern high-rise city living. Ideal for professionals working in Canary Wharf, this prestigious address offers sweeping uninterrupted river views and walk-to-work convenience. High-spec apartments on the upper floors offer breath-taking views of the London skyline.

We have this stylish one bedroom apartment available to rent on the 25th floor of the Landmark East Tower. Or how about this contemporary one bedroom apartment with direct river views set in nearby Naxos Building available for rent at £390 per week?

Wapping Riverside

Wapping Riverside is a beautifully designed warehouse conversion located on Wapping High Street. High-spec apartments look directly out onto the River Thames from a Grade II listed building. Residents enjoy the services of a concierge, extensive communal landscaped roof garden and secure cycle storage, moments away from Wapping station.

The riverside rental market is extremely lucrative and our branches at Hammersmith, Imperial Wharf and Kew are reporting a huge demand for prime waterfront properties. If you would like to discover the attractions of London’s charming riverside communities and be witness to the ever-changing London skyline, with the Thames as your backdrop, do contact us for some of the most exclusive riverside rentals in London.


About the Author

Established in 1958, Benham and Reeves is one of London’s oldest, independently owned property lettings and sales agents.  With specialism in residential sales, corporate lettings and property management in prime areas of London, the company operates from 21 prominently located branches and 15 international offices.