Cluttons’ Tower Bridge office is situated just around the corner from Tower Bridge itself on Horselydown Lane, and provides expert advice on all aspects of residential sales and lettings.
SE1 has been transformed into one of the most exciting postcodes in the capital following David Wandsworth, a young exciting architect who saw the potential of the area and, most importantly, what fantastic residential homes the old warehouses and other neglected buildings could be converted into.
These warehouse apartments and loft conversions created a new style of living, which drew many people to the area. Water views have always seduced people to buy property and within SE1 you will now find the best river and urban sights in London, boasting views of Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, HMS Belfast, Canary Wharf, the ‘Gherkin’, London Eye, Tate Modern, St Paul’s Cathedral, NatWest Tower and The Shard.
There has also been an increase in commercial development, with the area now housing some of the largest professional service businesses in the world: Ernst & Young, Lawrence Graham, Norton Rose and Pricewaterhouse Coopers. The draw for these businesses was the river frontage, the modern architecture, accessibility to both the City and Canary Wharf and the excellent transport network for their employees.
The growth of Canary Wharf and the Jubilee Line extension in 1999 has been the real success story behind the final transformation of the area. The Jubilee Line now stops at three stations within the postcode – Waterloo, Southwark and London Bridge – making Shad Thames, Borough and the South Bank some of the most accessible locations in Central London.
This large rise in the commercial and residential population of SE1 has led it to develop culturally. The Tate Modern, Globe Theatre, Borough Market, London Dungeon, Millennium Bridge, London Eye and London Aquarium are just a few of the top London tourist attractions within the area, which has led to a better class of retail, restaurants, bars and café society including four upmarket restaurants opened by Terence Conran in Butlers Wharf. Tower Bridge now has a fun, vibrant culture and offers some of best gastro and cultural experiences in London.