Best views in London from 20 stunning riverside apartments

Explore some of the very best views in London from these stunning riverside properties for sale and rent on the Thames. Read reviews from residents enjoying some of the best free views in London from their balconies, bathrooms and bedrooms! These 20 developments from top developers showcase the ever-expanding collection of highly desirable new waterside apartments in London. So which would you choose?

HomeViews reviews tell us that the old mantra ‘location, location, location’ is as relevant as ever when it comes to property. Developments with high location scores tend to have high overall scores as well. And what could be better than a riverside location?

Iconic skyline

The view from an apartment at One Tower Bridge by Berkeley Homes

Firstly, London riverside property offers some of the best views in London. From the iconic skyline of Westminster and the London Eye to historic Greenwich and the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf, homes on the Thames offer a classic slice of the London experience. At night, the lights reflecting off the water add even more appeal to the views. Open skies reveal the full drama of every dawn and dusk in the big city.

Secondly, riverside homes give residents access to the glorious Thames path, Embankment and other highly appealing walks and amenities. Bars and restaurants along the Thames, whether on the South Bank, around London Bridge, or even further out at Richmond or Kingston, are second to none. Plus, the Thames Clipper riverboat services are a great alternative to the busy Underground.

A view to the future

The view from The Club at Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula

Finally, riverside homes are consistently in demand, making them a secure investment. Studies show that living beside a body of water reduces stress and promotes an enhanced sense of calm. Buyers and tenants will pay for this!

Let’s take a look at some of these properties now. In order of the highest star rating and with at least five reviews, these 20 riverside developments are ranked among London’s finest.

Remember, these aren’t ranked in strict order of review scores, like most of our other top-ranked lists. This is purely a selection of what we think makes up 20 of the greatest London views across the HomeViews developments.

Best views in London from your apartment’s sofa

Canary Wharf Group are pleased to offer a selection of affordable studios, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments at 30 Harbord Square in Canary Wharf. Every apartment has been designed to a high-specification and all residents benefit from waterside views of the Thames or westwards towards Canary Wharf. Discover Canary Wharf’s latest neighbourhood, Wood Wharf, and […] Read reviews and details of 30 Harbord Square, E14

4.17 (55 reviews)
4.17 (55 reviews)

Newfoundland offers 636 apartments. Residents can choose to look out over Canary Wharf, or the Thames and the City. Also, residents have access to private resident amenities including a gym, lounge, terrace and children’s play area. Read reviews and details of Newfoundland, E14

10 George Street rises 37 storeys above Canary Wharf’s new district, Wood Wharf. The development comprises of 327 apartments, which overlook waterside gardens and boardwalks below. In addition, residents have exclusive access to “Club Vertus.”  This includes access to a 24/7 gym studio, self-service bar, private dining room and lounge which opens out onto a […] Read reviews and details of 10 George Street, E14

4.17 (36 reviews)
4.17 (36 reviews)

8 Water Street comprises of 174 apartments. Residents can enjoy access to a landscaped private garden. This overlooks the South Dock and the quiet boardwalks and floating pavilions of Water Square. Similarly, the development also boasts an expansive roof terrace. This is the largest outdoor space in the Vertus portfolio. Read reviews and details of 8 Water Street, E14

Find No.5 Upper Riverside in Greenwich Peninsula’s latest neighbourhood – Upper Riverside. Sitting on the waterfront the building’s make the most of the water location designed by architects SOM . Residents have access to a wide range of facilities. These include a swimming pool, gym, spa and also, a cinema room. As well as this, […] Read reviews and details of No.5 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

4.54 (7 reviews)
4.54 (7 reviews)

The Dumont is a mixed-use St James development in Southwark, which overlooks the River Thames. It’s home to a selection of studios and one to four-bedroom apartments. Vauxhall, the nearest station, offers brilliant links to the City via National Rail services and the Victoria line. Read reviews and details of The Dumont, SE1

Wardian London is a unique residential development from EcoWorld and Ballymore. The development offers Studio – Penthouse apartments. Additionally, these are all close to Canary Wharf’s Jubilee line, DLR, and London City Airport. Furthermore, residents will have access to a cinema, a pool and a gym, as well as other facilities. Read reviews and details of Wardian London, E14

Queen’s Wharf is a residential development from Mount Anvil and Fabrica, set right next to Hammersmith Bridge and overlooking the River Thames. It’s home to 165 apartments – a combination of studios, apartments and penthouses, and is based on the old Riverside Studios site. The site in the midst of a regeneration and will soon welcome […] Read reviews and details of Queen’s Wharf, W6

The Lighterman is located on the Lower Riverside, in the mixed-use Greenwich Peninsula development. This three storey Knight Dragon property in addition brags 225 residential units, comprising one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Out of the 225 units, 102 of these will be private. Convenient transport links come courtesy of close-by North Greenwich tube station, which […] Read reviews and details of The Lighterman, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

Find No. 2 Upper Riverside in Greenwich Peninsula ‘s latest neighbourhood. This Knight Dragon mix-use scheme is home to 205 residential units.  The units comprise a mix of studio, one two and also three-bedroom apartments. Designed by Tom Dixon the focus  was on culture, entertainment and wellbeing. Nearby North Greenwich tube station offers residents a […] Read reviews and details of No.2 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

Set in the regeneration area of the Royal Docks in Newham, Folio London own and manage 173 apartments to rent at the Royal Albert Wharf development by Galliford Try. Gallion’s reach DLR station is only a 5-minute walk away from Royal Albert Wharf with access to Canary Wharf, Waterloo, Stratford and London City airport. Read reviews and details of Folio London at Royal Albert Wharf, E16

There are 115 studios, apartments and penthouses at Dollar Bay, a joint venture for Mount Anvil and Citystyle Homes (an arm of One Housing Group). It’s a 32-storey tower on the Isle of Dogs’ South Dock, close to Canary Wharf’s transport links and shopping malls. Dollar Bay’s nearest station is South Quay. Read reviews and details of Dollar Bay, E14

London City Island is a mixed-use 12-acre neighbourhood from EcoWorld and Ballymore. It includes Manhattan-style apartments, and the City Island Social Club. Both of these overlook the River Thames. As well as a wide variety of other amenities, and the English national ballet now headquarters here.  Furthermore, it is close to Canning Town station. This […] Read reviews and details of London City Island, E14

4.25 (10 reviews)
4.25 (10 reviews)

A mixed-use development by St James, Riverlight comprises of 6 buildings, which features 813 residential units with a range of one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments. The development is directly on the riverfront in Nine Elms, and residents have access to a range of amenities, including leisure facilities, a concierge service, healthcare facilities, as well […] Read reviews and details of Riverlight, SW8

The River Gardens is a Bellway Homes development comprised of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. The site is located in Royal Greenwich, overlooking the Thames and close to Greenwich Park, which is just a 10-minute walk away. The development includes a private gym, swimming pool and resident concierge services. The Cutty Sark DLR station is […] Read reviews and details of The River Gardens, SE10

New Capital Quay is a £300 million riverside development on a peninsula in Greenwich. Galliard Homes took on the UK launch of the development in 2013, with many properties available as part of the Help to Buy scheme. The development is made up of several blocks of different sizes, including a flagship curved tower on […] Read reviews and details of New Capital Quay, SE10

Royal Arsenal Riverside is a beautiful riverside neighbourhood. It offers one, two and three bedroom apartments.   Additionally, residents benefit from the convenient transport links. These include: National Rail, DLR and on-site Thames Clipper. Also, residents have access to a gym, swimming pool and a concierge. Read reviews and details of Royal Arsenal Riverside, SE18

The Battersea Power Station development is a large-scale mixed-use scheme, transforming the iconic Grade II listed building and surrounding area with a mix of residential, commercial, office, hotel and cultural spaces. The riverside London development offers transport links via the Thames Clipper River Bus located next to the site and Victoria and Vauxhall Rail stations, […] Read reviews and details of Battersea Power Station, SW8

Paynes & Borthwick Wharf is a development by United House Developments situated alongside the River Thames in Greenwich, South East London. The development features 257 residential units with a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments alongside office space, retail units and various restaurants. Deptford station is only a 10-minute walk away with links to […] Read reviews and details of Paynes & Borthwick Wharf, SE8

Barrier Point is a residential development by Barratt Homes situated in the Royal Docks area. The development comprises of 252 apartments and is only 100m away from Pontoon Dock DLR station. Residents have access to a concierge service as well as a residents’ gym located on the site. Read reviews and details of Barrier Point, E16

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