Rotherhithe

Once a collection of abandoned docks, Rotherhithe has blossomed into a thriving neighbourhood with more than just a riverside location to shout about. Although it is worth a special mention. Buy or rent in Rotherhithe and you’ll look across the water to London landmarks like The Shard, The Gherkin and Tower Bridge. Read on to discover developments that are rated the best places to live in Rotherhithe. In addition, read reviews from residents who own or rent in Rotherhithe.

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Top Rated Developments in Rotherhithe

Where is Rotherhithe?

South of the River Thames, encompassing Surrey Quays and Canada Water, and also close to café-mad Bermondsey. Rotherhithe sits sandwiched between two sprawling green spaces – Southwark Park and Stave Hill Ecological Park.

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It’s hard to believe you’re just a hop from central London here. The area is patchworked with marinas and nature reserves, and the scenic Thames Path is a haven for walkers.

Down the cobbled backstreets, Victorian pubs stand unchanged, offering traditional ales and quality food. Rotherhithe’s most famous resident is The Mayflower. The oldest pub on the Thames, it brags river views and a roaring fire in winter. It’s usually bathed in candlelight and the pie of the day is famous, naturally served with gravy-soaked mash.

The Brunel Museum is a homage to engineering – in particular, the family behind great feats like the Thames Tunnel, the colossal SS Great Eastern ship, and the Great Western Railway. Head down to the underground chamber beneath the museum to catch regular concerts and theatrical performances with superb acoustics. And up to the rooftop to sip cocktails made with ingredients from the museum’s garden.

Rotherhithe transport links

If you like the idea of commuting on the river, you can catch the Thames Clipper water taxi from Hilton Docklands and Greenland Dock, or follow the waterfront cycle path.

Rotherhithe, Canada Water as well as, Surrey Quays all have Overground stations providing fast and direct connections to the likes of Whitechapel and Shoreditch.

Canada Water has a Zone 2 Underground station with links to Canary Wharf and Westminster via the Jubilee line.

Top rated developments in the area

Development in the Rotherhithe area began back in the Eighties, swiftly followed by a big bout in the Nineties. And, in recent years, the property bigwigs moved in again.

Galliard Homes and Berkeley Homes wanted a piece of the action, bringing us Marine Wharf East and Marine Wharf West. Both developments have enviable transport links close-by, and are surrounded by well-tended greenery. These are currently rated as some of the best places to live in Rotherhithe, according to HomeViewers reviewers.

“The apartment types vary across the different buildings within the development, we have been tenants in two separate buildings now, and both were very nice, modern and afforded us plenty of living space with wonderful views of Canary Wharf. The location is perfect for city commuters with a short walk to both Surrey Quays and Canada Water Stations.” – Ben, verified resident at Marine Wharf West

Additionally, Porter’s Edge, by Sellar, is another top rated development to buy or rent in Rotherhithe as it offers a range of onsite facilities, including shops, a cinema and a health and fitness centre.

“Overall, the development is amazing, not much to complain about. The concierge I believe is 24 hrs, they have a gym and there’s also access to the sport pitch which you can book. The rooms are a good size and quality is really good as well.” – Anonymous, verified resident at Porter’s Edge

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Additional developments to buy or rent in Rotherhithe

Greenland Place is a huge scheme from Barratt London, with studios, apartments and houses paired with a business centre and nursery, all spread across multiple buildings.

Another Barratt London development is Maple Quays offering, with several low buildings surrounding a central tower filled with luxury apartments.

“Amenities on doorstep. Good transport links, overground and underground. Shops, big Tesco, restaurants. Good walks with the river right there.” – Anonymous, verified resident at Greenland Place

I have a great communal garden, which my child can enjoy. The apartment feels very modern and spacious. My living room is my favourite room in the house and it has a lot of light. I have had no issues with the parking as we have underground parking.” – Bob, verified resident at Maple Quays

Similarly, London Square Canada Water is popular with Canary Wharf professionals – an immaculately designed property with manicured gardens.

“No high-rise building to block amazing views of the docks and the rest of London, fantastic that we are currently in zone 2 but it’s like we are in a quiet countryside environment.” – Eva, resident at London Square Canada Water

In addition, are you seeking a new home for your furry friend? Unusually for the area, pets are welcome at Quebec Quarter, an attractive, low-rise development by L&Q.

“Architecture of building is very good, the apartments are well structured and strategically laid out, and the neighbours are nice. There’s a shop at the entrance, very good concierge, efficient with deliveries.” – Jandon, verified resident at Quebec Quarter

You can find out more about living in the area by reading reviews from residents. Click on the developments below to find out more about residents’ experiences and also, to discover the best places to live and rent in Rotherhithe. Moreover, If there’s a property that you can’t see on HomeViews, you can add a new listing and leave your review here.

Reviews in Rotherhithe

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Great flat, great location!

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2020

The area is fantastic, taking just two minutes to get to canada water. However, if you prefer to walk, it takes just thirty minutes along the thames path to reach towerbridge, and its a lovely walk! Beautiful greenwich is just 15 minutes by bus or a 30-minute walk, again along the thames path. The area cannot be faulted.

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The building itself is great, with modt flats benefiting from large balconies with great views. Theres a gym and a work from home lounge, both of which have free wifi. Theres a tennis court on top of decathlon that is available to tennants after 6pm. The concierge staff are fantastic and i have lived here for over 8 months now and have had no issues with property management.

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I wish i’d known that the walls are completely soundproof, as i was almost put off the flat in case it was too noisy – i genuinely cant hear a thing from neighbours!

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

It would be great if our balcony got a bit more sun, but cant complain too much about that.

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Porter’s Ledge

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Review Date Apr 2020

It has great connections to central London.

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A great development with good quality flats which benefits from great transport links.

Its great to have a free tennis court which comes in very useful to get a few sets in when you’re at a loose end.

My balcony also has a cracking view and is great for enjoying an evening beer 👌.

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I wish I had considered which flats get better sunlight.

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We are on the 15th floor and from the living room we get great panoramic views, looking west across London. It’s the perfect setting for a few drinks with friends.

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It’s wonderful to live here but issues with property management

Review Date Apr 2020

Public transport is very close by and sainsburys just round the corner cafe and restaurant nearby. Also Surrey quays shopping centre five minutes away so great place to live in with all facilities including a concierge reception at Vancouver house.

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The design of the property is very good building management is also very good but property management Isn’t that great because it takes ages for an engineer to attend to an issue with the property and most of the time they don’t turn up.

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If you have an issue with property management then fie a complaint

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Stylish and convenient living for working professionals.

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Review Date Apr 2020

Canada Water Station gives quick and easy access the whole of London. Amenities are close by with supermarkets, pubs and restaurants at close by.

The downside to the immediate area is that the local community is largely working professionals which is very noticeable when out and about.

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The development has a number of attractive features including the elevated garden that is well kept and makes the most of the sunlight. It’s is designed with those wanting to keep active in mind with a gym, tennis court and secure bike storage. The management and concierge are professional and polite.

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Think about how much sun your outside space will get!

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

During the COVID-19 pandemic building management were quick to increase cleaning and implement additional safety precautions.

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