Best views in London from 20 stunning riverside homes

The view from Belvedere Gardens over the London Eye, Westminster and the River Thames

Explore some of the very best views in London from stunning riverside property for sale and to 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 properties 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 a bedroom at One Tower Bridge looking over City Hall and the River Thames
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 these vistas. 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 the Upper Riverside development at Greenwich Peninsula
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 no particular order, these 20 riverside developments are some of London’s finest.

Best views in London from a sofa (in no particular order!)

1. No.4 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

Greenwich Peninsula, Upper Riverside
4.50 (based on 14 reviews) 4.50 (14 reviews)
Area guide to Greenwich
No.4 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

Situated alongside the riverside in Greenwich Peninsula, No.4 Upper Riverside features a range of three-bedroom apartments. All come with access to a residents’ swimming, gyms and various roof terraces. Likewise, there is also a 24-hour concierge service.

Read reviews and details of No.4 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

2. 10 George Street, E14

4.92 (based on 15 reviews) 4.92 (15 reviews)
Area guide to Canary Wharf
Image of 10 George Street, 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

3. Belvedere Gardens, SE1

Southbank Place
0.00 (based on 0 reviews) 0.00 (0 reviews)
Area guide to South Bank
Image of Belvedere Gardens, SE1

Belvedere Gardens is a residential development by Braeburn Estates. Situated in Southbank Place, it features 67 apartments across 20 floors. In addition, residents have access to the onsite health club and spa. As well as this, the development is only moments away from Waterloo station.

Read reviews and details of Belvedere Gardens, SE1

4. Royal Arsenal Riverside, SE18

Berkeley Homes
4.32 (based on 92 reviews) 4.32 (92 reviews)
Area guide to Woolwich
Image of Royal Arsenal Riverside, SE18

Royal Arsenal Riverside is a collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and luxury suites and penthouses. The development is in prime location along the River Thames. Furthermore, residents benefit from the convenient transport links. These include National Rail at Woolwich Arsenal, the DLR and on-site Thames Clipper. Similarly, London City Airport is only 7-minutes […]

Read reviews and details of Royal Arsenal Riverside, SE18

5. London City Island, E14

EcoWorld, Ballymore Group
4.44 (based on 42 reviews) 4.44 (42 reviews)
Area guide to Poplar
London City Island, E14

London City Island is a mixed-use 12-acre neighbourhood from Ballymore and EcoWorld, with a central square, commercial units, parkland, Manhattan-style apartments, and the City Island Social Club, all overlooking the River Thames and the River Lea. It’s now home to the English National Ballet, and offers excellent transport links out of Canning Town station. A […]

Read reviews and details of London City Island, E14

6. One Tower Bridge, SE1

Berkeley Homes
4.78 (based on 9 reviews) 4.78 (9 reviews)
Area guide to South Bank
One Tower Bridge, SE1

One Tower Bridge is a mixed-use development from Berkeley, offering a selection of 355 luxurious apartments and penthouses designed by Squires and Partners. The development is in a central location, positioned at the foot of Tower Bridge and opposite the Tower of London.

Read reviews and details of One Tower Bridge, SE1

7. Putney Wharf, SW15

St George
4.86 (based on 5 reviews) 4.86 (5 reviews)
Area guide to Putney
Putney Wharf, SW15

Designed by the architects Patel Taylor and John Thompson and Partners, Putney Wharf is a residential development by St George. It features 210 apartments alongside a range of on-site amenities, including a private gym, a 24-hour concierge and security service as well as patrolled underground parking. The development is an 8-minute walk away from Putney […]

Read reviews and details of Putney Wharf, SW15

8. Fulham Reach, W6

St George
4.42 (based on 13 reviews) 4.42 (13 reviews)
Area guide to Hammersmith
Fulham Reach, W6

Fulham Reach is a mixed-use development from St George (part of the Berkeley Group), constructed with the support of architect, John Thompson and Partners, and interior designer, Jestico + Whiles. It’s situated in West London’s Hammersmith, close to Hammersmith Broadway and Hammersmith station, and adjacent to the River Thames. There are currently 744 apartments and penthouses […]

Read reviews and details of Fulham Reach, W6

9. Battersea Reach, SW18

St George
4.35 (based on 34 reviews) 4.35 (34 reviews)
Area guide to Wandsworth
Battersea Reach, SW18

A St George development, Battersea Reach offers a selection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom penthouses with views across the river to Chelsea Harbour. The development is well located the Chelsea and Wandsworth boroughs are all easily walkable from here and transport links to central London are accessible via the Overground Stations and […]

Read reviews and details of Battersea Reach, SW18

10. Riverlight, SW8

St James
4.35 (based on 11 reviews) 4.35 (11 reviews)
Area guide to Nine Elms
Riverlight, SW8

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

11. One Blackfriars, SE1

St George
3.85 (based on 4 reviews) 3.85 (4 reviews)
Area guide to South Bank
One Blackfriars, SE1

A mixed-use development by St George, it’s got a prime setting just moments from the South Bank of the River Thames. This 50-storey building comprises of 274 new homes , along with a hotel and several retail outlets. Blackfriars train and tube station is close by for District and Circle line connections. Plus, Blackfriars Pier […]

Read reviews and details of One Blackfriars, SE1

12. Landmark Place, EC3R

Barratt London
4.63 (based on 4 reviews) 4.63 (4 reviews)
Area guide to Central London
Landmark Place, EC3R

A Barratt Homes development, Landmark Place offers a selection of 165 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses. This exclusive riverside development sits in between two iconic river crossings, London Bridge and Tower Bridge. The development is equidistant to Monument and Tower Hill Underground stations, which are only a short, walk away.

Read reviews and details of Landmark Place, EC3R

13. Newfoundland, E14

4.20 (based on 2 reviews) 4.20 (2 reviews)
Area guide to Canary Wharf
Image of Newfoundland, E14

Newfoundland is a new addition to Canary Wharf’s celebrated skyline. The development comprises of 636 apartments arranged over a 58-storey tower. Full-height windows wrap around each apartment’s living space, maximising views across the capital. Residents can choose an east-facing aspect looking out over Canary Wharf, or turn west for views of the Thames and the […]

Read reviews and details of Newfoundland, E14

14. One Park Drive, E14

Canary Wharf Group
0.00 (based on 0 reviews) 0.00 (0 reviews)
Area guide to Canary Wharf
One Park Drive, E14

Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, One Park Drive is a residential development by the Canary Wharf Group. It features a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments in a 57-storey tower and has a wide range of amenities available on site, including a cinema, a gym, a pool, studio space and a spa. Canary […]

Read reviews and details of One Park Drive, E14

15. Royal Wharf, E16

Ballymore Group, Oxley Holdings
4.14 (based on 31 reviews) 4.14 (31 reviews)
Area guide to Royal Docks
Royal Wharf, E16

The large Royal Wharf development overlooks the River Thames and is situated close to London City Airport. Built by Ballymore and designed by David Morley Architects, it comprises some 3,385 homes, as well as a high street, market square and waterfront park and walkway. For residents at Royal Wharf, London’s business districts of Canary Wharf […]

Read reviews and details of Royal Wharf, E16

16. Kingston Riverside, KT2

Redrow Homes
4.22 (based on 18 reviews) 4.22 (18 reviews)
Area guide to Kingston Upon Thames
Kingston Riverside, KT2

Kingston Riverside is a Redrow Homes development located in Kingston-upon-Thames. It is comprised of 347 one to three-bedroom apartments with exception views of the River Thames. The development is within close proximity to various amenities, such as The Eden Walk Shopping Centre and Clarence Street, which provide a variety of unique shops.

Read reviews and details of Kingston Riverside, KT2

17. Queen’s Wharf, W6

Fabrica, Mount Anvil
4.53 (based on 8 reviews) 4.53 (8 reviews)
Area guide to Hammersmith
Queen’s Wharf, W6

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

18. Riverside Quarter, SW18

Frasers Property
4.09 (based on 18 reviews) 4.09 (18 reviews)
Area guide to Wandsworth
Riverside Quarter, SW18

Developed by Frasers Property, Riverside Quarter is located within walking distance to both the River Thames and Wandsworth Park. The development features luxury apartments and is only a few minutes’ walk from Wandsworth Town Centre and the substantial Southside Shopping Centre. It is also close to Putney High Street and its wide variety of restaurants […]

Read reviews and details of Riverside Quarter, SW18

19. Fulham Riverside, SW6

Barratt London
4.39 (based on 11 reviews) 4.39 (11 reviews)
Area guide to Fulham
Fulham Riverside, SW6

Developed by Barratt London, Fulham Riverside is a large redevelopment project which features a collection of one, two, three, four and five-bedroom apartments alongside a supermarket, a gym, landscaped gardens and various restaurants and cafes. Situated on Townmead Road, the development is only an eleven-minute walk away from Imperial Wharf station, offering links into Central […]

Read reviews and details of Fulham Riverside, SW6

20. Battersea Power Station, SW8

Battersea Power Station Development Company
4.29 (based on 15 reviews) 4.29 (15 reviews)
Area guide to Nine Elms
Battersea Power Station, SW8

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

Discover London’s 10 highest residential buildings or explore some of the best places to live in Canary Wharf for more homes with amazing views.

HomeViews provides verified resident reviews of the UK’s housing developments. We’re working with developers, landlords and the Government to recognise high performers and help to improve standards in the built environment.