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 order of the highest star rating and with at least five reviews, these 20 riverside developments are ranked among London’s finest.

Best views in London from a sofa

1. 10 George Street, E14

Vertus
4.80 (25 reviews) 4.80 (25 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

2. The Dumont, SE1

St James
4.53 (6 reviews) 4.53 (6 reviews)
Area guide to South Bank
The Dumont, SE1

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.

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3. No.2 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

Greenwich Peninsula, Upper Riverside
4.48 (6 reviews) 4.48 (6 reviews)
Area guide to Greenwich
Image of No.2 Upper Riverside, 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 […]

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4. London City Island, E14

EcoWorld, Ballymore Group
4.47 (83 reviews) 4.47 (83 reviews)
Area guide to Poplar
Image of London City Island, E14

London City Island is a mixed-use 12-acre neighbourhood from EcoWorld and Ballymore. It includes 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. […]

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

Greenwich Peninsula, Upper Riverside
4.42 (9 reviews) 4.42 (9 reviews)
Area guide to Greenwich
Image of No.1 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

Find No. 1 Upper Riverside in Greenwich Peninsula‘s latest neighbourhood – Upper Riverside. It features 526 units, covering studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. In addition, North Greenwich tube station 2 minutes away  offering easy access to the likes of Canary Wharf, London Bridge as well as Waterloo.  As well as green riverfront walkways, residents […]

Read reviews and details of No.1 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

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

Greenwich Peninsula, Upper Riverside
4.37 (15 reviews) 4.37 (15 reviews)
Area guide to Greenwich
Image of No.4 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

Find No.4 Upper Riverside in Greenwich Peninsula’s latest neighbourhood – Upper Riverside. Residents have access to a wide range of facilities. These include a state-of-the-art gym and pool with a view of Canary Warf, designed by Tom Dixon. As well as this, North Greenwich station is only a 7 minute walk away, with links to […]

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

7. Queen’s Wharf, W6

Fabrica, Mount Anvil
4.33 (21 reviews) 4.33 (21 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 […]

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8. Royal Arsenal Riverside, SE18

Berkeley Homes
4.33 (153 reviews) 4.33 (153 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 […]

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9. The Lighterman, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

Greenwich Peninsula
4.31 (24 reviews) 4.31 (24 reviews)
Area guide to Greenwich
Image of The Lighterman, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

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 […]

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10. Folio London at Royal Albert Wharf, E16

Folio London
4.29 (14 reviews) 4.29 (14 reviews)
Area guide to Royal Docks
Folio London at Royal Albert Wharf, E16

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.

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11. Dollar Bay, E14

Mount Anvil
4.27 (19 reviews) 4.27 (19 reviews)
Area guide to Canary Wharf
Dollar Bay, E14

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.

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12. Battersea Power Station, SW8

Battersea Power Station Development Company
4.19 (52 reviews) 4.19 (52 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, […]

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13. New Capital Quay, SE10

Galliard Homes
4.19 (41 reviews) 4.19 (41 reviews)
Area guide to Greenwich
New Capital Quay, 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 […]

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14. The River Gardens, SE10

London + Regional Properties, Bellway Homes
4.21 (21 reviews) 4.21 (21 reviews)
Area guide to Greenwich
The River Gardens, SE10

The River Gardens is a Bellway Homes development comprising 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 Cutty Sark DLR station is less than 20 minutes’ walk from the development and from there, frequent […]

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15. Kingston Riverside, KT2

Redrow Homes
4.14 (18 reviews) 4.14 (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.

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16. Paynes & Borthwick Wharf, SE8

United House Developments
4.09 (11 reviews) 4.09 (11 reviews)
Area guide to Deptford
Paynes & Borthwick Wharf, SE8

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 […]

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17. Barrier Point, E16

Barratt Homes
4.08 (12 reviews) 4.08 (12 reviews)
Area guide to Royal Docks
Barrier Point, E16

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.

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18. Royal Albert Wharf, E16

Notting Hill Genesis
4.06 (75 reviews) 4.06 (75 reviews)
Area guide to Royal Docks
Royal Albert Wharf, E16

Royal Albert Wharf is situated in the Royal Docks area of East London. It’s a huge development made up of offices, retail and food outlets, along with residential units that range from one to four-bedrooms. Shared Ownership, affordable rent and Help to Buy are among the many schemes in operation here. As for transport, it’s […]

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19. No.3 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

Greenwich Peninsula, Upper Riverside
4.05 (6 reviews) 4.05 (6 reviews)
Area guide to Greenwich
Image of No.3 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

Find No. 3 Upper Riverside in Greenwich Peninsula’s latest neighbourhood. Designed by architects, SOM with interior design by Sophie Ashby. Located two minutes from the tube, No.3 Upper Riverside hosts a selection of various apartments and sits right on the waterfront. In addition, residents of No.3 will become a part of the Upper Riverside Club. […]

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20. Chelsea Bridge Wharf, SW11

Berkeley Homes
4.03 (27 reviews) 4.03 (27 reviews)
Area guide to Nine Elms
Chelsea Bridge Wharf, SW11

Chelsea Bridge Wharf is a collection of more than 1,000 modern apartments from The Berkeley Group, developed in conjunction with Lifetime Homes, EcoHomes and BREEAM. The homes are right on the River Thames in Battersea, close to Battersea Park and Queenstown Road train stations, and neighbouring Battersea Park. It’s a mixed-use development of residential units, […]

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