We looked at an apartment here because of the location – not many properties can claim to sit right on the banks of the Thames with views over the water. As a result the prices are high compared to other developments we’ve viewed, and the apartments aren’t as design-led as you’d expect for the price. What St George Wharf does have, though, is a sense of community – probably due in a large part to the fact there’s a gym, restaurant and supermarket, and more outside space than you’d expect. An amazing location if you can afford it and want to be right by the Thames.
St George Wharf in London’s SW8 has some of the capital’s most notable landmarks on its doorstep. On the banks of the River Thames, this residential complex is within walking distance of Westminster Abbey and the London Eye, which are just over a mile along the river, with great transport links on the doorstep if you don’t fancy the legwork. Vauxhall Underground Station is next door, which means Victoria, Green Park and Oxford Circus stations are all within easy reach. Plus, Vauxhall Rail Station opens up hubs like Waterloo and Clapham Junction, so you’re all set for onward travel.
The apartments themselves range from studios to five-bedroom penthouses, and opened between 2007 and 2010. The final structure in the complex, St George Wharf Tower \” also known as the Vauxhall Tower \” opened in 2012, and the skyscraper takes the title of the tallest residential building in the UK. Suffice to say, the 360-degree views from the upper floors here are nothing short of phenomenal, and The Tower has impressive eco-credentials to match. One, The Tower houses a wind turbine that powers the lighting in communal areas, as well as a London Aquifer to heat apartments in the winter months. Factor in things like triple-glazed windows with built-in ventilated blinds, and energy efficiency has been carefully considered here.
Since its opening, many of the apartments in St George Wharf Tower in particular have been snapped up by foreign investors. Indeed, the tower has come under some criticism both for this fact, and for its appearance, which dominates this part of the city’s skyline. Fortunately, the other apartment blocks in the development have fared better, and remain an attractive prospect to potential buyers thanks especially to the incredible outlook over the Thames afforded by each one. Full-length windows and open-plan spaces ensure nothing detracts from the city view. And outside, stylish terraces and landscaped courtyards bring everything together, with attractive gull-wing roofs that set this development apart.
In terms of amenities, St George Wharf is well set up for London living. There’s an on-site a supermarket, restaurant and bar, an NHS Doctors and dentist, and a 24hr gym and a spa. The services available to residents include a 24-hour concierge, CCTV and a video entry system into each property, ensuring safety and security at all times. There’s parking available beneath the building, too, and London City Airport is a mere ten miles away.