Riverside in London – Best Areas for Living by the River – Part 1

September 9, 2021
best places to live by the river in london

In this blog we’re going to highlight some great places to live along the Thames River. 

Living along the river is truly a special experience.  Not only will you have lovely views, but you can easily engage with the water for strolling and water activities.  

When I first moved to London I lived in Bermondsey and it was absolutely magical and awe-inspiring to get to run along the river and pass Tower Bridge and London Bridge. 

So what could living near the water look like for you?  Well, let’s dive in!


Fulham is a great neighbourhood in west London where property prices over the last 12 months was £707K according the property site Zoopla.  Fulham is a great area for young families and professionals as it has great green spaces, river access and good transport into central London.  A fun fact is that Fulham has one of the highest number of Victorian properties in London so if you like classic architecture, it’s a great place to be.  We found these two great properties that are along the river.  

Fulham – Hurlingham Court – £3,000,000

At Hurlingham Court you’ve got a 5 bedroom flat on the ground and lower ground floors in a classic red brick mansion block moments away from the famous Hurlingham members club.  It’s often hard to find good views on the ground floor, so if you don’t like heights, this may be the flat for you.  You’ll be close to the great shopping of King’s Road as well as heading across the bridge into Putney.  

Fulham – £865,000

If you’ve got a slightly more modest budget then you might like this 3 bedroom, 2 bath flat on the market for £865,000.  The flat looks like it’s in need of a bit of modernising, but it’s 1000SF, with a balcony and river views.  It’s located in a gated development and comes with some sought after amenities that can be hard to find at that price point including underground parking and 24-hour concierge.  


Chelsea is an extremely affluent part of London known for high-end homes and upscale boutiques and restaurants. While Cheyne Walk is one of the most expensive streets in London, you can still find more affordable options in this borough and if you look hard enough, you can find some quirky options that will provide that river-living in a stunning area.

Chelsea – £2,995,000

The first property I’ll highlight this great 3 bedroom, 2 bath flat on Cheyne Walk next to Battersea Bridge. This property is on the market at £2,995,000 and I recently went to preview it on behalf of overseas buyers.  It’s a truly beautiful property and you get great river views from the lounge, dining room master bedroom and separate kitchen.  

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Chelsea – £23,750,000

Go a little further down that same Cheyne Walk and you can get an 8 bedroom house for £23.75M, yes you read that right!  This is a grade II listed townhouse and includes a lift as it goes across 6 floors.  The lower ground floor includes a cinema and wine cellar and the property includes 55 foot private garden, parking and a separate mews house connected by a subterranean passageway!!! It’s been refurbished to a luxury standard – just check out this master bathroom and at this end of Cheyne Walk, you get views of Albert Bridge and of course the water.  

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Chelsea House Boat – £599,950

At the other end of the affordability spectrum and if you really want river views, maybe you’re up for houseboat.  This one is priced at £599,950 and has residential mooring at Cadogan Pier at Chelsea Embankment.  It has 2 bedrooms, 1 shower room and is a total of 1054SF.  Not sure if that’s all interior as a good portion is on the upstairs deck, but I guess that’s part of why you buy a house boat.  

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Nine Elms

Nine Elms is an exciting massive regeneration master plan along the south bank of the Thames.  As part of the redevelopment, the area will get 2 new tube stations and thousands of riverside homes.  

Nine Elms – £1,550,000

This great 2 bedroom flat at 4 Riverlight at the Nine Elms development.  This one is on the market for £1.55M and has 2 balconies, 24-hour concierge, secure parking and 858SF located on the 8th floor with, of course, river views.  

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Battersea Power Station – £3.2M

As part of the massive regeneration on the south side, let’s also highlight Battersea Power Station where the iconic Grade II listed power station is becoming the place to be. I actually got to visit the incredible development recently, and it is buzzing!

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Here you’ll find a collection of studios, one, two, three and four bedroom apartments, townhouses and penthouses located within three buildings. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath flat is on the 6th floor.  You’ve got a roof garden, private residents’ lounge, 24-hour concierge and communal gardens. 

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That’s part 1 of my riverside living in London selection of properties, so don’t forget to come back for part 2 where I’ll share some incredible properties and a surprise location you may not have heard of!

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