The proximity of Wapping to the City of London means that residents take advantage of walking or cycling to work within 30 minutes, and the re-opening of Wapping station in 2010 has connected Wapping to London’s ever expanding transport network, meaning that Bond St in the West End, Westfield Stratford in the east and Clapham Junction in the south are all accessible within 25 minutes.
What can you buy in Wapping?
Wapping is characterised by the redeveloped riverside wharves offering modern loft living with panoramic river views. These properties offer a unique lifestyle in buildings steeped in centuries of London’s history. Exposed brick walls, south-facing, river-fronted terraces and stunning original features, mean that these buildings come at a price, but they can be surprisingly affordable compared to the prime-location areas of London.
Today it is likely that a number of these flats will need a cosmetic refurbishment if they haven’t been updated since the 1980s or 1990s, but this further provides an opportunity to personalise your part of these individual buildings.
Set back from the riverside, you are more likely to find the housing developments commissioned by the LDDC in the 1980s and 1990s. These boast a more affordable option to loft living, with spacious townhouses and apartment blocks within walking distance of the city.
Wapping is also developing further with new higher rise developments such as Ballymore’s 21 Wapping Lane opposite the historic Tobacco Dock and London’s only inland pirate ship. These offer modern living within Wapping village next to the scene of James Bond’s famous speedboat chase in ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’. Also London Docks, the 15 acre former News International site purchased by St George in 2012 has offered further investment options in London’s rediscovered city fringe.