TOWERS OF LONDON
Cinnabar Wharf: A Bridge to the Past. A Contemporary Home Overlooking Tower Bridge
Guide price: £6,000,000
A far-reaching view of The Thames sets the gold standard for London living especially if it includes Tower Bridge, one of the city’s most iconic monuments. This riverfront Wapping penthouse provides both, its super-sized windows and sensational roof terrace revealing a flawless perspective of the city’s skyline.
The two-bedroom, two-storey penthouse is at Cinnabar Wharf, a riverside development on Wapping High Street on the northern bank of The Thames. From the property, the magnificent views take in not only Tower Bridge, but also the Shard, the glass-towers of The City of London and the banks of the River Thames towards Westminster.
The current owner has customised and designed the home to a high standard to capture the thrill of urban waterside living. Bespoke interiors capitalise on the mesmerising views outside while offering a seductive city home inside.
“For location, aspect and style this property is unique,” outlines Lee O’Neill, Head of Knight Frank’s Canary Wharf & Wapping office who has sold property locally for over twenty years. “A south-facing view on the Thames including Tower Bridge is what everyone aspires to but is incredibly difficult to find and along with the magnificent natural light, design details and eye-catching roof terrace make this penthouse an exceptional home.”
The penthouse covers the 8th and 9th floors at Cinnabar Wharf East. The main reception room features high ceilings and full height windows that lead on to a wrap-around balcony. There are two bedrooms on the same floor including a large master suite with dedicated gym zone. Upstairs, a circular study opens up to that remarkable and generously-sized roof terrace.
“The frontline waterfront location and outstanding views of London are perhaps what are most instantly striking about this penthouse,” says O’Neill. “But the lifestyle on offer is also first class. Cinnabar Wharf itself has all the convenience of modern living with a round the clock concierge, secure underground parking and contemporary design in a historically colourful part of London. For many of our clients, Wapping represents the very best of East London.”
The vibrant restaurants, bars and elegant yacht marina of St Katharine Docks are on hand and both the City of London, the capital’s financial centre, and More London are within an easy walk. Yet along with this central location, residents have a tranquil home in a well-preserved historic quarter.
Wapping is notable for its charming cobbled streets and thoughtfully renovated Georgian warehouses. Public houses include The Prospect of Whitby, the city’s oldest pub where Charles Dickens was a regular. Wapping’s proximity to the water ensures a strong maritime character but there are also green spaces and a strong local community that offer a best of both worlds urban lifestyle.
Local transport options include London Overground trains from Wapping (ten minutes to Canary Wharf) and Shadwell on the DLR, London Underground services from Tower Bridge and the cycle superhighway on Cable Street. Planned redevelopment of London’s Royal Docks close to City Airport will add further infrastructure while also emphasising London’s steady march eastwards.