With the Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race just around the corner, we have turned our attention to riverside properties. Here are a selection of what’s on the market near the River Thames, where you’ll get great views of the race and even better ones of London’s beautiful waterway


Queen’s Wharf, London, W6, £580,000 Mount Anvil and FABRICA

Once the site of Riverside Studios, where the BBC filmed The Boat Race from, the newly built Queen’s Wharf apartments are on the Surrey bend of the River Thames next to Hammersmith Bridge and provides uninterrupted views of The Boat Race from its rooftop. This joint venture between award-winning developers Mount Anvil and FABRICA by A2Dominion is part of the extensive investment in the regeneration of Hammersmith. And along with 165 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, includes a new waterfront development including a cinema, café and restaurant. The properties come with interiors styled by WISH London, in two colour palettes, open plan kitchens with Miele appliances, 24-hour concierge, a rooftop terrace and podium gardens. A new riverside walkway is being created, that will link Hammersmith Bridge and the Thames Path. The new Riverside Studios will reopen in 2017 and will continue to be a centre for theatre, television and cinema, as well as broader arts organisations from around Britain. queenswharf.co.uk

Riverview Gardens, London, SW13, £1,595,000, Knight Frank 


Riverview Gardens light and airy dining room

A two-bedroom freehold apartment in an Edwardian mansion block overlooking the River Thames in North Barnes, close to Hammersmith, has come on the market with Knight Frank. With direct views of the river and a communal riverside garden, you’ll have excellent views of The Boat Race year after year. The second-floor apartment opens into a large reception, which is connected to a kitchen/dining room and two en-suite bedrooms – one bigger than the other. Being in an Edwardian building, the flat benefits from lovely period features, including high ceilings and large windows, so the space is light and airy. knightfrank.co.uk

Deodar Road, London SW15, £3,500,000, Douglas and Gordon


Deodar Road’s garden leads right up to the river

This four-bedroom property on Deodar Road in Putney is right next to the River Thames, with a back garden that extends right down to the water’s edge. The property, which is on one of Putney’s most popular residential roads, is spread over three floors and boasts four bedrooms. Along with kitchen, sitting and dining rooms on the ground floor, the family house has a cellar and a private driveway with space for three cars. The large garden is the main attraction of the house, it stretches right down to the water and has been looked after well with established shrubs and trees creating a leafy playground, and the riverside patio is a perfect place for a Boat Race garden party. douglasandgordon.com

Caro Point, London, SW1, £12,950,000, Savills Waterfront


The luxurious Caro Point

Pretty much as luxurious as you could get, Caro Point is a penthouse apartment in Grosvenor Waterside, on the north side of Chelsea Bridge. Split over three floors and designed to a seriously high standard. Making the most of its Thames views, the apartment has a total of eight balconies, while the open plan reception area, and kitchen/dining room have floor-to-ceiling windows, and an additional reception room on the second level opens out to a large terrace. Caro Point has four en-suite bedrooms, all with great storage space and also designed to a high spec. There’s a private roof terrace on the top floor, where residents will get panoramic views of London, plus 24-hour concierge, a gym and underground car parking. The property has an adjoining self-contained one-bedroom apartment (which is available by separate negotiation). savills.com

Flagstaff House, St George’s Wharf, SW8, £4,750,000 Savills Waterfront


Flagstaff House has huge entertaining space

Part of the new development on the south side of Vauxhall Bridge, this four-bedroom, five-bathroom apartment was originally two, but has been joined together to create great lateral living space on the river. Vast windows give residents views of Battersea Power Station to the west and Westminster to the east, while the front reception/dining room, shaped like the bow of a boat, looks over the Thames. A large kitchen also benefits from the view and has access to two of the property’s four balconies. A large en-suite master bedroom is located in the eastern wing of the apartment, also with access to a private balcony, along with two further bedrooms (one en-suite) and a separate bathroom. The western wing of is ideal for guest accommodation, with a generous double bedroom, en suite shower room and access to the balcony. savills.com

Putney Wharf, SW15, £2,650,000, Savills 


Putney Wharf’s four-bedroom penthouse

Offering sweeping views of the River Thames and The Boat Race, this four-bedroom penthouse apartment in Putney Wharf is right on on the banks of the river next to Putney Bridge. Panoramic views of the river come from the spacious reception/dining room, which opens out onto a terrace. The modern kitchen has sliding doors to the reception area and has underfloor heating. There are four bedrooms in total, including a master room with en-suite bathroom. Putney Wharf comes with a gym, 24-hour security and underground parking – this apartment is assigned two parking spaces. savills.com

Albion Riverside, London, SW11, POA, Knight Frank and Savills Waterfront
Designed by world-famous architects Foster and Partners, Albion Riverside benefits from fantastic facilities, including a residents gym and swimming pool, secure underground parking and 24-hour concierge service. Special features in the apartment, such as a mechanised television which drops from the double-height ceiling and fully-automated blinds give this property a modern edge. It comprises four bedrooms and three spacious reception areas, and is ideal for family living or as an entertaining space. It’s location on the south bank of the Thames, between the Albert Bridge and Battersea Bridge, puts it in a good position for access to Chelsea’s boutiques and restaurants and Battersea Park’s greenery. knightfrank.co.uk


Albion Riverside was designed by award-winning architects Foster & Partners

 The Belvedere Penthouse, London, SW10, £11,999,999, Leasehold, Knight Frank


The seriously luxurious Belvedere Penthouse in Chelsea

This triplex, five-bedroom penthouse in Chelsea has got to be one of the most luxurious on the market. It’s panoramic views can be taken in by the spacious terrace and the sliding doors in the reception rooms. All the rooms have been decked out in an opulent style, to suit the location of this property, which sits next to a five-star hotel, gym and spa, as well as marina, which is accessible at high tide and houses luxury yachts and speedboats. knightfrank.co.uk

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