A locals' guide to Shad Thames
"Wouldn't you love waking up every day to views of Tower Bridge and the Thames? It would certainly get me out of bed in the morning!"James Glen
"Tower Bridge is one of London's most iconic and beautiful landmarks that I love seeing on my way to work every day."Dan Woods
"The impressive development taking hold of the South Bank by Tower Bridge is great news for local homeowners."James Glen
Where do Shad Thames locals go?
A beautiful and high-quality restaurant serving the best fish meals in London.
Submitted by Igor
St Katharine Docks
Independent restaurants for dinner after a quick drink at The Dickens Inn or take a twilight stroll alongside the yachts.
Submitted by Chris
The View From the Shard
A really nice afternoon out if you are new to London, have visitors or just want something to do one day. Amazing uninterrupted views over London and on a clear day you can see for over 30 miles!
Submitted by Hollie
Ting at the Shangri-La
On the 35th floor of the Shard, Ting delivers the astonishing views that you would expect. What I didn't expect was the incredible food that was pretty good value for money - £55 for four mouth-watering courses and the prettiest dessert I've ever seen!
Submitted by Rachel
At the top of the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel near Tower Bridge, this sophisticated bar has amazing views!
Submitted by Andrew
A family-run Italian with turbot bigger than my face! Their service is outstanding and one that we can all learn from and appreciate the lack of nowadays.
Submitted by Paul
The best coffee on a bridge! They also sell delicious cocktails and food too.
Submitted by Stuart
The Captain Kidd
Serving organic beer to sip on a sunny London day and affording a garden directly overlooking the Thames. Many a pirate fantasy has been regaled in this public house.
Submitted by Paul
The Folly at Monument is like a Secret Garden! Perfect for weekend brunches, lazy lunches or catch ups after work - whatever the occasion, the Folly can do it!
Submitted by Hollie
Golden Hinde II
Is there anything more English than Morris dancing in front of Sir Francis Drake's galleon!?
Submitted by Dan
Pollyanna Training Theatre
Wonderful performance and arts activities for children.
Submitted by Sophie
Neal's Yard Dairy
Sourcing and selling the best of British and Irish cheeses. Make sure you check out Neal's Yard Dairy when you're wandering through Borough Market.
Submitted by John
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"Not only is the Shard the tallest building in the UK, it is also the tallest in the EU."
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Child-friendly activities near Shad Thames
NCT SE1 Bumps and Babes GroupDel Aziz,
Bumps and Babes groups are informal get togethers which are there to help parents to meet one another in a local venue. Anyone is welcome to come to a Bumps and Babes group. You don't have to be a NCT member. Website
Up Club-Drop InThe Unicorn Theatre
Join the Unicorn Play Club for free drop-in activities from portrait painting and potato printing to giant jenga and more! Just turn up to join. Website
Frogprince Baby Music Classes at Stepney City FarmStepney City Farm,
FROGPRINCE BABY MUSIC is the gorgeous music event for newborns, toddlers and parents. Curated by multi-instrumentalist Stefano Antoci D'Agostino aka Stead and based on the most popular songs and nursery rhymes for children. The class is a multi-instrumental path toward the joy of socializing through music. Website
Mini Moles babies groupMuseum of London Shop
Learn, play and explore together. Website
Little Moles toddlers groupMuseum of London Shop
This is a fun session for children who are walking-5 years and their carers and involves hands-on creative activities, exploring the galleries, songs, stories and refreshments. Website
Frame's Mums ClubFrame Shoreditch
A full body workout for Mums involving Boxing/Cheerleading/Toning and a whole lot of abs, all done to loud music. Take your little one with you and they can snooze in the pram, play on a mat or run around the room!
Object ConversationsImperial War Museum London
Explore objects from the collections and see they connect with iconic objects on display in the new atrium and Terraced Galleries. Feel the weight of a shrapnel piece from the First World War and come to grips with real objects from the museum's collections.
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Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Elephant and Castle
- South Bermondsey
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