Contemporary Manhattan loft apartments and "creative village" boost Wapping

Magnificent lofts at Metropolitan Wharf have up to 4,000sq ft of space, roof terraces and fine contemporary design.
Wapping’s authentic charms, particularly the cobbled high street with its famous inns and wharves, made it top spot for Docklands living until the money men moved to Canary Wharf in the Nineties and developers switched their attention to Isle of Dogs.

Wapping was left behind, with little improvement to its restaurant and retail scene. But now the upgraded East London line has revitalised the district, bringing more visitors and home buyers. A listed river-facing warehouse has been transformed into Metropolitan Wharf, pictured, a “creative village” of loft apartments, designer offices and a top-rated organic food outlet and restaurant.
The stripped-back fabric of exposed brick, cast-iron columns and pine flooring is magnificent, and the bespoke copper reception desk, designed by Tom Dixon, leads through a wall of glass to a private riverside terrace big enough to land a helicopter.

Magnificent lofts with up to 4,000sq ft of space, 30ft ceiling heights, original rafters and a roof terrace have been released for rent at £1,800 to £3,500 a week. The fine contemporary interior design includes Boffi kitchens, while bathrooms have “lava tiles from the slopes of Mount Etna”. Call Cluttons on 020 7647 7280.

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