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.
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.