Meanwhile, shared-ownership apartments at New Providence Wharf nearby offer the chance to buy into a luxury Canary Wharf address at a reduced price. The waterfront development occupies a dramatic position on a bend of the river directly opposite the O2 arena. It has a private health spa and gym, plus bars and a glamorous high-rise hotel.
Prices start at £93,688 for a 25 per cent share of a home with a full cost of £374,750. Call Genesis on 0800 954 0115.