Only six flats are left for sale at 566-home Marine Wharf in Rotherhithe, above, offering buyers the chance to pick up a Christmas bargain. Prices start at £570,000 for two-bedroom apartments. The development is handy for the Tube station and is close to the waterfront.
Apartment blocks are set around central courtyards and clad in warm brick and rusted steel panels, picking up on the area's docks heritage. Flats come with 999-year leases and good-size terraces, and there is a gym, car club and concierge services. Call 020 8694 3100.