Riverside living brings a new dimension to Wandsworth

Wandsworth used to be mainly a family house district but the trend for riverside living is adding a whole new layer of flats. Where once were wharves and distilleries — the untidy side of commerce and industry — now stand gleaming developments with that vital river view.
At the foot of Chelsea Bridge, Vista, pictured, is a redevelopment of the postmodern Marco Polo House office block, bringing 350 homes priced from £826,000. Call 020 3053 6900.

The recently extended river taxi service from Wandsworth to Blackfriars, a 30-minute commute, has introduced a fresh group of City buyers to the area. Five Riverside, a tower with 99 apartments, is the latest addition to the neighbourhood. Prices from £475,000 for a  one-bedroom apartment. Call Savills on 020 8877 2000.

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