A pocket of Zone 1 between Waterloo, Borough and Elephant & Castle is coming into focus as developers search for sites behind the Southwark waterfront.
It is a superbly central address, with a real urban residential mix of swish modern flats, handsome Victorian terraces, warehouse lofts, good public housing and boutique private homes.
A new-build scheme of nine apartments, above, in Rushworth Street, part of a quiet conservation area with historic almshouses, slots neatly into the neighbourhood, with a façade of warm brick, stone and bronze window frames echoing nearby warehouses.
Developer Ipsus has a track record in creating architecturally sharp, Scandi-style homes, with light, spacious interiors.
The building's common areas are powered by solar energy, and the flats have low-carbon heating to keep bills down.
Prices from £710,000. Call 020 7758 8424.
Coming soon are bigger developments along Blackfriars Road, the spine of this area.