DISCOVER THE BEST WATERSIDE APARTMENTS IN LONDON
From Lightermen to art installations and diverse wildlife to waterborne festivals, the section of the River Thames overlooked by Newfoundland is very much alive – a waterside neighbourhood supporting wellbeing as well as offering extraordinary views of London’s greatest open space. Looking west from Newfoundland, you’re met with one of the western hemisphere’s greatest skylines – an iconic urban silhouette that’s been centuries in the making. And winding its way right through its heart is the River Thames.
Rising from the western edge of the Canary Wharf estate, Newfoundland’s position lends it a unique perspective of this constantly changing environment. Living here in one of its waterside apartments also comes with an inescapable sense of history. Immortalised in art, photography and literature, the river’s great sweeping bends cradle the city it built, helping to draw its boundaries and shape its future.
Newfoundland makes you feel part of this ongoing story. From up high, the river’s vast expanse and constant flurry of activity can be truly appreciated while, up close at ground level, the smooth pebbles of the Thames Path lead you past old jetties and riverside gardens. But it’s so much more than this. Adding texture to the view, it’s a blue ribbon flowing through the centre of your picture out onto the world and a natural landmark complementing the city’s man-made monuments lining its banks. This is what makes the view so iconic: pure drama from your window whatever the weather.
“Living by the water, we pay more attention to the views and feel better connected to our surroundings. Consequently, we take more time to appreciate it.”
LONDON BY BOAT FROM LUXURY RIVER VIEW APARTMENTS
We used to think of London as a city to be traversed by foot, on wheels or underground, but 2020 gifted us a unique new perspective on our lives. The incessant rushing around, crammed onto carriages and up against bus doors, hurtling around busy corners and jostling for position in jagged queues... why did we put ourselves through it?
With up to five Thames Clippers per hour (in peak times) departing from the Canary Wharf Pier, it can also be explored at a more leisurely pace. Board the boat moments from Newfoundland’s entrance and appreciate London from a new perspective as you glide westwards towards Southbank, Westminster and Battersea (you can be at Tower Pier in a surprising 7 minutes), or eastwards for Greenwich Market, The O2 and the historic Woolwich Arsenal.
WELLBEING AND WATERSIDE APARTMENTS
The river enriches our lives in other ways too. The mental and physical health benefits of living near water are well documented, proven to reduce stress and nurture a sense of calm. It’s even been linked to higher levels of Vitamin D and better social relations – far more so than other open spaces like parks.
New, independent data from Atomik Research, commissioned by Canary Wharf Group, reveals 51% of people believe access to outdoor space, plenty of natural light and pleasant views onto water or green space would improve their wellbeing. Living Thameside offers each in abundance, while also inspiring outdoor pursuits and exercise. It’s difficult to tire of the shifting scenery of the tidal Thames, the paths hugging its banks are largely free from traffic noise and pollution with no tricky crossings or busy intersections to slow you down.
On the other side of the estate, Wood Wharf offers similarly scenic waterside walkways to explore. Wide, winding boardwalks snaking their way around the perimeter of South Dock - lined with landscaped green spaces such as Harbour Quay Gardens - give residents of 10 George Street and 8 Water Street endless opportunities for roaming and relaxation. And, whether laced into running trainers, in the bike saddle or using the outdoor gym equipment found at various points across the neighbourhood, they have all they need for a healthy, active lifestyle.
Living by the water, we pay more attention to the views and feel better connected to our surroundings. Consequently, we take more time to appreciate it, really noticing its details and losing ourselves in what’s unfolding.
The Thames is two worlds on one river: a restless parade of waterborne activity with unique qualities encouraging a healthier lifestyle more in tune with nature. Experience both at Newfoundland.
Experience riverside apartments in London
Book your viewing with Vertus to experience Newfoundland’s views for yourself and feel what it’s like to live by the water.
Or find out more about Newfoundland’s beautifully furnished riverside apartments in London to rent.