Welcome to loveshadthames

the website for STAMP (Shad Thames Area Management Partnership)

STAMP (Shad Thames Area Management Partnership) is a collaboration between stakeholders in and around the Shad Thames area. In 2014 we agreed a Management Plan which provides a framework to protect, enhance and celebrate the area’s distinctive features. Our aim is to strengthen the identity of Shad Thames and make it welcoming for a wide range of community, business and leisure activities.

STAMP operates through a Stakeholder Group made up of local residents, businesses, cultural organisations, elected councillors and Southwark Council officers. Membership is inclusive – any individual or business who supports our aims is welcome to join. We only ask that, for individuals, they live or work in the Shad Thames area (or nearby) and, for businesses, they operate in the area.

See What We Do for more details

What we do

STAMP operates through its Stakeholder Group¸ a collaborative partnership between stakeholders in and around the Shad Thames area. We work hard to balance the interests of all stakeholders and to benefit everyone who lives, visits and works in the area. The Terms of Reference of the Stakeholder Group can be found here and an overview of our approach can be found here.

Janet Morris, a long-term resident, is the current STAMP Chair and Jules O’Keeffe from Anderson Rose is Secretary. Trupti Shah, local resident and local business owner, is Treasurer and Deputy Chair. Smaller working groups focus on specific initiatives and include heritage and culture; environment and public realm; greening; and the Shad Thames Streets Project.

STAMP has organised a number of successful events to celebrate the area. These have been included in London Festival of Architecture 2014, 2015 and 2016; Totally Thames 2015; and Find your London Festival 2016. Coming up, we will also be part of Totally Thames 2016 on 24 September.

You can download a copy of our Shad Thames Trail guide from our Resources page.





Love Shad Thames? You helped us count the ways! Saturday 18 June 2016

To tie in with London Festival of Architecture 2016 and its theme of Community, we held a Shad Thames tour with a difference.  Nearly 30 enthusiasts gathered riverside at Cantina del Ponte for coffee, delicious snacks and an introduction to set the context. Then, using the Shad Thames Trail as a focus, we explored the area looking at developments from different periods, in different styles and performing different functions, with participants being encouraged to make notes about what they saw.  We finished with more hospitality at Anise Gallery where visitors had a chance to give their feedback and exchange views about the area.

Many thanks to Cantina del Ponte and Anise Gallery for being such welcoming hosts and to everyone who came along.  It was a great morning and provided very useful input for  developing our local area vision.

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Stakeholder Group Meeting 19 July 2016

Our last Stakeholder Group meeting was kindly hosted by Anise Gallery, who regularly welcome us into their space for STAMP events.

Some 20 people attended the meeting, including local businesses, local residents, one of our Riverside Ward councillors, a team from Thames Water and the head of Highways at Southwark Council. We had updates on the Shad Thames Pumping Station works and on progress with the Shad Thames Streets Project. We also covered on-going developments at the Magistrates Court hotel, Tower Bridge Piazza, the future of the Design Museum site and the Tower Bridge Road pedestrian crossing, as well as the STAMP Management Plan and area vision, and recent and upcoming Shad Thames events.

The next Stakeholder Group meeting will be on Tuesday 4 October, venue to be confirmed.


Exploring the Thames in Shad Thames – Saturday 24 September 2016, 10.30; 12.00; 14.00

As part of the Totally Thames Festival 2016, this is a series of events to explore connections between Shad Thames and the river.  Join us at 10.30 for coffee and an introduction to the area, where you can also pick up a free copy of the Shad Thames Trail.  We’ll then visit a boat moored nearby which is owned by the Livett family to hear about their six generations of watermen/lightermen stretching back to 1710.

Meeting again at 12 noon, we’ll focus on brewing in the area.  A short walk will bring us to a beautiful sculpture of a dray horse located where the local brewery used to stable its animals.  And then we’ll meet some real dray horses who are visiting us for the day.

Our final event starts at 2pm.  We’ll concentrate on the success of the 19th century docks, their closure in 1972 and the regeneration of the area which began in the 1980s and continues today.  We’ll see historic warehouses, contemporary architecture and restaurants which celebrate the riverside location.

All events start at Cluttons, 36 Horselydown Lane (corner of Shad Thames), London SE1 2LN.  Everything is free and no booking is required – just turn up at the time indicated and enjoy Shad Thames hospitality!


Next Stakeholder Group meeting – Tuesday 4 October 2016, 18.30-20.15

Venue to be confirmed.  If you are interested in joining us, please contact info@loveshadthames.org

Get Involved

Are you an individual living or working in or around the Shad Thames area? Do you run a business in this area? And, like so many of us, do you love Shad Thames? If so, please get in touch!

STAMP will only be able to make a difference if a wide range of stakeholders are actively involved. So whatever your background, skills and connection with the area, and however much or little time you can commit, please join us to strengthen and promote our shared Shad Thames community.

Contact us by email: info@loveshadthames.org


Love Shad Thames – love the local businesses in Shad Thames! From those which flank the famous cobbled street to those you never knew were here. Here is your growing directory of the local shops, restaurants and services in Shad Thames.

Cantina del Ponte

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A traditional Italian trattoria by the River Thames, Cantina del Ponte offers a warm welcome, perfect spot for a quick bite of lunch or relaxed dinner.

Get 10% off when you quote “STAMP member” at booking stage.
Blueprint Café

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Serving modern European cuisine and nestled on the first floor of the Design Museum, Blueprint Café has magnificent views from Canary Wharf to the East through Tower Bridge and the City to the West.

Get 10% off when you quote “STAMP member” at booking stage.
Le Pont de la Tour

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Le Pont de la Tour combines traditional yet innovative French cuisine, thoughtful design that evokes the Parisian chic of the 1930s and stunning views of the City and Tower Bridge.

Get 10% off when you quote “STAMP member” at booking stage.
Butlers Wharf Chop House


Serving seasonal local produce, coupled with friendly service and unparalleled views across the river, Butlers Wharf Chop House is perfect for any occasion.

Get 10% off when you quote “STAMP member” at booking stage.
Azhar Architecture


Azhar Architecture is a local practice with international experience in Architecture, Interior Design, and Development.

We offer a bespoke service at all scales.

020 735 78703 Azhar@AzharArchitecture.com www.AzharArchitecture.com
Thames Luxury Charters

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Based at Butler’s Wharf Pier, TLC own and operate London’s largest and most elegant fleet of luxury event boats for private charter.

020 7357 7751 enquiries@thamesluxurycharters.co.uk www.thamesluxurycharters.co.uk
Dean Swift


Dean Swift is your ‘Local Beer House’ in Butler’s Wharf, SE1. Serving some of the finest craft beer and pub food in London

020 7357 0748 deanswift@localbeerhouse.com www.thedeanswift.com
Anderson Rose

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We are a multi-award winning company and Shad Thames’ only local estate agent!

020 3324 0188 towerbridge@andersonrose.co.uk www.andersonrose.co.uk