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 2016; and Find your London Festival 2016.

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


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Stakeholder Group Meeting –Monday 27 March 2017

Anise Meeting

Our latest Stakeholder Group meeting took place in Anise Gallery, one of the many local venues who have generously hosted us since we began in 2014. Some 30 people joined us, with a mix of local residents and local businesses; Hamish McCallum (one of our three elected local councillors); representatives from Southwark Council’s Highways and Transport teams; a director from Team London Bridge; and representatives from consultants Steer Gleave Davies who are working on the Shad Thames traffic study.

Our packed agenda covered an introduction to the Bridge Theatre (opening in Potters Fields Park in autumn 2017); the Shad Thames traffic study (supported by TfL and Southwark Council and now underway); the Southwark Kerbside Strategy; plus updates on the Magistrates Court hotel (to be called The Dixon), Courage Yard, Butler’s Wharf jetty working group, St. Saviour’s Dock Bridge, the Shad Thames Streets Project, Shad Thames Pumping Station works and the ex-Design Museum site. We also heard about the latest Team London Bridge initiatives and the successful funding of two Shad Thames greening projects which can now move forward – the green wall on Lafone Street and the zig-zag bench on Butlers Wharf jetty.

We continue to see an excellent turnout for our meetings and to have lively discussions on a wide range of local issues. Thanks to the efforts of individuals, businesses and other partner organisations, we are having a tangible and positive impact on the area.

What next for St Saviour’s Dock Bridge? – Tuesday 31 January 2017

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On 31 January we held a community conversation about the history, structure and future of this award-winning bridge.  Built in 1995, the bridge has been through over 20 years of wear, tear and repair.  It now needs attention, most crucially so that it can be opened easily to allow access for emergency services.  Southwark Council are exploring all options from full refurbishment to replacement, and are aiming for a structure with a 50-year life span.

Some 50 people attended the meeting which was kindly hosted by Brown’s in their private dining room, with a great view of the bridge. We heard from Nick Lacey, the original architect, and Bryn Bird, the original engineer, as well as from Dale Foden who is leading this project within Southwark Council. Anood Al-Samerai (one of our three Riverside Ward Councillors) facilitated a productive discussion where people had the chance to ask questions, comment on the current structure and arrangements, and explore what would work best going forward.  We have also collected nearly 100 written comments, and if you would like to add your views please contact info@loveshadthames.org for a feedback form.

Southwark Council has now begun a detailed modelling exercise and commissioned a feasibility study which is expected to report in the summer of 2017. STAMP will continue to work hard to ensure that all stakeholders are involved in the process.

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Shad Thames Tales – Saturday 17 June 2017, 10.30-13.00

Join us to celebrate London Festival of Architecture with Shad Thames Tales. We begin at Cantina del Ponte (Butlers Wharf riverside) with refreshments and an introduction to Shad Thames. Then we’ll hear from experienced professionals who work on the river, at Tower Bridge and in the Shad Thames Pumping Station.

Around 11.15 we’ll take a short walk around the area, focusing on both historical buildings and current developments as we look toward the future.  At noon we’ll visit Anise Gallery (13a Shad Thames) for more stories – this time with a cultural twist.  We’ll meet people active in the artistic community at Butlers Wharf after the Docks closed and before the area was regenerated.  And we may have a special visit from Shirley Pace, the sculptor who created the much-loved bronze dray horse at The Circle.

No booking required and all events are free – you’re welcome to join at any point and even contribute your own stories about the area!


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Next Stakeholder Group meeting (AGM) – Thursday 1 June 2017, 18.30-21.00

Kindly hosted by Conran & Partners, 22 Shad Thames, SE1 2YU.

If you live or work in or near the Shad Thames area and would like to join our Stakeholder Group, 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