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 and 2015; Totally Thames 2015; and Find your London Festival 2016. Coming up, we will also be part of London Festival of Architecture 2016 on 18 June (see Events below and http://architecturediary.org/london/events/6168 ) as well as Totally Thames 2016 on 24 September.

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





Stakeholder Group AGM 10 May 2016

We celebrated STAMP’s second birthday at our AGM, kindly hosted by Conran and Partners in their Shad Thames office. It was great to meet in one of the spaces that signalled the ambitious regeneration of the area begun by Sir Terence Conran in the 1980s.

We welcomed some 20 people, including local businesses, local residents, one of our Riverside Ward councillors, and a senior representative from Southwark Council who was a key player in creating the framework for STAMP.  Focusing on the bigger picture, we had an update on the STAMP Management Plan (approved by the Council in April 2014 – you can download a copy from our Resources page below). Team London Bridge also gave a presentation on their London Bridge Plan which is closely aligned with what we are trying to achieve in the Shad Thames area.  We discussed refining our vision for the area, as well as on-going developments including the Magistrates Court hotel; Tower Bridge Piazza; Shad Thames Streets Project; departure of the Design Museum at the end of June; and the Tower Bridge Road pedestrian crossing.

The next Stakeholder Group meeting will be on Tuesday 19 July at Anise Gallery, 13a Shad Thames, SE1 2PU.

Shad Thames Trail Pop Up at Le Pont de la Tour bar 19 March 2016


We recently updated our self-guided Shad Thames Trail to help people explore the area on their own.

To launch the new Guide, we held a Pop Up at Le Pont de la Tour bar on Saturday 19 March as part of Find Your London festival (organised by City Hall).  Visitors were invited to drop in, collect a free copy of the Trail, enjoy a coffee and chat with local enthusiasts. Over 50 people came along and another 60 emailed to request a copy of the Trail.

You can now download your copy of the Shad Thames Trail directly from the Resources page below.


Next Stakeholder Group meeting – Tuesday 19 July 2016, 18.30-20.15

Anise Gallery are kindly hosting our next Stakeholder Group meeting.  The meeting will take place at Anise/AVR, 13a Shad Thames, London SE1 2PU.  If you are interested in joining us, please contact info@loveshadthames.org

Love Shad Thames? Help us count the ways! Saturday 18 June 2016, 10.30-12.30

To tie in with London Festival of Architecture 2016 and its theme of Community, this will be a Shad Thames tour with a difference.  We’ll begin with coffee at Cantina del Ponte (Butlers Wharf riverside) to set the context.  Then, using the Shad Thames Trail as a focus, we’ll explore the area looking at developments from different periods, in different styles and with different functions.  Participants will be encouraged to respond to what they see by photographing as well as making a note of their views as we go along.  We’ll finish with refreshments at Anise Gallery (13a Shad Thames) where we can share photos and exchange views about what we saw.

This event is free and no booking is required – just come along.  You can also download a copy of the Shad Thames Trail from the Resources page below.


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