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 Natalja Sigalova is the new Secretary, with Heather Noon continuing to take the minutes at our meetings. Dr Jeffrey Easton has taken on the roles of Treasurer and Deputy Chair. Anderson Rose continues their support to sponsor and manage our website.  We also have smaller working groups who focus on specific initiatives including heritage and placemarks; Butlers Wharf jetty; public realm and greening; and the Shad Thames Traffic Study.

You can download a copy of our Shad Thames Trail guide from our Resources page below.  You can also comment on placemarks that make Shad Thames distinctive using the online tool www.shadthamesplaces.uk

STAMP has organised a number of successful events to celebrate the area. We have been part of London Festival of Architecture for four years (2014-2017) and Totally Thames Festival for three years (2015-2017). We also participated in Find your London Festival 2016.

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Stakeholder Group Meeting –Monday 11 September 2017

Our regular Stakeholder Group meeting was hosted by Chestertons on Tower Bridge Road.  As always we had a good turn-out with attendees including local residents and local businesses; Anood Al-Samerai, one of three elected Riverside councillors; representatives from Thames Water and from traffic study consultants Steer Davies Gleave; and Richard Wells from Southwark Council Highways.

Our full agenda covered updates on the Shad Thames traffic study and the streets project; the Shad Thames Pumping Station works coming up; on-going construction of The Dixon Hotel (on the former Tooley St Magistrates Court site); and refurbishment of Courage Yard (formerly Tower Bridge Piazza).  We also heard from the Butlers Wharf Jetty working group with ideas for much-needed improvements on the riverside walkway, and were given details about the 5 October community conversation regarding St Saviour’s Dock footbridge.  Other topics included the ex-Design Museum site (now owned by Zaha Hadid Foundation); greening initiatives; our joint Placemarks Project with Team London Bridge and BSAP (Bermondsey Street Area Partnership); and the STAMP Management Plan.  We also a chance to admire the update of the Shad Thames Trail, beautifully designed by local business Hudson Fuggle – you can download a copy on the Resources page below.

Our Stakeholder Group continues to grow as more local residents and businesses get involved.  Through the valuable contributions of local stakeholders, and our constructive and collaborative approach, we are creating an effective forum through which to make a real difference in the area.


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Why do we love Shad Thames? – Saturday 23 September 2017

Nearly 80 visitors joined us on The Edwardian, moored at Butlers Wharf Pier, to explore the theme Why do we love Shad Thames? The event was part of Totally Thames Festival and we were given a warm welcome from Thames Luxury Charters who hosted us on one of their boats.  We had a chance to hear from four speakers, all of whom had different but fascinating histories in the area: Joseph Robson and Jacqueline Jubert who set up AVR and Anise Gallery on Shad Thames; architect Jonathan Dransfield who has worked on many of the converted buildings and whose office in the shape of a pyramid makes an unusual contribution to the area; and Jon Byers who, after working for an estate agent in the area, returned a few years later to set up his own business, Anderson Rose. They were all united in their enthusiasm for the area and were also honest about their concerns going forward, especially since the Design Museum closed here in June 2016.

After making the most of photo opportunities from the boat, we took a leisurely walk around the area.  It gave us the opportunity to discover some of the places highlighted in the new Shad Thames Trail and to point out new developments coming up.

Many thanks to our hosts, our speakers and everyone who came along for making it such a great morning.  This was our tenth event celebrating Shad Thames and we are already looking forward to the next one!

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Next Stakeholder Group meeting – Thursday 16 November 2017, 18.30-20.15

Venue to be confirmed.  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