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, Sophie Hurcum is Treasurer and Deputy Chair, and the Secretary is Natalja Sigalova. Heather Noon continues to take the minutes at our meetings and Anderson Rose provides on-going support by sponsoring and managing our website. We also have smaller working groups which focus on specific initiatives including Friends of Butlers Wharf Riverside; public realm and greening projects; and traffic consolidation/streets improvements.

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 participated in London Festival of Architecture (2014-2018), Totally Thames Festival (2015-2017) and Find your London Festival (2016).

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Stakeholder Group Meeting (AGM) – Tuesday 15 May 2018

Our fourth Annual General Meeting was once again hosted by Conran & Partners in their beautiful offices on Shad Thames.  We were joined by nearly 30 stakeholders including local residents and businesses; Hamish McCallum (one of our three re-elected North Bermondsey councillors); Michael Tsoukaris, Group Manager, Design and Conservation at Southwark Council; and Jack Skillen, Placeshaping Director at Team London Bridge.

Michael reported on the constructive partnership that has been established between the Council and STAMP since the Shad Thames Management Plan was formally adopted by Southwark in 2014. He reiterated his belief that by continuing to work together in this positive manner, even more could be done to improve and celebrate the area.

Jack Skillen from Team London Bridge updated the group on current developments in the London Bridge area, including the London Bridge Culture Strategy and clean air initiatives.  He also outlined the ways that Team London Bridge and STAMP collaborate, with good outcomes on shared interests.

Since this was our AGM, STAMP chair Janet Morris circulated an Annual Review outlining the many activities that had taken place over the last 12 months. STAMP officers were appointed for the coming year and brief updates were also given on on-going projects including the Shad Thames Delivery and Servicing Partnership; the (already popular) zigzag bench on Butler’s Wharf Jetty; Friends of Butlers Wharf Riverside; St Saviours Dock Bridge repair; The Dixon Hotel (Magistrates Court site); Shad Thames Pumping Station; Courage Yard; and 28 Shad Thames (the ex-Design Museum site).

STAMP continues to attract new stakeholders and we are grateful for the valuable contributions from residents and businesses on a range of issues and through in-kind contributions. With four years of hard work under our belt, we can clearly see the positive impact we are having on the Shad Thames area.


Celebration of Butlers Wharf Riverside improvements – Saturday 17 March at Blueprint Café

On a very cold morning, we met at Blueprint Café to celebrate what we’ve been doing to improve Butlers Wharf jetty, from St Saviour’s Dock footbridge to Maggie Blake’s Cause. Warmed by our hosts’ generous hospitality, we admired the new zigzag bench installed on the recently-cleaned jetty. The bench, funded by Southwark Council’s Cleaner Greener Safer fund, is already a great attraction on the riverside pathway.

We also launched Friends of Butlers Wharf Riverside, a new initiative led by local resident Emma Sanderson-Nash.  If you are interested in getting involved, please email info@loveshadthames.org.


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Shad Thames Trail

We’ve just reprinted an updated version of our popular guide Shad Thames Trail.  You can download a copy on the Resources page below, or email us with your address at info@loveshadthames.org and we’ll post you a printed copy.

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Shad Thames Trial

Why not challenge yourself with our new cryptic crossword? Test your local knowledge with the Shad Thames Trial here bit.ly/2Boil4N . Don’t worry if you get stuck – you can email us at info@loveshadthames.org for our solution sheet.


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Bridging Identities: Shad Thames Reinvented Saturday 2 June, 10.30-12.30

This event is part of London Festival of Architecture whose theme for 2018 is identity. Join us in the private dining room of Brown’s (entry via the riverside) for local hospitality where we’ll hear about the area’s 19th century history, its reinvention through regeneration in the 1980s, and current developments. We’ll also focus on the two bridges shaping Shad Thames – Tower Bridge and St Saviours Dock footbridge, both of which have exciting developments coming up including the Illuminated River project.  At 11.30 we’ll do a short walk around the area, finishing at Anise Gallery/AVR to visit their LFA exhibition “Scents of Shad Thames: Experience history through the senses”.  Free, no booking required.


Stakeholder Group AGM– Tuesday 15 May 2018, 18.30-20.45

Our 2018 AGM will once again be held in the superb offices of Conran at 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