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.

STAMP has organised a number of successful events to celebrate the area. We have participated in London Festival of Architecture for four years running (2014-2017); Totally Thames 2015 and 2016 with the next event coming up on 23 September 2017; and Find your London Festival 2016.

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





Shad Thames Tales – Saturday 17 June 2017

On a beautiful summer Saturday morning over 50 visitors joined us for Shad Thames Tales, part of London Festival of Architecture. We were treated once again to generous hospitality from Cantina del Ponte, Butlers Wharf while we had an introduction to Shad Thames. We then heard from three fascinating speakers: Dirk Bennett from Tower Bridge, who spoke about the new exhibition in the Engine Room and the Walk of Fame; Ben Nithsdale from Thames Water who spoke about the Shad Thames Pumping Station; and Chris Livett, Waterman to Queen Elizabeth and with family connections to the river stretching back for over 300 years, who spoke about the different businesses he operates on the river including filming, civil engineering and the cruise boats moored at Butlers Wharf.

We then took a short walk around the area before dropping in at Anise Gallery, who have regularly hosted STAMP events.  There we had a chance to see their current exhibition and hear from two people who had been active in the artistic community at Butlers Wharf after the Docks closed in 1972 and before the area was regenerated. Michael Davies (architect and community activist) and Annabel Stockman (filmmaker and artist) both shared amazing stories of their time in the area some 40 years ago.

Without doubt a good time was had by all!  Thanks to everyone who participated, to everyone who came along and to the weather for being so glorious.

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Stakeholder Group Meeting (AGM) –Thursday 1 June 2017

Our third Stakeholder Group Annual General Meeting was once again hosted by Conran & Partners in their beautiful offices on Shad Thames.  We were joined by a range of local residents and local businesses, as well as Hamish McCallum, one of our three elected Riverside councillors; Alistair Huggett, Planning Project Manager from Southwark Council; and Jack Skillen, Placeshaping Director at Team London Bridge.

Alistair Huggett reported that the unique STAMP partnership between the Council and local stakeholders was proving invaluable for the Council when working in Shad Thames.  Alistair also gave updates on specific developments currently underway, including the New Southwark Plan (on which STAMP has commented); St Saviour’s Dock Bridge (feasibility study in progress); Shad Thames Streets Project (details being worked on before a draft plan goes to public consultation); and review of the STAMP Management Plan in the next year or so.

Since this was our AGM, Janet Morris as chair produced 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 given on current on-going projects including the Shad Thames Delivery and Servicing Study (supported by TfL and Southwark Council); Butler’s Wharf Jetty working group; Magistrates Court hotel development (to be called The Dixon); Shad Thames Pumping Station; Courage Yard refurbishment; and the ex-Design Museum site. We also heard about the latest Team London Bridge initiatives and two Shad Thames greening projects on which we are now moving forward – the green wall on Lafone Street and the zig-zag bench on Butlers Wharf jetty. Jon Byers also reported on a new business initiative: Shad Thames Marketplace, a newsletter which would be circulated to all Stakeholders.

Our Stakeholder Group continues to grow and we are grateful for the valuable contributions from local residents and businesses on a range of issues. As a result of everyone’s efforts and our constructive partnership with the Council, we are beginning to make a real difference in the area.


Why do we love Shad Thames? – Saturday 23 September 2017, 10.30-12.30

Everyone who visits Shad Thames falls in love with it.  But why?  Join us to explore the people and places that make Shad Thames irresistible. This will be a voyage of discovery on water and on foot, unlocking the docklands heritage while also revealing some contemporary surprises.

This event is free and no booking is required.  Watch this space for more detail.  Meanwhile you can now comment on placemarks that make Shad Thames distinctive using the online tool www.shadthamesplaces.uk

This is part of Totally Thames that runs from 1-30 September 2017 www.totallythames.org

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Next Stakeholder Group meeting – Monday 11 September 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