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 22 November 2016

We’ve held STAMP Stakeholder Group meetings in some unusual places before, including on the benches of the court room in the Magistrates Court and on board The Edwardian moored at Butlers Wharf Pier.  Our last venue however will take some beating! Thanks to the generous welcome from Chris Earlie, Bridgemaster and Head of Tower Bridge, our last STAMP meeting took place in Tower Bridge’s Events Space with this amazing view.

A total of 33 people attended the meeting, including a good mix of local businesses and local residents as well as Southwark Council. We managed to tear ourselves away from the view to focus on Shad Thames business and covered updates on the Magistrates Court hotel, Courage Yard (Tower Bridge Piazza), Shad Thames Pumping Station, the Tower Bridge Road pedestrian crossing, the Design Museum site and St. Saviours Dock Bridge.  We also heard about the initiative for a Shad Thames Business Association and discussed two greening projects, the Shad Thames Streets Project and events planned for 2017.



Exploring the Thames in Shad Thames – Saturday 24 September 2016

As part of the Totally Thames Festival 2016, we held a series of events to explore connections between Shad Thames and the river.  We had a great turnout for all three events – thanks to everyone who joined us.

We began with coffee and an introduction to the area, where people could pick up a free copy of the Shad Thames Trail.  We then visited The Edwardian moored nearby at Butlers Wharf Pier where we were treated to a conversation with Edward Livett, representing the sixth generation of watermen/lightermen in the Livett family stretching back to 1710.

For our second event we heard from Jack Hobday, co-founder of Anspach & Hobday, a local microbrewery based nearby on Druid Street. There was a chance to ask Jack questions and to taste his beer, which went down a treat.  We then visited Jacob the bronze dray horse sculpture located at The Circle, where Anchor Brewery used to stable its horses for beer delivery, before meeting some live horses visiting us on Butlers Wharf.

Our last event focused on the 19th century docks, their closure in 1972 and the regeneration of the area which began in the 1980s and continues today.  We had a good walk around the area, looking at historic buildings, contemporary architecture and future developments.

A very big thanks to Cluttons for providing the meeting point for all three events, to Thames Luxury Cruises for hosting us on their boat, and to the weather for being so fantastic!

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What next for St Saviour’s Dock Bridge? – Tuesday 31 January 2017, 18:30-21:00


Drop in at Brown’s Riverside (Private Dining Room) for a community conversation about this award-winning bridge:  its history, its structure and its future.

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.

This informal consultation is an opportunity to feed in your thoughts and feelings about the existing bridge and what works best for the local community.  You’ll have a chance to speak with the original architect and engineer, with representatives from the Council, with your Riverside Ward Councillors and with local neighbours.


Next Stakeholder Group meeting – Tuesday 24 January 2017, 18.30-20.15

Kindly hosted by Brown’s Riverside (Private Dining Room). If you are interested in joining us, 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