Tuesday 11 January 2005 4.54pm
I rented in the Shad Thames
area for three years before moving out in October 2004.
The first year was spent in Tamarind Court overlooking Maguire Street
. The main issue for me with Tamarind Court was traffic noise (mainly taxis and early morning binmen twice a week) from Maguire Street
. I was in a first floor flat and it was a bit noisy, but not too bad. NIce block, but I've heard there have been burglaries there since I left. I moved out due to a sewage flood in the flat above mine! Dynorod came along and found a massive piece of timber wedged down the waste pipe... stuck between my floor and the floor above !!!!
The remaining time I stayed in Carraway Apartments.
Cayenne Court (which comprises Carraway, Ginger and Fennel Buildings) is a superb development. I lived in one of the apartments overlooking the LSE student block out the back of Carraway.
The students seem to just work, work, work and so there was very little in the way of noise disturbance which was great. Very little noise from neighbours too. These apartments have good sound insulation. And I very rarely needed to use the electric heating as the flat stayed warm throughout the winter (5th floor).
LSE has binmen visit once or twice a week and I imagine if you are on the first or second floor it could be a nuisance. I was on the fifth so it wasn't a problem.
The porters at Cayenne Court are friendly, and they are on-site from 7am to 7pm. They were very helpful taking deliveries. There is a private gym, swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and solarium. All were kept up to a high standard.
I viewed a property in Butler's and Colonial Wharf back in 2001. Nice flat, but more expensive than Tamarind Court and Cayenne Court.
If you have a car, parking around Shad Thames
can be a pain if you don't have allocated parking, although in three years I needed to use the NCP car park on Gainsford Street
only once. A 12 month on-street parking permit cost £76 last year.
CHL estate agents on Shad Thames
seemed to usually have the most properties for Cayenne Court for rent and sale.
If you'd like to know more about the area just post some more questions here and I'll try my best to answer them. :)
Edited 2 times. Last edit at 11 January 2005 5.03pm by MarkBJ.