Monday 6 June 2005 2.42pm
I've always wanted to live in a warehouse conversion - somewhere with a wealth of Victorian character, and I've looked at a few places in Shad Thames
and Bermondsey. My price range would be greater than £350K and less than £500K, and it could be 1 or 2 bedroom. I would be looking for somewhere with exposed beams/brickwork. I know SE16 offers Globe and Canda Wharf but they are too far out of London for me.
Does anyone have any ideas of where to buy and where not to buy, and why - what are the pros and cons? SE1 is a big place and I don't know where to start really. I liked the buildings in / around Shad Thames
but the area seemed quite removed from anywhere else, except Butler's Wharf which I'm not that interested in. I'm not sure what it would be like actually living there - buying a pint of milk, going to the pub, meeting friends etc - like I say, it seemed a bit too far removed, but lovely obviously for the buildings. The places in Bermondsey were expensive and were difficult from a transport perspective.
Are there any "must see" buildings or parts of SE1 that offer a good combination of location, character, price? In Shad Thames
for example, are their any particularly good conversions ?