Nestled amid the warehouse conversions and markets of SE1 you'll find a lively and welcoming community with relaxed restaurants, up-scale bars, friendly cafés, leafy gardens and quirky boutiques.
The Taper Building will stand proudly at the centre of this bustling urban village. Our luxury development of 56 one, two and three bedroom apartments reflects SE1's unique history, character and style while giving you room to make your own mark. Welcome home to a garden suburb in the heart of the city.
The building’s double height entrance reception plays on the modern heritage feel of the local area, with concrete, steel and brick contrasting with glass feature lights, a living wall and mid-century furniture.
The 24-hour on-site security is backed by CCTV surveillance to public areas and entrances and video entry to all apartments. And we’re at your call seven days a week with our personal concierge service.
The specification is of the highest standard and features contemporary fitted kitchens with the latest integrated appliances, sleek white bathrooms, hardwood flooring in the living areas, plush carpeting in the bedrooms and underfloor heating throughout.
What’s more, each apartment boasts its own private outdoor space in the form of a balcony or terrace. And all residents will have access to the private resident’s gym; a central garden area, designed by renowned landscape architects Sheils Flynn to be a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city; and a sky terrace, planted with a living roof to encourage plants, birds and insects.
Each room inside the apartments have been finished to the highest standard with fitted storage and appliances in the kitchen and contemporary touches to the bathroom.
A good night’s sleep is assured in the light and airy master bedrooms. There’s balcony access, fitted wardrobes with hanging and shelving space and plush, deep-pile carpeting, while the underfloor heating ensures you’ll be warm and cosy on even the coldest winter night.
In addition you’ll always be in control with an iPad that comes pre-loaded with all your appliance manuals and service apps.
SE1 has a rich industrial history that stretches back to medieval times. The riverside location was once an important hub with leather and textiles the key trades, together with food processing. Peek Frean Co’s biscuits, Sarson’s vinegar and Hartley’s jam were once produced here, with locals naming the area ‘London’s Larder’. SE1’s popularity with discerning foodies means that the area continues to be known as ‘London’s larder’.
There are restaurants to suit all tastes and cuisines, cafés for coffee aficionados and markets that are brimming with local and organic treats.
Bermondsey Street and the surrounding areas are abuzz with independent boutiques. They cater for everything from clothing for discerning fashionistas of all ages to customised collars for the most pampered of pooches.
SE1 is rammed to the rafters with art studios, galleries and world-class independent venues. Highlights include London Glassblowing, where you can watch the artists craft their pieces, White Cube’s programme of contemporary exhibitions, the independent Shortwave Cinema, which shows art house films, and the Fashion and Textile Museum, founded by Zandra Rhodes.
The Taper Building’s close proximity to London Bridge and its excellent travel links make it the perfect starting point for exploring SE1 and beyond.
Central London is just minutes away by tube or bus, but if you want to wander further afield, you’re within easy access of the Eurostar at King’s Cross St Pancras and Gatwick Airport is less than 30 minutes by train.
For a more leisurely experience, walking or cycling takes you through the historic centre of Southwark with its warehouses and cobbled back streets. Or you can mess about on the river with a Thames Clipper ride that takes in London’s top waterside attractions, including the O2 in the east and Tate Britain in the west.
LONDON BRIDGE REGENERATION
Over the past few years, the neighbourhood has undergone a huge amount of regeneration, which has injected fresh life into the once abandoned warehouses and riverside streets.
Thanks to transport improvements and the redevelopment of London Bridge station, SE1 is now an easily accessible hub, with local and global businesses setting up in The Shard and surrounding streets.
The capital’s population has taken notice of the resurgence with new residents moving in to what has now become a fashionable, thriving and desirable urban village.