Shad Thames and Butlers Wharf is where the historical trades of the Pool of London really established themselves. The old tea, coffee and spice warehouses of yesteryear have now been tastefully converted into prestigious apartments, top quality restaurants, art galleries, designer shops and other places of interest such as the Design Museum which will be leaving Shad Thames in summer 2016 for its new home in Kensington.
It is a great place to wander around and soak up London's old port history. Stroll along the cobbled streets between what used to be the old warehouses which retain the aerial walkways that join them to the riverside. The riverbank at Butlers Wharf is a picturesque setting for Sir Terence Conran’s original Gastrodrome, now four D&D restaurants all lined up to tantalise your tastebuds.
You can download a free copy of the Shad Thames Trail guide here: Shad Thames Trail Guide 2016.