Once the very heart of the capital and known as London’s first highway, the Thames is re-emerging as an important commuter route for Londoners. A decade ago, MBNA Thames Clippers ferried around 4 million passengers up and down the Thames. Today that figure has risen to around 10 million.
Commuting via the Thames is a relatively stress-free option. Say goodbye to the morning and evening rush hour and enjoy a more tranquil journey to and from work by river, with the added bonus of having a tourist's-eye view of the London riverside. It's as easy as catching the Tube – you can use your Oyster card or contactless payment card to pay as you go – while providing everything travelling underground lacks: open air, scenic views and personal space.
Of course, commuting by river is really only viable if you live or work within close proximity of the Thames. Here's my pick of the best new riverside developments with easy access to a Thames Clippers river bus stop.
Landmark Place, EC3 – prices from £750,000-£10,000,000. Neighbouring the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. River bus stop: Tower.
Riverwalk, SW1 – prices from £1,250,000. Luxury apartments designed by RIBA Stirling Prize winning architects, Stanton-Williams. River bus stop: Millbank.
Greenwich Peninsula , SE10 – prices from £540,000. Fantastic views of the Thames. River bus stop: Greenwich.