Just two minutes from the City but with its own identity, Greenwich Peninsula is home to an evolving cultural scene that takes inspiration from the surrounding architecture and landscape. It’s an eclectic and imaginative community – from designers and architects to artists and restaurateurs.
Dotted around the Peninsula and along the riverside you’ll find independent cafes, restaurants and delis to explore and enjoy. Start the day with a pastry and coffee to power you through the first 1km of London’s first elevated park. After a day exploring the riverside, choose between a laid back tapas bar, a refined dining room serving modern British staples with a twist, or an eco-greenhouse that doubles up as an organic café. Then end the day watching the sunset across London from your own private terrace.
The whole neighbourhood is intersected by The Tide, an elevated riverside linear park designed by New York High Line’s creators Diller Scofidio + Renfro, in partnership with the London practice Neiheiser Argyros and landscape architects GROSS. MAX. Walk along timber decked bridges onto planted stepping stone, through native trees and giant sculptures by Damien Hirst and Allen Jones. Then take a moment to pause at one of the OPO meditation portals designed by neuro sonic soundscape pioneers BeBox.
“It’s the best way to make the most of the amazing river views, and to really take advantage of the air, the feeling of space and the light.” Kent Jackson Design Director SOM.
Designed by globally renowned architects SOM, Upper Riverside responds to its environment, integrating progressive architecture into the landscape and riverside. Through the design and geometry, SOM have used the composition of the buildings to dramatically frame the Thames. The five glass towers are intersected by roof terraces that cascade down to the water’s edge, with undulating angles that allude to the surface of the river.