It’s crazy to imagine that Gabriel's Wharf used to be the site of old garages – now, the Wharf is a popular place for families and visitors to relax and enjoy great views across the Thames and onto London. The opening of Gabriel’s Wharf in 1988 brought commercial and public life to an area that had long been derelict and signalled the ‘rebirth’ of the South Bank. The area has been completely redeveloped and is now is a buzzing spot with a range of boutiques run by small businesses who design and manufacture their own products, artist’s galleries and eateries.
The area includes Bernie Spain Gardens, named after Bernadette Spain, a local campaigner on health and housing provisions for the area’s residents in the 1980s. If you enjoy a spot of gardening, why not join in the “Gorgeous Gardens” gardening sessions, which are held regularly throughout the growing season and are open to anyone with an interest in growing. Especially popular with kids, this is a great way of spending some time outside and feeling connected with nature – right in the heart of London!
Gabriel's Wharf, Lambeth, London, SE1