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Building surveyor Gabriel's Wharf Market Area in, London SE1

We have written this article for you to read and enjoy and to give you an insight into one of London 's popular areas Gabriel's Wharf . Before you start to read it we would like to tell you a little about ourselves.

We have Independent Surveyors working in the Gabriel's Wharf area. We are independent of any lender or bank or mortgage company. When we are surveying a property we are working for you, not them. This means we are working towards your best interests. We want to ensure that your property investment is sound and that you are receiving value for money.

Please do not hesitate to call us on free phone 0800 298 5424.

As Surveyors we probably pay more attention to properties around us than most people do even when we are not surveying them! We always recommend lifting your line of sight above eye level as there are some beautiful buildings to be seen and ones that most people miss as they rush about with their daily life. Surveyor tours are something that we would like to introduce. These would explain the architectural styles and details that we see when carrying out Building Surveys. We are also happy to walk a client around an area that we know as well as explaining the results of the structural survey of their house, office or shop.

What's near Gabriel's Wharf ?

Gabriel's Wharf is in the London Borough of Southwark near to places such as The River Thames to the north, Southwark to the south, Waterloo to the west and Tate Modern and Shakepeare's The Globe to the east. The Thames and the Victoria Embankement is to the north, A3200 to the south and A301 to the west and Blackfriars Road to the east.


Purchasing a property in the Gabriel's Wharf area

If you are purchasing a property in the Gabriel's Wharf area, please ensure that you have a building survey carried out on it. A building survey, prepared by a Chartered Building Surveyor could literally save you thousands of pounds. The survey only needs to uncover one potential problem with the property and the cost of the building survey is more than recovered.



A - Z of Information on Gabriel's Wharf Market, London SE1

Gabriel's Wharf in the London Borough of Southwark is a delightful area on the Southbank of the River Thames with shops, restaurants and bars to enjoy and design studios to rent in this popular area of London .

As Independent Surveyors we are frequently in the London Borough of Southwark carrying out full structural surveys on residential and commercial properties.


A: Amazing Jubilee Gardens

The Jubilee Gardens has been designed to be sustainable where many people come and visit and enjoy the many flowerbeds and the playground.

As Independent Surveyors conducting property reports in London we are frequently asked to advise on property matters which sometimes include advice on gardens which quite frequently have areas where children can play.


B: Beautiful Views of St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul 's Cathedral was constructed around 1675 and is open from Monday through to Saturday. St Paul 's Cathedral was where the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II was commemorated.


C: Close to The London Television Centre

The London Television Centre is near Gabriel's Wharf Market and has various studios where many TV programmes are produced.


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D: Doggett's Coat and Badge Pub

The Doggett's Coat and Badge Pub serves traditional food and Ale.


E: Eat at The OXO Tower Restaurant Bar And Brassiere

The Oxo Tower Restaurant offers a range of great British foods which caters for everyone and can be hired out for events. There is also the Bar and Brassiere which offers a large range of drinks where people can relax and take in the beautiful scenery.


F: Fantastic Shops And Boutiques

There are many shops and boutiques located near Gabriel's Wharf Market where you can buy clothes and many other products.


G: Great Views from The Riviera Restaurant

The Riviera Restaurant has beautiful views of The Thames where you can eat inside or al fresco. The Riviera Restaurant serves Italian and Mediterranean foods and is a great place to come visit after enjoying Gabriel's Wharf Market.


H: History

Walking under Blackfriars Bridge which is located near to Gabriel's Wharf Market it shows the history of London with various pictures depicting life in London.


I: Independent Surveyors

As Independent Surveyors we have carried out a variety of different surveys in the Gabriel's Wharf Market area including Residential Building Surveys and also Commercial Surveys. If you are buying a house or business in Gabriel's Wharf Market area then call us for a truly independent opinion, we are not influenced by Banks, Building Societies or Estate Agents!

Please see our surveying articles on:

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Can you trust an estate agent?

Structural surveys


J: Just Near To London Film Museum

In 2008 The London Film Museum was founded by Jonathan Sands and is open every day to the public where they can see various exhibitions which show the history of the film industry in Britain.


K: Keen To Visit Gabriel's Market

Gabriel's Market is converted from garages and is a perfect place to come and visit and buy some interesting craft products.


L: London Eye Millennium Pier

The London Eye Millennium Pier is located just in front of the London Eye.

As Independent Surveyors we are often asked to survey properties in the London area and have also carried out many specific defect reports, expert witness reports and dilapidations surveys.


M: Market Opening Times

Gabriel's Wharf Market is open Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm.


N: Not too far from Gabriel's Wharf Market

The Riverside Walk Market is close to Gabriel's Market and sells second hand books and a range of other great products.


Please see our articles on London parks:

Burgess Hill Park

Bushy Park

Hampstead Heath

Hyde Park

Kensington Gardens

St James's Park


O: OXO Tower

The Oxo Tower was redeveloped in the 1990's and has Art Deco architecture. The Oxo Tower has shops, restaurants, cafes and galleries where people can visit and see the amazing views.


P: People Regularly Visit

The Anchor Pub is popular and has a great roof terrace where you can see fantastic views of The River Thames.


Q: Quite A Few Products

Gabriel's Wharf Market sells a range of products including delicate jewellery, ceramics and a range of other craft products.

Gabriel's Wharf Market is a wonderful place to take a break when in London carrying out Residential Building Surveys in our role as Independent Surveyors.


R: Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens are located near The Thames and has amazing gardens, Palm House and a Restaurant.


S: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

The Shakespeare's Globe Theatre was built in approximately 1599 and was destroyed by fire. The Globe was rebuilt by the Shakespeare Globe Trust which was founded by Sam Wanamaker the renowned US actor, director and producer. The new Globe was constructed with techniques used as precisely as possible to the original construction with a contemporary slant such as ensuring the theatre is illuminated and has fire retardant materials for example.


T: Tate Modern

The Tate Modern is open every day and most exhibitions are free which allow visitors to view the wonderful modern art work. There are exhibitions and films shown in the Tate Modern and they also have a shop and restaurant where you can visit.


Please see our articles on London parks:

Richmond Park

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Kennington Park

Kilburn Grange Park

Hampstead Heath

U: Unusual Clink Prison Museum

The Clink Prison Museum opened in 1144 and closed in 1780. The Clink Museum is open to the public to visit where they can be educated about the history of The Clink Museum.


V: Very close to Cardinal's Wharf

If visiting Cardinal's Wharf you can see the houses which were built in the 17th Century and have wonderful views of the River Thames.


W: Walk along the South Bank

You can walk along the South Bank where you can take in the views of The River Thames and sit down and watch the boats and people walk by.


X: Xcellent Wine Tasting

The Vinopolis is a great place for wine tasting and is located beneath the arches of the Victorian railway viaduct with guided tours and wine displays and tastings it is a must for tourist and wine connoisseurs to visit.


Y: You Can See Millennium Bridge

Millennium Bridge is near to Gabriel's Wharf Market which crosses The Thames and can be seen in the Harry Potter films.

As Independent Surveyors when in the area carrying out Residential and Commercial Building Surveys in the Gabriel's Wharf Market area we often stop to take in the fantastic sight from the Millennium Bridge .


Z: Zero Fee Admission

Gabriel's Market is located near a Bandstand where in the summer there are often Jazz bands playing which can sometimes be free.


How to get to Gabriel's Wharf Market


Waterloo or Southwark



45, 63, 100, 381


What National Trust Places of interest are near to Gabriel's Wharf Road Market?

The Blewcoat School Gift Shop in Caxton Street, Westminister, London SW1

National trust attractions in other parts of London:

Fenton House in Hampstead

Carlyle House in Chelsea

Ham House and Garden in Richmond


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We survey buildings in South London. Our independent surveyors are experienced and qualified and produce high quality surveys including Structural surveys, Building surveys and valuations on both residential and commercial properties. We use surveyors who are experienced with old properties, many having direct hands on experience of working on listed buildings. Equally we understand newer construction, it may look the same to the untrained eye but performs very differently and we would say is built to a price not a quality standard. We also survey buildings that have been altered and extended both with and without planning permission and building regulations. We solve and deal with building disputes and can also help you with your extension and alteration design work.


If you are purchasing a property in South London please ensure that you have a building survey carried out on it. A building survey, prepared by a chartered building surveyor could literally save you thousands of pounds. The survey only needs to uncover one potential problem with the property and the cost of the building survey is more than recovered.

Home Surveyor in South London

If you book a building survey in South London with 1st Associated surveyors you will find that we take great pride in the quality of our building survey and produce a very detailed building survey report, whether it be for a residential property or a commercial property. We use plain English in our building surveys to explain any problems with the property to ensure that you understand the problems and how to resolve them.



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Discover more about us and why an INDEPENDENT BUILDING SURVEY is so important

We are Independent Surveyors who carry out building surveys in Gabriel's Wharf Market, London, SE1. We are independent of any lender or bank or mortgage company. When we are surveying a property we are working for you, not them. This means we are working towards your best interests. We want to ensure that your property investment is sound and that you are receiving value for money.

Residential Building Surveyors South London

We have independent building surveyors that operate throughout the UK . As building surveyors we are often asked to work on not only a residential building survey but also a boundary walls dispute survey or a specific defects survey if you have a problem with dampness or cracking in your property for example.

Commercial Building Surveyor South London

We are have commercial building surveyors - still operating Gabriel's Wharf Market, London SE1 we can provide schedule of condition survey, property report, dilapidations report and a commercial building survey - our independent building surveyors have the skills and experience to save you money on your commercial building purchase.

Where to get a building survey

We have a wealth of experience in providing Building Surveys to make sure you are buying the right property and providing market Valuations to ensure that you are buying the property at the right price. If you have any particular property problems we can carry out a Specific Defects Report.

Call us today on free phone 0800 298 5424 to discuss the services we offer. We are more than happy to talk about what the Building Surveys involve, these are also sometimes known as Structural Surveys or Engineers Reports.



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