River Thames

London apartment towers with Hong Kong views

It is not just the height of London apartment buildings that recalls Hong Kong. Photo: AP

As a former Hong Kong resident now living in London, I have often thought my ideal place in the world would be a combination of both cities.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

London port project woos Chinese firms

Senior executives from the GBP1.5 billion (HK$18.5 billion) London Gateway port and logistics development due to open at the end of next year are wooing Hong Kong and mainland-based shipping and cargo firms.

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Maritime heritage merges with modern attractions

Surrounded by signs of London's historic past, and features of modern city living, residents of 21 Wapping Lane will have much to choose from.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Land of make believe

Just 30 kilometres from the centre of Shanghai stands Thames Town, an extravagant development that opened in 2006 and boasts all the features a foreigner might expect to find in an English market town - minus the residents.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Reach for luxury down by the river

Sitting alongside a green and serene stretch of the River Thames, Fulham Reach offers London riverside living at its best. Based in an elegant landscaped environment, the prime development boasts apartments with interiors inspired by one of three excusive palettes.

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Enjoy village life down by the river

Whether investors are looking mainly for a home in London or a rental property promising good long-term returns, the new Greenwich Wharf development beside the River Thames is an interesting property.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

BOOK (1902)

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad Dover

When Joseph Conrad unleashed his most celebrated novella in a three-part serialisation in the Edinburgh literary journal Blackwood's Magazine it was hailed as an instant classic. And with its thrilling narrative, universal themes and central message - there's evil in all of us - it has aged well.

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Prime location offers sophisticated living

Located on the banks of the River Thames, Riverlight apartments provide a highly convenient address and an inspired opportunity for sophisticated London living.

6 May 2011 - 12:00am

BOOK (1889)

Three Men in a Boat

by Jerome K. Jerome


11 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Londoners look to 'make do and mend' mantra of wartime years


3 Sep 2008 - 12:00am


Would you pay to see the Peak Tower's view?

I suppose the main reason for the Peak Tower receiving criticism for charging entry to its observation deck is simple - the company has not imposed such a charge before.

Viewing charges of cityscapes in international cities around the world do not come cheap.

25 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

South Bank and Bankside

A short stroll along the banks of the River Thames in London offers a wealth of cultural attractions.

1. London Eye (below left)

6 May 2007 - 12:00am

Maddening roadworks set to tear up inner city


They have scant regard for traffic lights, they just amble through. They devour bus and cycle lanes, and annoyingly turn left without signalling. They are colour-blind to double yellow and red lines. They never pay parking meters yet they hog spaces all day.

What are they? Roadworks. The perennial bugbear of city dwellers and motorists the world over.

4 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

CKI in talks with banks on $107b Thames Water bid

Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings has been in talks with investment banks and possible co-investors about a possible GBP8 billion ($107 billion) offer for Thames Water of Britain.

The company is understood to have held talks with Borealis, a pension fund in Canada, about making a joint bid for Thames Water, which is owned by RWE of Germany, according to the Sunday Times.

13 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Pointers to recovery start to rise in the west

Office rents have dived by a quarter and supply levels have tripled in the Thames Valley over the past two years, following the collapse of its dominant dotcom sector, according to analysts.

6 Aug 2003 - 12:00am