Some were evacuated from the complex near Nine Elms, minutes away from the Thames River and close to the Houses of Parliament.
A golf club clubhouse in central London sustained more than $100,000 in damage after a fire started by an employee.
The 26-year-old employee, who has not been named, is now facing charges of malicious damage by fire and of possessing an incendiary substance.
It is understood that the employee was a member of the club and thought the premises were not accessible to the public. He started the fire in an attempt to make it look like a robbery.
The fire was first reported at 3.55 a.m. on Wednesday. The Open Trust, which oversees the 22-hole Dawson Golf Club, said the damage to the clubhouse was approximately $80,000 and that offices and flats were also damaged.