Bow embodies that fierce East End community spirit, while also being in close proximity to central London; so it’s a top choice for renting or buying if you want somewhere with lots of character that’s easily accessible. Read on to discover the developments that are rated as the best places to live in Bow and to see reviews from residents who own or rent in Bow.
Compared to London Fields (where I lived before) – the area is very spacious and quiet. There is no real noise coming from the road. Although I live on the canal side of the development, which boasts amazing views. It does get quite noisy with the bridge being built, but that should all be over soon as its due to complete. Hackney Wick station is a 10 minute walk away, which is not too bad considering I am not going into the office at the moment. Not sure about how I feel walking back in the dark in the winter months by myself though.
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The big plus side is the spacious apartment – it is actually incredible!
It does feel like an insufficient building though, there is a lot of ‘lost’ space where residents cant store anything due to fire safety issues. Think it could’ve been designed more efficiently.
There are no real facilities, aside from car parking and a communal garden.
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
That the intercom is broken and you can’t buzz people in!
If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:
It’s a private landlord, he is tight with his money when things need to be replaced but at least it gets replaced!