Canning Town

Canning Town is in the West Ham area of the London Borough of Newham. It’s situated in the former Royal Docks district on the north side of the River Thames. Another of East London’s regeneration success stories, the area has welcomed huge transformation since 2012. This was when a £3.7 billion investment was announced to give the district a much-needed makeover. A new wave of sky-high towers now characterises the landscape of E16. Many contain residential units that cater for the professionals of nearby Canary Wharf. Discover some of the best places to live in Canning Town as determined by verified residents reviews who own property or rent in Canning Town.

 

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Best places to live in Canning Town

HomeViews Top Rated Development ranking takes into account the Star Rating and HomeViews Transparency Rating of every development in the area

Main Road with new flats behind

Canning Town’s new neighbourhoods

Also development in the area hasn’t just been restricted to new homes, but also entire new neighbourhoods containing parks, restaurants and shops.

Case in point is London City Island, which is rated as one of the best places to live in Canning Town. One of the most impressive newcomers to Canning Town,  it’s a joint venture from heavyweights EcoWorld and Ballymore. This purpose-built technicolour neighbourhood has drawn parallels to The Wizard of Oz’s Emerald City and has been dubbed a miniature Manhattan. Green spaces, eateries and a community square share space with the modern apartments here. The project has attracted big names like the English National Ballet, which now has a home here. The exclusive island is surrounded by the River Thames and the River Lea. Additionally, residents can access the local area via footbridge.

“The outside of the property is amazing because there is a lot of nature such and the swans and birds. The rivers on both sides feels a lot more out of the city for how central it is I wish there was a special price for the ballet for the residents. The colours and design give the property a lot of character.” – Carmina, verified resident of London City Island

Likewise, another noteworthy development is Royal Wharf. The project from Oxley Holdings and Ballymore offers 3,385 homes, as well as a high street, market square and waterfront park and walkway.

It’s a 5 star development, with all the facilities you want and need. Gym, bars, supermarket and surrounded by nice parks. I definitely would recommend living here. Looking forward for new facilities to arrive.” – Dami, private tenant at Royal Wharf

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Canning Town travel

One of Canning Town’s biggest draws is its reliable London connections. This is a huge reason as to why it has been identified as an opportunity area. Its namesake Zone 3 tube station is on the Jubilee line, providing fast and direct links to the West End and Canary Wharf. Whilst its DLR station whisks commuters into the City. Custom House will also welcome Crossrail imminently, providing further appeal for professionals.

For example, HUB Residential’s Hoola development is praised for its proximity to Canning Town’s transport hubs. This duo of ultra-modern towers also offers contemporary new homes with floor-to-ceiling windows.

The development is well-designed and modern. The building management did a good job. There is no noise coming from other apartments. The London city airport is near by and it is still quiet in my apartment.” – Jincheng, verified resident of Hoola

Similarly, residents of Mount Anvil’s Royal Docks West will be just a three-minute walk from the Crossrail stop when it’s complete. These design-led apartments are paired with hotel-like facilities and superb river views.

“Mount Anvil’s Royal Docks West enjoys a prime setting in the Royal Victoria Dock, once a maritime hub, and now a thriving neighbourhood of waterside cafés, restaurants and leisure facilities. Part of a multi-phase project, the development’s debut tower pierces the skyline at 19 storeys – its aesthetic a pleasing nod to the area’s industrial heritage.” – HomeViews Property Pro

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Other popular developments in E16

Another one of the best places to live in Canning Town is Build to Rent veteran Fizzy Living’s Canning Town. These modern apartments form part of the Vermillion Tower. Additionally, this development is just a five-minute walk from Canning Town station and opposite Malmesbury Road Park. This development is perfect for those who wish to rent in Canning Town. As a result, Fizzy Canning Town is getting rave reviews from the HomeViews community.

Fizzy Canning Town is spacious and comfortable for a decent price in busy London. The location Is fantasic for transport links. The team are lovely and friendly with and always willing to help.” – Oyin, verified resident at Fizzy Canning Town.

“From the first phone call Fizzy was everything that I want and need from a landlord. They were there when they said they would be, and the flat itself was really high quality – and for less money than I expected. I would absolutely recommend Fizzy. They do all the hard work and make life easy for you.” – Andy A, verified resident at Fizzy Canning Town

Things to do in Canning Town

In addition to the new shops and restaurants brought in with the regeneration (it’s especially buzzy around the Royal Victoria Dock), Canning Town has a variety of old-timers to speak of. Authentic Turkish restaurants line up on Barking Road, and the iconic ExCel Centre hosts exhibitions, performances and sports events.

Shoppers can reach mega-mall Westfield Stratford in just a few stops on the Jubilee line, and historic Greenwich can be accessed via the Emirates Air Line cable cars.

Reviews in Canning Town

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WORST OF THE WORST

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Review Date Nov 2022

Absolutely terrible, and the worst company that I’ve ever had to engage with in my whole life. Customer Service is non-existent.

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Absolutely terrible, and the worst company that I’ve ever had to engage with in my whole life. Customer Service is non-existent, I’ve had to report them to the NHBC, to the Property Ombudsman and had to service Section 21 and Section 22 because these people simply don’t work. They do not and refuse to help and permanently fix issues that shouldn’t even exist in a new build apartment.

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VISTRY PARTNERSHIPS are COWBOYS, they take your money through expensive service charges and do nothing

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They ignore all your messages until you’re exhausted, they promise to call back and never do.

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The building of the century

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Review Date Oct 2022

All is nearly. Good area ti reach shopping center and others groceries shops. You can reach to the tube in two minutes. You have all tou need.

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Building is really new. The commons areas always cleaned and the staff is always available.
Dogs area is really relaxing and cleaned. Our dog always join the terrace where meets others pets.
Good area at 4th floor for study , for having a coffee with friends and also for play golf and ping pong.

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All we found we already have been told before moving.

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Management has been always available for every problem and also quickly to answer and solve problems.

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not dog friendly apartment.

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Review Date Oct 2022

this area is not very safe during the night time. and it is close to the canning town station. very convenient for daily commuting.

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hi, this development is not dog-friendly at all. it is not like what it describes on its website and advertisement. the first-floor garden does not allow dogs or cats in, which very disappoints us. we have to walk our dog outside every evening and its not very safe outside at night, which brings huge inconvenience to our life. the flat facility is very old with a small fridge.

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dog-friendly issue!!! the agent told me, the dog can use the garden. however, they change the rule when i moved in,

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very very slow. the current building manager mass is very good, but the previous one was very unprofessional.

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Fizzy Canning Town

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Review Date Oct 2022

Amazing transport links, right next to canning town station. Very close to a morrisons and sainsburies. There are a few cafes and bars around but not many. However the flat faces directly onto the railway tracks so the trains are very noisy. There’s not much to do in canning town so you have to travel somewhere else. If you live on the street it can also be quite busy and noisy. Parking isn’t really available. Bin collections are good and have never had a problem.

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The buildings just needed a garbage shoot, as you have to go all the way down to the ground floor to throw away your rubbish. Otherwise it is a good design and lovely apartments. Really friendly property management. Although electricity for our apartment was not sorted before we moved in .

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I wish i knew how noisy the trains were, because that really impacts on my selection of where to live. I would definitley go a view the property first and taken a while to listen if it is too noisy for you.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Yes, they are normally very quick to respond. We had an issue with a crate collection and they were very helpful with this problem!

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