Canning Town

A Guide to Living in 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.

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

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

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.

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Renting reinvented in all the wrong ways

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Review Date Jul 2020

Area is great for transport connections and that’s about it

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I can only describe it as a shambles. Constant issues blamed on other companies and custodians that are ridiculously rude.

The property itself looks like it was thrown up in a hurry with corners cut all over the place resulting in terrible quality. This is not helped by the “repairs team” who will bodge and give excuses left right and centre. If anything breaks in your flat I wish you luck or to have the patience of a saint having to chase constantly.

Just avoid yourself any hassle and go elsewhere.

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Buy ear plugs, you’ll need them. That road will drive you crazy over time.

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Transport connections are great but there are much better offerings for homes in the local area.

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Hi James. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are aware that you are experiencing some technical issues with your flat, however as you know, these are out of our control. We are closely monitoring the situation and your property manager Serina, is chasing everyday on your behalf. Kind regards.

Can’t recommend it more!

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Review Date Jul 2020

Located just 3 minutes away from Canning Town station, and an even shorter walk to food stores and a lovely farmers market. Best location!

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Great, safe and secure building with an underground parking. Modern and comfortable. Has a great communal outdoor space with a pond and lots of seating area. Flats are wonderful and there is a great feeling of community.

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The road near is a bit loud when windows are opened, but it doesn’t take away from all the benefits of this building .

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Would be great to have more storage space, otherwise the flat is an absolute too quality.

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Thank you for leaving this amazing review of your home! I really hope you continue to enjoy living here in Fizzy Canning Town!

I LOVE MY STAY HERE

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Review Date Mar 2020

Ideally located next to Canning Town Station

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Fizzy Canning Town is the best accommodation ever thanks to the very attentive, the very helpful and very beautiful Serina who has helped me throughout my stay with my every single need. She was on top of all the procedures and documents – pretty much replies almost immediately to my emails and queries. Overall a great and amazing experience !!!!

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Nothing really

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As above

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Thank you so much Sherrie, It has been a pleasure having you living in Fizzy Canning Town 🙂

A great service

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Review Date Mar 2020

Fantastic location right next to a reliable public transport network. Amenities and shops are right on your door step with more new businesses opening locally.

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Building management and property management are fantastic, very responsive and helpful. Internal storage space within the apartment could be improved, in particular the kitchen fridge freezer could be larger to allow for a full weekly shop. Otherwise, the apartment and building design is great.

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My apartment remains nice and warm during the winter, with a minimal requirement for the heating to be turned on. However, it can be very hot during the winter.

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My apartment has a good acoustics rating, which means that despite having neibours adjoining my flat, I almost never hear them.

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Thank you for taking the time to review your home! I hope you continue to enjoy renting in Fizzy Canning Town.

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