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

New flats in Canning Town

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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Nice affordable development

Review Date May 2021

Great public transport; Convenient parking with loads of parking spaces within the CT zone; Quite a bit of traffic noise but bearable.

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Property management is great with a concierge to collect parcels on behalf of the residents; Design is decent too with practical floorplans and nice outer appearance, although sound-proof walls/windows could be improved; Not much facilities within the building nor around the area but with essential grocery stores, drug stores and local restaurants/cafes there is nothing really to complain about.

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Sound-proofing is decent but not of top quality, which is essential because the development is located in between a tube station and the main road with heavy traffic.

What is the best feature of your home:

Great public transport link; Nice floorplan; Easy access to grocery stores

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Great location, a welcoming community with an amazing estate team. Unfortunately the developers let the side down.

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Verified Resident
Review Date May 2021

The location is amazing; you’re in zone 2, you have great transport links. You have the O2 and City Airport ‘on your doorstep’ and can get into the city within 20 minutes.

Canning Town is a really up-and-coming area with more additions of supermarkets, shops, bars and coffee houses by the day. There is also a cinema on the way, which will make this area very popular and fun to live in.

With tube links and City Airport a few stops away on the DLR, plus with Stratford Station 2 stops away on the Jubilee Line, not only are you easily connected to Central London, but you also have easy access to trains and planes to travel the rest of the country and the world.

There is very limited parking in the complex’s underground parking, but street parking permits are available. However, with such good public transportation connections who needs a car?

Living facing the River Thames and the train tracks means you don’t hear the noise from the traffic, however you do hear the Jubilee Line, which unfortunately is currently very noisy day and night!

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The building is owned by Vistry Partnerships, which is an amalgamation of Bovis Homes and Galliford Try. Galliford Try have never worked in residential property before and it shows! There are an awful lot of teething problems, more than there should be. Their lack of knowledge in this sector is also reflected in their design approach, execution and finishing. But rather than listen to issues raised by owners and correct them, they will come up with excuses or poor reasons to mask them. For example: the intercom system is appalling. It’s an absolute nightmare and should be hardwired. But they give the excuse of it being “the future” and “cutting edge” when it’s just a cost saving exercise that has backfired.

The facilities are up to standard and with a 10 year NHBC guarantee the property management staff are fairly good at seeing that most material and product issues are sorted within an acceptable time frame.

The building management staff, however, are amazing; concierge are super friendly and helpful, and the background support staff have a handy man who is great at assisting with any small jobs around the complex and inside your apartment, they are great! Plus the online portal and email updates from the complex is the best I have seen – really professional with notifications of parcels received, regular site updates as well as general newsletters. Top marks on this front!

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The view from your apartment/balcony (good and bad) and how much noise you would get from the tube tracks.

Also, how constrictive the NHBC 10 warranty makes things. I.e. you are given extra space, blank switches and spare fuse slots on the fuse board for additional appliances you may wish to add yet you are not allowed to install additional appliances (such as a water softener) as these can void your 10 year NHBC warranty. This was never highlighted and in fact contradictory to these electrical allowances created and presented/advertised on the home demo.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

The Developers and/or Sales/Aftersales Team. They mis-sell and mislead, and then do very little to resolve these breaches in contractual obligations. This could lead them into hot water very soon!

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Average good

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Review Date May 2021

Bad aspects: flush is not strong enough; the noise from the trains
Good aspects: nice location, nice view

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Facilities are average because there is no gym. Concierge is not 24/7. However, building staff is helpful and friendly and will go above and beyond to help us. Another good thing is that we can book a handy man without charge until the end of the year.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Noise level and living room size. In the marketing plan the measurement markings are hard to read and misleading. In the actual living room size is smaller than expected because the width includes part of the corridor.

What is the best feature of your home:

Nice view and close to public transport, supermarket

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Review Date May 2021

The supermarket options are good, walking distance from Morrisons. A Sainsbury’s is opening on the ground floor.
There is not a good set of pubs/bars however plenty of restaurants.
Transport links are great being so close to the canning town tube station.
Parking is terrible and proves really difficult to have people visit via car.
Tube noise is terrible.

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The internal space has not been utilised in the best way. A cupboard is unusable due to electrics. The extractor fan isn’t actually extracting the fan out of the flat (a pipe has not been fitted).

The management team were helpful at the beginning, but the same service has not been kept. I have has issues with scratched glass, scratched floorboards.

The blueprints also did not show internal RSJs and recesses.

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internal floor to ceiling space
quality of materials used

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

Initially very well, but this has tailed off as time has passed.

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