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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Top Rated Developments in Canning Town

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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Amazing

Review Date Sep 2020

every thing is great , great walk ways everywhere .

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Nothing is exactly wrong with the place it’s self I think it’s the people surrounding it honestly looks moody all the time but amazing area absolutely beautiful and stunning would definitely suggest saying there with family members as it always brings joy

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We love Canning Town

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Review Date Aug 2020

We are really close to Canning Town station – a great tube line for getting to Stratford, Canary Wharf and Liverpool Street.
When we moved here amenities were a bit low but with the development works in and around Canning Town, there is an influx of restaurants, cafes, gyms, and a huge Morrisons supermarket.
Close to where the new Crossrail line will be (15 minute walk) and it feels quite safe.

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Good modern design. We have a children’s playground (private, so only for the residents) which is nice.
Car park is underground which means space is not wasted and means parking spaces are available.
Building management are good to deal with as they pick up the phone quickly and are available by email.

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That Covid would have hit. I would have waited a few more months until the coronavirus pushed down prices

What is the best feature of your home:

The location – being so close to Stratford and Canary Wharf is great. It is also so close to the station and the bew development works.

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Excellent! I wouls definitely refer fizzy to a friend.

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Review Date Aug 2020

I especially like the place where it is located because shops, train stationa and groceries, basically all we need are all just a walk away.

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I would without a doubt will recommend this place to a friend or anybody really. The building and facilities are well maintained, management has been excellent plus with the Bob on site our inquiries, house repairs, and various needs has been met without a hassle.

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We never bothered with the Bob on site before we moved in but now it is one of those things that we really appreciate.

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

The management in general has been swift with the issues and problems we have raised. They were sorted out almost immediately.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review! I hope you continue to enjoy living here 🙂

Nice and cosy – but that’s not even the best part!

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Review Date Aug 2020

Canning Town is developing and improving every single day. Everything we need is at our doorstep. Also, as parents, it’s extremely convinent to have amazing nurseries and parks within walking distance

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Building wise: the flats are modern and cozy. There’s nothing not to like. But if you think this is the best part, just wait for it!
Fizzy is not just a building with an exceptional property management service, but a proper home with friends at your doorstep.
Especially this year, which has been tough for everyone, I have been completely overwhelmed by Fizzy’s random acts of kindness and support. They’re so full of surprises. I work for the NHS, and one day I received a hamper by the post with a thank you note for my service as a midwife during the pandemic. I can’t tell how much it warmed my heart, in these times of fear and uncertainty.
Another day, my daughter was delighted by the random visit of a Disney Princess (our BoB Serina really goes the extra mile!), who was waiting at the door with a present, a baloon and a chocolate. All to make Fizzy’s children lives a bit happier!
The Fizzy community brought us the best of friends and paw friends too (our doggie Gandalf has a few girlfriends around the building). After living in both Fizzy Stepney Green and Fizzy Canning Town, I can honestly say that: home is where Fizzy is.

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I am entirely honest: I wish I had known about Fizzy before having rented other places that didn’t allow me to have a dog. We waited three years until we found somewhere that not only allowed it but also welcomed and spoiled pets! If you want to live somewhere nice and have/bring a paw friend, this is THE place.

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The best feature of all, for me, is that it’s a really spacious flat with the best living conditions to raise a toddler and clumsy pug. We couldn’t have our dog in most of the modern buildings in London, and Fizzy allowed us to have that possibility. Gandalf is now a lucky and happy dog that the entire building knows and cuddles!

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Thank you SO much for this brilliant review, I am so happy you and your family live here and are enjoying all the little things that Fizzy can do for you as your landlord!

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