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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Great quality

Review Date Sep 2021

It’s really pleasant and residential area

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It’s a top notch quality, high standard materials, and great property management

I’d def recommend it to others, l only have positive comments to make

Great design, products and the property management was very supportive during the moving process

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Fix the date

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No issues at all, it went smoothly
They always responded very quickly

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Review Date Sep 2021

I received Excellent customer service from the Saturday Evening crew

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The building looked amazing the staff did a very good job in keeping it tidy. They made my experience at shopping Tesco 100 times easier then it has ever been before I will rush back here as soon as I need to to receive such 5 star service like I did before. Thanks

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Nothing needed to share

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I have had no problems I only had good experiences.

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If something isnt 100% with just a call or email it will be sorted

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Review Date Aug 2021

Now we have moved to a bigger flat within the same building we have more space and its a lot quiter now we are not facing the main road.

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Everthing works well and if something isnt 100% with just a call or email it will be sorted, the only thing i dont like is that in the bed rooms there is two switchs for lights but only one does anything and also some of the placements of the radiators can be a bit annoying but nothing that would make me leave.

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The little community gatherings for the ice cream and little things like that make it very enjoyable and easy to meet with new people and our nabours from other floors.

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Always with in a very good time frame and in a professional manner. I think all properties should be run in the same manner.

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Thank you for leaving your home this review, we are delighted that you enjoyed the ice cream treat the other week! We hope you continue to enjoy living with Fizzy

Nice affordable development

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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.

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

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