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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Verified Resident
Review Date Mar 2021

Safe area with many restaurant options

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it is newbuild, and the modern building doesn’t have any additional facilities such as a gym or pool and is really close to the train station, good balcony with nice views. there is no parking space and a very limited parking space, deliveries are always complaining about where to park

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the only thing i would like to know is regarding the constant delays on Elisabeth line

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always willing to help and do what is necessary to fix problems

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Good flat, convenient location

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Review Date Mar 2021

Close to station, more conveniences popping up in this development (hallmark quarter)
still a rough area though for now

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We like our flat, it is spacious and a new build so easy to keep clean.
It came furnished which is useful, although we do not like our mattresses.
Nice view (albeit very urban) from our balcony and communal spaces are great (when in use, and not shut due to covid of course)
The building is right next to the tube station which is very convenient.

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The wifi isn’t great which has been difficult working from home (though this is currently being worked on), and the energy provider (who you must use) is very expensive

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Location/Ease of living – easy to get places and is well kept and organised

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Review Date Mar 2021

Cons – Overall Canning town is not an ideal place to spend a pandemic, there are limited green spaces and largely a lot of takeaways. The place is very noisy.

Pros – Should you need to there is the Canning Tube station less than 5 minute walk away and secure car & bike parking beneath the building

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Cons – Design –
The design of the building is quite poor, sound travels very easily between apartments both on the floor your own and from above and below you.
The kitchen only has a small fridge with a single draw freezer. Meaning for those looking to work remote it’s very limited.
The layout of the Kitchen doesn’t allow for easy heat disappation the fridge being packed into a fitted kitchen cupboard meaning it heats up quite often.

In the summer months it is not easy to cool down the apartment and regularly reached 30+ degrees and in the winter the full window balcony is a massive drain of heat, and with only basic blinds.

Pros:
The property management is first class, beyond any of the places I’ve lived in London, and alone has been the reason I’ve continued to live here. Serina, has been of great help during the pandemic, and keeps all resisdents updated with all useful news about the Apartments. Serina is always going above and beyond what I would expect of a property manager.

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How noisy the place would be and how hot the place would be in summer.

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The noise/soundproofing, the aparment is very noisy there are two main roads either side of the apartment, and the flooring/walls carry the noise from other apartments, especially with everyone working remotely.

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Hi Ben, thank you very much for taking the time to review your home, delighted to hear that the management and service you have experienced has been first class!

Great place to live.

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Review Date Mar 2021

Transport is fantastic and so is the range of restaurants on deliveroo (which in lockdown is fairly important)!

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Lovely neighbours and a lovely shared garden. It really feels like home. The Bob is amazing and faults and repairs are sorted super quickly. The flats with a balcony are the best as they feel very roomy. It would be nice to be closer to a big open green space, but you can’t have it all!

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There is a huge difference in terms of noise depending on if you get a flat facing the overpass or the high street. The latter is perfect and the former is quite loud.

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

We had an issue with the shower and it was fixed the same day. The heating issue took longer, but it was a more complex issue and over Christmas, so that’s to be expected.

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Thank you for your review! I hope you continue to enjoy living with us in Fizzy Canning Town!

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