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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Amenable place to live

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Review Date Jun 2022

Pretty good location, Canning Town is still pretty rough but you’re right next to the tube. However still a good few issues – bins availability a big problem (understand this sits with council but still affects us). Quite noisy from the road directly under development- fine background noise with windows shut but when it’s warm and you need windows open it’s pretty loud. Few incidents of anti social behaviour such as you’d get elsewhere in London.

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Flat in good condition, don’t think many had been in it when we arrived. On site staff very helpful. However escalating concerns and getting them actioned almost impossible and constant rent increases difficult to discuss with massive commercial landlords. Facilities good, staff try hard with social events etc. General upkeep of shared spaces of building is good.

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How difficult it is to contact a commercial landlord, how they are a faceless entity

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They have been pushed around from pillar to post with no resolution, we have to chase constantly

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The worst experience I’ve had renting

Review Date Jun 2022

The local area has been recently redeveloped and this is still on going. Since I moved in, the area has definitely improved and its very convenient for commuting.

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The building itself is well located but perhaps a little too close to a very busy road. Traffic noise is impossible to avoid but I knew this when moving in.

The building is let down by very poor management who repeatedly fail to address any issues raised to them. I’m actively looking to move out because of this.

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Fizzy highlight the onsite “Bob” as a single point of contact for addressing all your issues. This works great until you actually need them. I’ve had one Bob lose a very expensive package I left in his care awaiting courier pick up, and another Bob refuses to address even the most basic maintenance issues with my apartment.

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They’ve ignored every issue I’ve raised and failed to even feign caring.Everything is someone else’s fault/responsibility.

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Overall lovely, some aspects disappointing

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Review Date Jun 2022

I really like the area, i have lived in canning town for 4 years and the area has continued to improve over the years. The transport links to the city are also excellent. There is a local bakery, climbing wall and even wakeboarding.

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Overall it is a nice development and apartment, the concierge team are wonderful , but poor quality fittings and even omissions from the property have let it down. My biggest frustration is the lack of balcony light even though it was on the spec. I raised it on our first viewing and after over a year of chasing them I was informed they didn’t include it due to H&S issues – which cannot be true as they are elsewhere in the same block and adjacent buildings in the same development – they offered a £50 voucher as compensation but this would not even cover the missing light fitting never mind the non communicated change to spec and 1 year of me chasing.
This is the 3rd new build property I have owned, the others have been better quality. The planting in the development is lovely now it is finished, there are lots of trees which give it a woodland feel.

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How loud the jubilee line currently is. Newham council are being incredibly supportive and pushing for action from TFL, there is no issue with the DLR at all, but the Jubilee is too loud.

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As explained above, badly. My biggest frustration is the balcony light, which they let me chase for a year saying it was being looked into, even sourcing parts, until they eventually changed their mind and said it wasn’t installed due to H&S concerns – which is utter rubbish as they have been installed lower in the building!

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Thank you!

Review Date May 2022

Very close to the train station & food shops with a couple of local restaurants to choose from.

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The flat was fab, very clean and modern. Our dog loved it too and spent most of its time on the balcony enjoying the views. Building management & property management were great at sorting out any concerns or issues we had; they also made the move out process easy and we also received our deposit back within good time. Thanks for a great stay at fizzy east 16, Jason, Mass and team!

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Price of council tax!

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They resolved any issues we had whilst we were living there

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