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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Its a place where convenience is at a doorstep because of grocery store and transportation around the corner. However overall there are no facilities as per the new construction of building. In short you are paying way more only for public convenience available at few steps away

Review Date Dec 2021

Good aspect about living is connectivity to transport and grocery and convenience store. Bad aspect is there should be more bins , rather chute at every level to throw the garbage. Also there should be a space for taxi to stop, as passengers we face a challenge since car cant stop near the building. There should be small communal garden for tenants or play area for kids in or around the building.

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Building design is good. The glasses in balcony should have been tinted, as there is construction site and new property coming right in front. Since its a new building, there should be a gym inhouse for residents considering the rent is been charged. Keeping in mind the property management, the property managing or maintenance is barely covered as per the contract. Usually if you rent out, the maintenance for anything in the apartment is the responsibility of management be it fixing of light to anything big or even cleaning the apartment when a tenant leaves. This shouldnt be charged to a tenant.

Also the tenancy procedure is extremely long, this can be something that can be worked on. It shouldnt take 3.5-4 weeks to respond about your status of application

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May be more clarity on kind of furniture. Show flats are highly highlighted as compared to the actual furniture provided.

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

Little early to comment, will be ideal after atleast couple of months or so.

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Zen millennial place with zilch reaching downs

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Review Date Nov 2021

All cards on the table
– This place has genuine positive vibes, my mental health has vastly improved compared to my former flat with old equipment and ludicrous environment even near regents
– The restaurant and recreation selection is a bit wanting, but there’s a new development coming up that’ll hopefully have lots to offer…though it’s finishing in 2023 or something
speaking of, it can get dusty on some floors
-there is pure gym nearby, copying facilities, a library, morrisons all a 5 min walk
-the walk to a green space near river lea is scenic near canning town station
– Veryy well connected to central london, i leave half an hour at most before going to work (office is in london bridge) which is so convenient
-some parts are bit old london, the architecture at others is modern which is a stark contrast that’s a bit wanting of harmony and beauty

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– We have a social space with table tennis, free coke, card games which is great if it feels too personal at time to make friends inside homes, and mini golf with pet friendly place with cutie dogs running around
-there’s a yoga studio with a full lcd screen and stuff, we’ve got free doga sessions at times
-I love using the workspace and amazing books that are for free in our mini library, read up on Gucci- Frank someone who was pretty legit.
-whoever did the interiors of this space had millennial zen counter culture vibes in designing the bright entrance lights, enlivening color pallet and greg whole in house fizzy app to connect to neighbors. I once got a mouse from a kind neighbor when i forgot to bring one from the office.
-the morrisons is amazing, it has in house burgers and lovely personalsed food
– Tenants are lovely people, though we’re still trying to figure out how to put the garbage inside the bins
– The noise depends on where you are, in our flat is quiet with a few cars outside, it’s white noise that i’d like from the 16th floor but if you’re moving you would like to make sure your flat is fine
– we met our neighbors and they helped my roomate on his CV, while another one gave me his modem for free when i didn’t have internet 😇😇😇

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That excel london was close by and walks to that side are pretty interesting,though the bridges are a bit rundown and factorylike. When viewing be sure to check the sun movement of your flat, I have a lovely east facing bedroom and the colors get pretty instagrammy when fog descends or the sun blares pink at dawn💕

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

Swiftly and with care generally, and do take any feedback very seriously. Professional service.

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Wow – what an amazing review – thank you so much! We are delighted that you are settled into life in East16. We love our reisdents using the communal spaces and coming to see us for a chat! We hope to see you at the Christmas party next week!

Fizzy Living – perfect fit for young professionals

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Review Date Nov 2021

Fizzy living provides a really great living experience for young professionals, being in close proximity to public transport, local supermarkets and outdoor walking spaces. The apartment complex is well designed, clean and modern. The only downside I see is the weak insolation of the walls as the noise level from the near by railways and road transport are quiet noticeable – even with windows closed. Of course this is part of living in a big city like London but families with children should take this into consideration.

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Fizzy provides the perfect blend of Modern, functional & comfortable community living! Thoughtfully designed spaces with ample of storage and sunlight. The property is managed by an on-site team of young professionals (called BOB), which truly add to the fizzy environment.

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I wish I had know that the noise levels, despite living on the 15th floor, are

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

We had an issue with the door on the ground floor recently and the building management quickly fixed it

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Amazing review, thank you so much!

The best place I have found in London, would definitely recommend it

Review Date Nov 2021

The area is convenient for me – Canning Town station is just a few minutes walk away so it is pretty easy to get most of central London within half an hour, and the Morrisons nearby is really awesome! As far as I’ve seen the nightlife in the area is not very developed but there are some nice bars and restaurants nearby.

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Have been living here for a month and a half and feel lucky to have found this place – the flat and common areas such as the coworking space and terrace are very modern and high quality and about everything from the move-in until now has been a positive experience. Everyone on the management team is super nice and forward-thinking and one of my favorite parts is the social events they organize for the building!

Special mention for Nadya for the great move-in experience (and the free cookies and coffee!), Georgie for pulling off cool social events for the building and Jason for always promptly responding to any queries/issues we have!

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Some people complain about noise since the building is close to the tube station, but I haven’t really had issues with it.

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

Management has responded promptly to all issues and done their best to solve them quickly. They are all very friendly.

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WOW full marks! Thank you so much for the glowing review. Delighted that you are enjoying living with Fizzy. We are excited for the coming months and activities we have planned so we hope you continue to enjoy it!

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