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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5 Rathbone Market

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Review Date Jan 2021

The area has everything you’d need and expect from a London high street. It is also close to the Thames and a speedy commute into central London.

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Serina our Bob is amazing! She is helpful, friendly, warm and helps to sort out any flat issues you might have.

The development is always clean and tidy. The neighbours are exceptionally friendly and the communal garden with a water feature is a lovely place to spend time in.

Try and get a flat facing the high street and not the over pass, as the latter is very noisy!

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Try and get a home facing the street and not the over pass. The latter is very noisy!

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The best feature of my home would be the sense of space and feeling of safety.

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Overall good

Review Date Dec 2020

Good location, design and spacious flats. A bit noisy from the highway just next to the building.

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Internet router ports are located near the entrance, which is far away from living room – poor wifi coverage in the house. Good design, spacious rooms and easily accessible location. Very good building management and friendly team.

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Poor wifi coverage because of internet port location

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Spacious living room and balcony. Good kitchen. Well maintained bathrooms.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your home this review! I really appreciate it

A great place to live

Review Date Dec 2020

Likes- near to station, many shops nearby
Dislikes – would like to have more security

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Design is good, warm and cozy. Lifts are fast too.
Great appliances.
Serina is always willing help us. She will never say no.

The property is very spacious so I would like to have more built in storage. Fridge and freezer can be larger too. Since the flat faces the highway road, it can be a bit noisy.

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Noisy

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Spacious apartment, great facilities, very good property manager who is always willing to help

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Love Fizzy Canning Town

Review Date Dec 2020

Being super close to the Canning Town station is such a brilliant location – we’re also around the corner from a great eco-park (for walks!) and a massive, new Morrisons (for snacks).

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The layout has been really thought out, with little touches in the kitchen making for really smart design. The building is warm and friendly, with a great outdoor courtyard. We love that the building is pet friendly, so we could get a kitten during lockdown. Walls are thick so you rarely, if ever, hear noise from the rest of the building. Getting mail and packages has been seamless. Our BOB, Serina, is the real star though – she knows everything there is to know about the building, and is SO responsive and lovely, which is worth its weight in gold in London!

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Moving in was a little tricky since the elevators are passenger ones, but we were able to park really close to the front doors, which made things easier.

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I wish pets were allowed in the courtyard – although this might be under review.

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Thank you so much for this lovely review! I hope your kitten has settled in well! 🙂

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