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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Considerably good buy for a first time buyer

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date May 2021

The development is strategically located within walking distances to Canning Town station as well as to Royal Victoria and Excel, from where you can get on the Emirates cable car that takes you to the O2. If you live high enough, you can also enjoy the view of the O2 from your apartment, or you can do it from the communal rooftop garden.

The area is currently undergoing huge redevelopment which can be felt directly by people living in the development and it offers a lot of conveniences living in the area.

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Unfortunately, the design is not the best so far, especially for the built-in wardrobe in the ensuite. There were also some issues with the flat before completion, although it has been solved in a very satisfactory way. The developer offers good after-sales services and the concierge is very helpful and friendly, which adds extra comfort for tenants and owners.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Noises of the Jubilee line train passing is quite noisy if the window is opened.

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

Emailing the after-sales team has been easy, although there was a very minor delay in responding. Eva is extremely helpful though and very responsive to any issues raised.

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Design
5
Location
4
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Brunel Street Works – East London Living

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2021

Difficult to answer due to lockdown, but we’re so close to Stratford, the O2, walks along the river, there are some great coffee shops, and a great running route around Royal Victoria Docks.

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The property management team are fantastic, memorising which number we live at from the get-go. The rooftop parks are lovely too, and offer fantastic views. We haven’t used them yet, but we will when it gets warmer.

We have had some issues with the lifts getting stuck on floors, but that’s always sorted very quickly.

The flats being above retail space is great, as we’ll soon be able to pop down stairs to the Sainsbury when it opens.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

The trains at night are noisier than we thought they would be.

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

We’ve had a few issues that they are working on. It’s taking a while, but they’re keeping in touch to make sure we know what’s s happening.

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Design
5
Location
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Value
5
Management
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Happiest / the best place I have lived in.

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2021

This area is close to everything like grocery shops, fast foods, 24 hours shops, tube and dlr stations oh and bus stop right outside your house too, restaurants, basketball court, gyms if you’re an active person and more

I guess the bad side is you will be motivated to go out and have more fresh air than just staying home all the time. Which is not really bad.

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First of all just a shoutout to our property manager Serina. She is one of the best property manager I have come accross. Friendly, kind and caring but with professionalism. She give the biggest smile everytime we see her. Easy to talk to when you need help with something e.g. fixing something that is broken in the flat.

As for the design of the building and facilities, it is modern, new and gives a welcoming feeling. They have parking and bike storage!!

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I wish I had known the amount of dust that comes in inside the flat..

But its not that bad if I knew, I would have chosen a higher floor lol.

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

They are very quick and efficient with the response.

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5
Design
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Location
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Thank you for taking the time to leave your home this review. We are delighted that you like the area and that the management experience has been good!

E16 living

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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

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

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

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

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

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Design
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