East London

Perhaps the capital’s biggest oxymoron, East London is a place where traditional meets contemporary and all walks of life collide. And there lies its draw, as many of its millions of occupants will attest to. Read on to discover developments that are the best places to live in East London. In addition, read reviews from residents who own or rent in East London.

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Top Rated Developments in East London

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East London regeneration

On the one hand, this portion of the capital has seen lots of renovation and innovation. In the past decade, East London has been heavily invested in – from Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and its neighbouring new-build residential developments, to Hackney’s cutting-edge arts and music scene. And the highly anticipated arrival of Crossrail will revolutionise the area further.

On the other hand, East London seeps history; characterised by its 19th-century docks, Victorian townhouses and tales of Jack the Ripper. Whitechapel walking tours that chart the stories of yesteryear and take in age-old pubs come highly recommended.

Skate park

Tower Hamlets’ creative hubs

The Tower Hamlets borough is home to sought-after neighbourhoods like Shoreditch, Hoxton and Bethnal Green. Where traditional boozers and pie and mash shops share space with exhibitions and galleries. These districts are a favourite for creative professionals; who frequent the artisan coffee shops by day and the live music venues by night. To the north of these so-called ‘hipster hotspots’ you’ll find Mile End. Which offers the same East End spirit with a side-order of canalside walks and a family-friendly park.

Tower Hamlets is arguably the best borough in the capital for shopping; there’s everything from vintage clothes stores to treasure-trove antique dens. As for markets, you’re spoilt for choice, thanks to big-hitters like Old Spitalfields, Brick Lane and the Columbia Road Flower Market.

Canary Wharf

London’s most famous skyline, Canary Wharf’s residential developments are quadrupling, and the area is no longer just a Monday to Friday destination. Here, five supersize malls and a myriad of Thames-facing restaurants and bars sit alongside the high-spec high rises. And transport links here are among the finest in East London. The Jubilee line and the DLR offer fast and reliable connections for commuters, plus Thames Clipper riverbus services are an option if you’d rather get to work along the water. Canary Wharf isn’t just a hive for city slickers these days, though. A handful of good schools and some surprising green swathes have captured the attention of families, as well.

View of East London

East London’s pockets of calm

Head out to the likes of Havering, Newham and Barking & Dagenham, and there’s sweeping parkland and wide, leafy streets lined with grandiose houses. It results in a less urban feel than most other East London postcodes, but these are no wallflowers – the club and cocktail scenes in places like Chingford and Plaistow rival the traditionally trendier playgrounds. In E17’s Walthamstow, residents are treated to a charming village centre and a sprinkling of gastropubs in the shadow of sprawling Epping Forest.

Diverse, vibrant and with its finger well and truly on the pulse, the East End is the Selfridges of London’s geography, in that it truly offers something for everyone. Art lover? Foodie? Fitness fanatic? Come right in, because you’ll be welcomed with open arms…

You can find out more about living in the East London by reading reviews from residents. Click on the developments below to find out more about residents’ experiences and discover the best places to live and rent in East London. Moreover, If there’s a East London property that you can’t see on HomeViews,  you can add a new listing and leave your review here

Reviews in East London

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Great place to live!

Review Date Oct 2020

v convenient to Canary Wharf tube, restaurants, Waitrose grocery and jubilee park.
Clean and walkable.

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great building, nice design – attractive community space and perks for residents.
Building staff and property management are all responsive and friendly.
Nice building programming with “elevenses” on Thursdays and various social events.
coffee and sparkling water in the library is a nice touch.
Would recommend!

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The refurbished area by the river with the mini park, deck, and grass is really pleasant – great for exercising and relaxing.

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

They are very responsive and pleasant. Would recommend this mgmt team.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review. We are so happy that you are enjoying the location of 10 George Street and the variety of offerings on the Estate as well as the Club Vertus facilities and the exclusive events programme on offer. Our on-site team will be so pleased to hear your kind feedback, thank you for sharing your leasing experience with us.

Highly Recommended!

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Review Date Oct 2020

Dislike: The area is still under construction so sometimes it gets a bit noisy outside but inside the flat its fine as the windows are sound proof.

Like: The area is extremely secure. The building is just 5 minutes away from Canary Wharf Station.

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One of the best places to stay in London if not the best. The concierge team and the rest of Vertus staff are extremely nice and friendly. The place is secure. The facilities are excellent and well designed. The apartment itself is spacious with plenty of storage and the appliances are top quality. It’s only 5 minutes away from Canary Wharf station which is perfect. If you want someone who works miracles, ask for Pierre!

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I wish I knew the amount of construction in Wood Wharf.

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

I had couple of small issues and the team responded very well and solved my problems immediately.

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Dear Ahmed,

We really appreciate you taking the time to leave such a wonderful review and we are so pleased to hear that you are happy with the design and the appliances in your new home. At Vertus, we strive to deliver an exceptional service to all our residents and we are so pleased that we have been able to help. If there is anything else we can do to help, please let us know.

Exceptional Accommodation

Review Date Oct 2020

The accommodation at 10 George Street (Vertus) is exceptional. It’s equivalent to staying at a 5 star hotel. The staff are outstanding and so friendly.

I’d highly recommend this accommodation to everyone. You are highly unlikely to be disappointed.

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The design and feel of the property is superb. It’s contemporary and warm. Easy to relax in the warm indoor area and the terrace is a great place to relax when the suns out.

The decor and furnishings are stunning.

There are also games tables to enjoy and a library of books and other games.

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Dear Sandy,

Thank you for your glowing review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and we are so glad that your enjoyed your stay at 10 George Street. Our on-site team will be so thrilled to hear your feedback, thank you.

Great Development in Limehouse

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Review Date Oct 2020

Not a lot of restaurants or pubs in the area, but very well connected and close to the canal with close access to Victoria Park

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Development is really good, as soon as something breaks, I can report it and it will get fixed promptly. House is kept clean & safe with regular patrols. Property Management is very responsive.
Flats are equipped to a really good standard & finished to a great standard.

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I knew the building before moving in as my friend is living in the same building.

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

Hob didn’t work properly when I moved in, sent a video to building management and a new hob was put in with no further questions.

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Thank you for the 5* review and positive feedback. I’m pleased to learn of your experiences and hope that you remain happy in your home !

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