Borough of Newham

If you are looking for a place to call home in London, the Borough of Newham is a great option. It is located in east London and has plenty to offer residents. In this guide, we will take a closer look at what makes Newham an attractive place to live. We will also explore some of the top areas in the borough and provide information on local universities and schools. Read on for more information!

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Best places to live in Borough of Newham

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Where is Newham?

Newham is located in east London, in the metropolitan area known as Greater London. It is bordered by the London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Waltham Forest, and Redbridge.

Areas in Newham

There are a number of different areas in Newham that offer something unique for residents. Some of the most popular include:

Canning Town: This area is home to a large Bangladeshi community and offers some great cultural experiences. It is also close to the city centre and has excellent transport links.

West Ham: West Ham is known for its lively nightlife and abundance of restaurants. It is also located close to the Olympic Stadium, which makes it perfect for football fans.

Green Street: This is a great shopping area with plenty of supermarkets and markets to choose from. It also has fantastic transport links and good schools in the local area.

Plaistow: This area is known for its abundance of green spaces, as well as a variety of shops and restaurants to choose from. It also has good schools in the local area.

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Universities in Newham

As a part of metropolitan London, there are many universities to choose from in the borough of Newham.

Kingston University, London Campus – Kingston University’s main campus is located within the borough of Newham, although there are other campuses outside this region as well such as Uxbridge College which offers nursing degrees among others (see our guide on healthcare jobs).

The university was established by Royal Charter on April 18th 1965 making it one of only two universities founded after 1960 that still exist today (the other being City University). It was originally called Kingston Polytechnic until 1992 when its name changed to Kingston University.

Queen Mary, University of London – Queen Mary is a constituent college of the federal University of London and has three campuses in Mile End, Whitechapel and Charterhouse Square (the last two are both located within Newham).

The university was founded in 1887 as the East London College and gained full university status in 1989. It’s one of the largest colleges in terms of student numbers in the UK with around 20,000 undergraduate students and more than 11,000 postgraduates.

University of East London – The UEL was founded originally as Thames Polytechnic in 1974, gaining university status in 1992. It has four campuses across east London (Docklands, Stratford, and Barking) with a total of over 20,000 students from more than 120 countries.

The university is home to the SportsDock athletic centre which has been used for the 2012 Olympics in London.

Top Schools in Newham

Newham Park

There are many excellent schools around Newham including specialist language colleges such as Plashet School (for girls) and Eastlea Community School (for boys).

Primary schools in Newham include St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Ellen Wilkinson Primary School, and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Language College.

Secondary schools in Newham include Forest Gate Community School (for boys), Rokeby Secondary School, Lister Community school (mixed), Plashet Girls’ secondary school, and Sarah Bonnell Foundation for Girls.

Population of Newham

Newham has a population of around 315,000 people with an average age of 32 years old – which is significantly lower than the national average. The median household income stands at £35k per year while the gender breakdown is 48% female vs 52% male. Ethnicity is broadly reflective of London as a whole, with 38% white British, 25% black African, 20% Indian, and 12% other Asian.

 

Reviews in Borough of Newham

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Perfect area

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Review Date Jul 2024

Great area, excelent shopping center. You can get wherever you want from there. The olympic park is beautiful during the summer

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Legacy Tower stands out for its strategic location and modern amenities, making it an appealing choice for urban dwellers. The building’s maintenance staff are commendable, often responsive and friendly, enhancing the living experience. The apartments feature functional layouts and a contemporary design that maximizes space, suitable for singles or small families. While the building could benefit from quieter common areas, overall, Legacy Tower provides a solid living environment with its reliable facilities and welcoming community.

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The noise from the train and main road and future redevelopment of the area.

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Very modern, grat view, bright, very cool concierge, good gym.

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I have my reservations on the design but the location complimented it

Review Date Jun 2024

It’s not too bad. It an be better. Location is really central. Close to the major stations and malls.

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The property is boring without any modern design and the quality is really bad. I love the location due its proximity to parks, malls, stations and even my work place. I have my reservations on the design but the location complimented it. It is a lovely place to call home.

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How long it takes to get a feedback from the developers

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It is quite and reasonably spacious. Facilities not too bad but can be better

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A brilliant place to stay

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Review Date Jun 2024

I love the area and ease of being able to stumble out of bed in the morning into Westfield where everything is at your fingertips. The range at Westfield is literally mind blowing, it has everything. It takes less than 5min to be in a wonderful shopping center.
The access to a big train station is phenomenal and whilst Stratford isn’t where I’d dreamed of ending up, I am absolutely loving it. It makes getting anywhere easy which is such a must in London.
I wondered if train noise would be a thing, it is not. There is some surrounding construction which can be trying, but I remind myself it won’t be there forever.

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The building spa, gym, and workplace facilities are just incredible. It’s really wonderful having so much literally on my doorstep. Don’t even get me started on the fact that printers are easily accessible- it’s just brilliant!

What makes it standout are some really fabulous staff members at concierge and reception.
Thank you, Holy and Karina who gave me the most incredible service at the gym and spa. Your helpful and friendly attitude was such a breath of fresh air. I really appreciate it.
Kush at the front desk- thank you for all of your help! It made everything so much easier and I appreciate the time you took to help me with my queries.
All in all, a stunning place to live!

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I wish I’d known there was a loading bay to drop off my luggage.
I also wish I’d known about living here sooner.

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Building management from the building itself has been amazing.

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Lovely area and design

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Review Date Jun 2024

The area is really nice and calm. I love the buildings and the park areas they have built. Never feel unsafe walking around

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Property management can be a bit slow in getting back to you in responses but so far we have had our issues sorted. The design of the property is lovely and feels new and modern. The layout inside my property has allowed for a lot of space and again a mordern look.

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This property was a good find so I have no tips. Happy with it

What is the best feature of your home:

The living room layout, I like the I don’t have to go to another room to get food

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