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

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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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Excellent location, great links, vibrant community. Some missed opportunities but overall very good.

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Review Date Dec 2022

Excellent location. Plenty of shops, cafés, restaurants, and bars. In very easy reach of local transport options across the country and London.

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Design changed from plans to final product. Poor design of Ethernet points in the flat (seemed electrician mixed things up from main room and main bedroom). Shared energy contract terrible and no opt out. Otherwise excellent. Great storage and flat layout is well thought out, team is responsive to faults, quiet location. Fantastic local facilities.

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Such great transport links. Terrible contract with shared energy provider ELE and unable to opt out.

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Yes, very responsive in the first year with snags fixed or raised almost immediately. Less quick after 1st year but things sorted within 1-2 weeks depending on severity.

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Very good in-home repair service

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Review Date Nov 2022

The area is very convenient with a park below, one minute to the bus station, two minutes to the metro and train station, five minutes to a large shopping centre with food, supermarkets, shopping and a gym and swimming pool nearby.

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Super thankful for the RYAN home service today, as I had a problem with both my washer and dryer, RYAN came to my home very quickly and repaired the machine very quickly and gave me very detailed instructions on how to operate the machine and how I could fix it myself if I had a minor problem, so thank you very much for RYAN’s help today! Getliving’s home service is excellent and highly recommended!

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I was happy to stay at INSIGNIA POINT as I knew before I stayed that it was a great environment and very convenient for living and transportation.

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Usually the problem is communicated by email, although sometimes the response is slow and a bit inefficient, but in the end it is resolved successfully

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I would highly recomand.

Review Date Nov 2022

I want to say a big thank you to Karolina Madrzecka as she is a wonderful person. She help me to do the right choice and I am very happy with my new home.

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Lovely place xx I would highly recomand.
I am very happy with the space on my apartment I hope all will be fine .
Lovely design clean and close to shops .
I love to have everything when I rent , and exactly this I got , Internet and facilities and this makes you to take a quicker decision . Thank you for all your help

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I don’t have any issues at the moment.
Everything looks to be alright

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She was very prompt abd happy to help , she could find a solution for all my question and I want to say a big thank you

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WORST OF THE WORST

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Review Date Nov 2022

Absolutely terrible, and the worst company that I’ve ever had to engage with in my whole life. Customer Service is non-existent.

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Absolutely terrible, and the worst company that I’ve ever had to engage with in my whole life. Customer Service is non-existent, I’ve had to report them to the NHBC, to the Property Ombudsman and had to service Section 21 and Section 22 because these people simply don’t work. They do not and refuse to help and permanently fix issues that shouldn’t even exist in a new build apartment.

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VISTRY PARTNERSHIPS are COWBOYS, they take your money through expensive service charges and do nothing

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They ignore all your messages until you’re exhausted, they promise to call back and never do.

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