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 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 Newham

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A Safe and Healthy Environment to live in.

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Review Date Sep 2022

LOCAL AREA
Local shops, restaurants, bars and open spaces are nearer to find. The project itself has a small open space for the children to play outdoors. We have a good convenience and availability of transport links. Upton Park station is at the 11 min. of walk from the project/development. We have easy access to Eastham and Greenstreet for local markets where we can buy nearly all kinds of stuff including groceries, clothes, furniture and all other necessities except the big brands. We have Stratford and Westfield nearby for big shopping so this can be ignored.
The people are from a mixed community and most of them are cooperative. They discuss their problems and try to solve them themselves. Bin collection is on time and we see rarely anti-social behaviour. Low traffic noise.
We have parking availability issues as all of the residents do not have underground or even street parking permits. Sometimes, when people park on the street, the burglars break the car windows and steal things they want.

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Overall, this development is safe to live in especially for those who have young children. It has a modern design with large glass windows welcoming the sunlight to enter all corners. There is greenery given in front that increases freshness and beauty. It is populated so we need some more facilities like more CCTV cams on the ground floors or at least the residents living on the ground floor near the entrance should be allowed to install them. The facilities are good. There should be arrangements for meetings for the residents or at least virtual meetings should be done to solve the problems or issues.
The building management is fair. Sometimes we don’t know how and whom to complain. We do not get a reply to the issues. If we need some repair or maintenance we are not answered on time. We have to call or email so many times or wait longer. Finally, we have to solve it at our own expense. Front door locks are sub-standard. Rooms do not have locks. The room doors are built in such a way that we could not arrange a lock to install into them.
On the whole, it is good to live in. The issues can be solved if a little more attention is given to by the management.

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A parking permit for all

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Avoid Adlay apartments at all cost!

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Review Date Sep 2022

The staff are very unhelpful aggressive and very disrespectful we were one of the first tenants to move in after allowing there apartments to deteriorate even after many request to resolve issues they simply don’t care other than there rent. I would avoid renting this place if you want a peaceful home I would also like to attend that they are happy to inform solicitors over the smallest things avoid avoid avoid. !!

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Though it was a new development, bad management, rasict behaviour and haphazard facilities make this development very disappointing I regret moving in and regret wasting my money here.

The staff are very unhelpful aggressive and very disrespectful we were one of the first tenants to move in after allowing there apartments to deteriorate even after many request to resolve issues they simply don’t care other than there rent. I would avoid renting this place if you want a peaceful home I would also like to attend that they are happy to inform solicitors over the smallest things avoid avoid avoid. !!

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That this place was a waste of money and a I’ll managed development

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

No none. They promise to solve issues but refused to get them actually dealt with after sending an number of different engineers which if you are working will cause delays as many will not be able to access your property without you being present just then to be told that there is nothing they can do or they will get back to you and months later still nothing has been done about the issues you have reported management of this building are truly in experience and unable to look after this building adequately. At the time of writing this review the building manager is very rude and refuses to be helpful I know a couple of residents have mentioned that her behaviour to the certain residents have been borderline aggressive and some have even described her behaviours / actions as racist.

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Not Child Friendly

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Review Date Aug 2022

Do not move here if you have a children !
Residents constantly complain about the noise innocent children make .
The road (Atlantis Avenue) is hardly cleaned residents dump there rubbish on the roadside.
Parties are constantly happening and nothing is done about it . NO PARKING available
Flower beds hardly touched the courtyard sprinklers don’t even work
Service Charge is SKY high still trying to figure out what exactly I’m paying for !

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Absolutely useless they don’t take action to certain things hence the reason why I’m writing this review!
Rendall and Ritner prefer to respond back by email ! ( just about ) No decency to pick up the phone to return any of my calls

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The rules and regulations implemented by Rendall and Ritner are ridiculous . Not a place to move if you have a family with small children or planning on having children

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Still waiting and don’t think I will ever get a response.
I might after this review is published

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Overall, satisfied

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Review Date Aug 2022

Overall, Royal Albert Wharf is a very nice development. There is a decent amount of cafe, restaurants and shopping centres available to stay within the community. The river view is probably the most attractive feature but also easy accessibility to the DLR with the help of the Elizabeth Line, this has made life easy. The downside is the smell from the Beckton Sewage, if this could be resolved then this could improve life here. You find anti-social on the odd occasion though I feel management can do more in terms of employing the right security so residents feel safe.

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The design of the buildings are good. The size of the apartments are the strongest features. You get an equal proportion size for every room including the storage.

The amenities could be better. The paint on the walls are low quality and so peel off easily, quality of the bathroom faucets need to be upgraded.

Property Management isn’t too great! The customer service could be better in terms of helping home owners by being prompt in their responses and ensuring buildings are cleaned to the highest standard given the service charges. Though I would say, regular newsletters and the recent events organised within the community have been quite good.

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Parking is a nightmare around here. If you don’t own a bay then the chances of you getting a parking space is low. Particularly if you have guests.

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

Sometimes they are prompt. Sometimes issues take time to resolve for example a faulty lift should be fixed on the same day.

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