Borough of Tower Hamlets

Diverse, vibrant and with its finger well and truly on the pulse – that’s London’s Tower Hamlets. It’s what we like to call the Selfridges of the capital’s boroughs, in that it truly offers something for everyone. Art lover? Foodie? Or Fitness fanatic? Read on to discover developments that are rated the best places to live in Tower Hamlets. In addition, read reviews from residents who own or rent in Tower Hamlets.

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Best places to live in Borough of Tower Hamlets

HomeViews Top Rated Development ranking takes into account the Star Rating and HomeViews Transparency Rating of every development in the area

Dock in Tower Hamlets

Regeneration in Tower Hamlets

This portion of the capitals seen much in the way of regeneration and innovation. In the past decade, this area of East London has been heavily invested in – from the celebrated Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to its slick property developments. And the highly anticipated arrival of Crossrail will revolutionise the area even further.

East End history

Tower Hamlets covers a large chunk of London’s historic East End, and so it’s easy to journey back in time here. Characterised by 19th-century docks, Victorian townhouses and tales of Jack the Ripper. Walking tours that tell the story of the area’s heritage come highly recommended.

View of Canary Warf's skyline

Modern pursuits

Perhaps the capital’s biggest oxymoron, Tower Hamlets offers just as many contemporary faces as it does traditional ones. In sought-after districts like Shoreditch, Bow and Stepney Green; modern galleries and work spaces share the roadsides with trendy cocktail bars, street food stalls and also pie and mash shops. These postcodes are hotspots for creative professionals, who frequent the artisan coffee shops by day, and enjoy the cutting-edge live music venues by night.

HomeViews reviewer says…
“Bow is a trendy neighbourhood with a good pub and café scene.”

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Shopping in Tower Hamlets

The retail therapy scene is just as varied. Tower Hamlets offers everything from vintage clothes stores to treasure-trove antique dens. And residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to markets. Courtesy of big-hitters like Old Spitalfields, Brick Lane and the Colombia Road Flower Market. Hands down, these are the best places in the city to experience the authentic sights and sounds of the East End.

Tips from HomeViews reviewers…
“Chrisp Street market one of the area’s highlights, packed with everything from fruit and vegetables to clothing. Billingsgate Market is another London institution with an abundance of net-fresh and budget-friendly seafood.”

“Close to the (Whitechapel) station is Whitechapel Road Market, between Vallance Road and Cambridge Heath Road. The area has a large British Bangladeshi community, and you’ll find all manner of Asian spices and cooking ingredients for sale at this authentic street market.”

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

Reviews in Borough of Tower Hamlets

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Clean building with modern well designed rooms

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Review Date Jun 2024

Huge range of shops, restaurants, bars, open areas near building, all so friendly and great service as well. New places opening up all the time too

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Nice & clean building with modern well designed rooms. Reception is always so friendly and helpful. Facilities are great, has a study/work area, a terrace, gym, coffee area, and dining space for friends/parties. Management is quick to respond always!

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Great living experience but the flat faces builders building another building, difficult to get some privacy when they are working

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Responds quickly on the vertus app, send engineers when needed and follows up with you as well

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Good place to live in London.

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Review Date Jun 2024

Very nice area! All personnel are very good and professional.
Sometimes fixing stuff takes way too much time and Wi-Fi leaves much to be desired.
However, all the facilities make up for it.

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Design is amazing 5/5.
All facilities except for the gym are excellent.
It is also very convenient that your guests can stay in the separate room at the same building.
Management is quick to response and very polite.
It would be good if tenants were asked what they would like to see when something is being renovated (gym).

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To be honest, nothing comes to mind. The only thing I am not happy about is the gym, but that would not affect my choice.

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Management responses are quick, however, they can’t say for sure when something is going to be fixed.

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It’s a lovely place

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Review Date Jun 2024

The location is pretty perfect, right in the middle of 3 major lines, security everywhere so it’s really safe and convenient. I love the amount of shops that are opening up, there is something for everyone.

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I love the design, it’s clean but modern and very fresh. I love where I live, it’s so beautiful and creative. The front desk and delivery team are outstanding and I also love the security team that manage the road. I have lived in this building since it opened and I have seen it go from strength to strength. The best part about the build is the events they run and how they work to look after staff.

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How to mange the air conditioner and some of the other tech in my apartment.

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They are very quick to respond and accommodating and supportive

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Does the good outweigh the bad.

Review Date Jun 2024

Many good things about living in canary wharf, easily accessible to many shops and restaurants with nice views and atmosphere. As for the bad I would say how busy it gets during rush hour

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The design of the building is good, location is decent but feels a bit isolated and is about a 10 minute walk from everything else in canary would be much better if the restaurant in floor 1 was actually open as well as the “cafe” or empty room next to the entrance. Facilities are nice the gym could definitely get an upgrade in machines and cables lounge is nice. Building and property management in my opinion is mostly poor. So many times has the elevators been down, no hot water, subscriptions on the TV in the lounge for weeks not working even though management knew about it and so on

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Wish I knew about the events they release every month because that’s the best way to meet people in the building because outside of that it’s hard to know your neighbors

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The one main issue I hav raised was about the sports subscriptions running out on the TV in the lounge and repeatedly I asked for weeks for them to fix it and it took them over a month to just pay for the subscription

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