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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Verified Resident
Review Date May 2024

Nice area, very green, big Tesco next door.
A little quiet and lack of cafe’s, restaurants nearby. Would be nice to have more local spots

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I have just renewed my tenancy at Riverstone Heights, and I must say, living here has been a pleasant experience. Although there was a slight delay in the opening of the communal areas, they are now fully operational and the spaces are fantastic. The rooms are also a decent size.

The onsite team is responsive and attentive. Special thanks to Beverly, Anna, and Iga for their excellent service and support. Overall, I am very satisfied with my stay at Riverstone Heights and look forward to continuing my tenancy here.

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I’ve already been here for 12 months and recently renewed.

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Very responsive, usually hear back within a couple of hours and the helpful team are always downstairs and to hand if urgent.

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A Nice Apartment

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date May 2024

Daily life here is convenient. Bus station, underground and a extra Tesco just walk in about 5 minutes.

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The inside of the building is always being bright and clean. As the building facilitates complete, the apartment is excellent. Also, the management service is immediate and nice at all the times. Iga is a professional and responsible manager of the building.

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The 27th floor have a great view showing the surrounding and landscape.

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

When I report repairs, Iga contacted me and solved the problem effectively.

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Great experience!

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Review Date May 2024

It is a very well connected area with plenty of social activities to do around in Canary Wharf. Noise levels are low and it is a very quiet and peaceful neighborhood.

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The building has a great design, all the communal areas are always clean and tidy. The gym is great, I wish there were only a few more machines there to make it more complete and sometimes the music is low. In the lounge room, apart from the pool it would be nice to have a table tennis as well.
As for the management they are all very nice and attentive. Specially Dean, Orlando and Darian organized the pool event and it was really fun!
Maintenance is also great, they are very efficient.

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That one of the bedrooms does not have an air conditioning system integrated.

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

They are very attentive and effective fixing any issues we’ve had

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Hi Sandra,

Thank you so much for taking the time to fill in this review, we appreciate your comments and they honestly do go along way.

Seems you read our mind regarding a table tennis table, we are currently looking at installing one.

If you have any other ideas, please reach out via email, these are hugely beneficial for us at Sailmakers.

Look forward to meeting in person, and thank again for the time in filling this out.

Kind Regards

Pool Event amazing thanks to Dean, Orlando and Darian

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Review Date May 2024

The area Canary Wharf is an amazing area. It has plenty shops and places to hang out for dinner or lunch. It is a very safe place. Not very crowded or exploded. Very well connected area.

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The property is amazing. It contains a lot of facilities that make your life an incredible experience.

The best part of the building are the events organised by the team working in the building. It is always a great time to thanks to Dean, Orlando and Darian.

I just wish the gym had more equipment, that there was a table tennis table and that both of the bedrooms had an air conditioner.

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The maintenance team is really quick to answer to any ticket opened. The facilities are amazing and the whole team working there are really helpful and increases your overall quality of life

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

They are always quick to answer and fix any problem that we ever had. Very responsive people.

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Hi Andres,

Thank very much for the review – and the lovely words about our fabulous team! You are correct, they are amazing and their events are always fun! Look forward to meeting you in the future at one of them.

Appreciate your comments about improvements to Sailmakers, we are always at adapting to suit our residents. Seems like you read our minds about the table tennis table, we are currently look at options at getting one in the Ostro Tower.

Thanks once again, and look forward to meeting soon.

Kind Regards