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.

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.

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.”

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.
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Excellent

53%

Very Good

36%

Average

9%

Disappointing

1%

Very Poor

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Top Rated Developments in Tower Hamlets

Reviews in Tower Hamlets

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Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2020

Very close to both Stepney Green station and Mile End station, so easy access to multiple tube lines. Stratford Westfield city is one station away which offers restaurants, cinemas and shopping stores.

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Very modern interior design. Clean corridor. Quiet neighbourhood.

Building manager is always there to help. The repair team is professional and efficient.

We even have an app to communicate within the community, for events such as garage sell. This week an ice cream van was hired to give free ice cream to everyone living here. How nice is that?!

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

The intercom can be link to your phone so that you can let visitors in while you are out.

This is mostly convenient. But you might miss the call if your phone is on silent mode.

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

The building manager is always able to respond to my request within a week.

5
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5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Look no further, this is Vertus

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2020

The property is right in the heart of Wood Wharf, next to Canary Wharf. It is five minutes from the Canary Wharf shopping centre, which has everything you need, and also Canary Wharf underground station where you can take the Jubilee line to wherever you want to go. Even though it’s next to all the offices and skyscrapers, it has stunning views of the river and is very peaceful. Amazing location all in all!

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The entire development is very tastefully designed and the facilities are excellent. There is an outdoor patio with waterside views, a residents’ lounge and a bar (fully kitted out with coffee, tea and wines!). Property management is also top-notch, the concierge team is always on hand to help with anything you may need. There are also frequent resident events being hosted here, and it makes for such an enjoyable, indulgent lifestyle. There really is nothing like it!

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I only managed to do a virtual viewing (not a physical one) beforehand and had my doubts because the rent is pretty high, but having moved in, I’d definitely say that it’s worth it.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

Majority of Wood Wharf is still under construction, if the restaurants/cafes were open around the area, that would be perfect.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
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5
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Manager Response

We really appreciate you taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you are enjoying the location, lifestyle and the waterside views from our south-facing terrace at 10 George Street. Our dedicated on-site team will be so pleased to hear your kind words, thank you for your positive feedback.

John and Sophie (Happy Fizzy Cat Owners)

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2020

Love the location, great for district or central line. Great little shops and Lidl close by.

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Very well designed building, love the yellow balconiesa and the green central courtyard.
Very well maintained and parcel room is great and we feel the building is excellently managed by Laura who is super helpful and always there for residents when needed!

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Corridor can be noisy with residents letting doors slam

What is the best feature of your home:

We love our outdoor terrace and dishwasher and the washing machine is nicely tucked away in the boiler closet

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5
Design
5
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4
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4
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Hi Both,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your home, we really appreciate it!

Feel like I am on holiday in a private resort… summer holiday sometimes subject to weather and wine bar!

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2020

Having a mall full of shops, gyms, bars, parks all on your doorstep vs what i used to have in a small high unsafe high street is a blessing at the very least!

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My thoughts on the design: well the designers did well on a TV that spins into the bedroom or living room and an amazing south facing terrace overlooking the water/Greenwich! The rooms are great definitely – even during work from home, but #WFVA (work from vertus amenity) should get trending as it is far better!

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I would have wished to know how many more things were on offer from events, newpapers, cleaners, wine tastings – the list goes on.

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

Always at the desk at ground floor so for impatient people like me you can get things sorted straight away.

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Manager Response

Thank you for leaving such a positive review. We are so happy to hear that you are enjoying the south-facing terrace and working from home in Club Vertus. At Vertus we strive to exceed our resident’s expectations with both our building facilities and service delivery, If there’s anything else we can do to help, please let us know.

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