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 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 Tower Hamlets

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Lovely living space in East London!

Review Date Jan 2021

Transport links are as good as it gets in East London, quick to travel into the City and lots of options. Plenty of supermarkets around, and a good range of pubs too!

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The flats are designed very nicely, rooms are all very spacious, and there’s plenty of living space too.

Management are very helpful, and quick to respond to any issues we have.

The Fizzy app comes in useful when there are any issues in the building, good to have instant communication with both the landlord and other tenants.

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You’re able to pay for faster WiFi, would definitely recommend!

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

Everything has been sorted very quickly with each issue.

4
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5
Design
5
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4
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5
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Salton Square in E14 – a wonderful place to live

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Review Date Jan 2021

Wonderful area. Within walking distance to Canary Wharf and thereby all possible shops and eateries are available; with the DLR and the Jubilee Line it’s very easy to get into Central London. Aside from that, this area of Tower Hamlets – incl. Limehouse Basin and Canary Wharf – is one of the most beautiful areas of London.

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A fantastic new development at an affordable price, Salton Square is located just north of Commercial Road and within a 3-minute walking distance to Limehouse basin. It is modern and well-built with effective and pretty flats. A fantastic cleaning staff keeps everything in tip-top condition.

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I wish I had known that buying used electronics – such as dishwashers – isn’t always a great idea; they may be nearing the end of their completion cycle even when in fantastic condition.

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

They have been fine so far, nothing to complain about.

3
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4
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5
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5
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3
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A perfect first flat for our rescue Betty

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Review Date Dec 2020

Great transport links, 7 minute walk from Stepney Green, 10 minute from Mile End station – one stop away from Westfield. Very close to Lidl, Sainsbury’s and Coop. Opposite Shandy park and close to Victoria Park – the market on a Sunday is a must!

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A great first flat for our rescue dog Betty. A great pet-friendly residence, opposite a park and even a pet corner on the ground floor with treats for your four-legged friends. A hidden away – quiet – washing machine and dishwasher. Our favourite aspect is the balcony which has a lovely sunset over the courtyard in the Summer. Our Bob is Laura who is always keen to help with any queries, repairs and maintenance, which are always dealt with in a timely fashion.

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The blinds are very light, it’s therefore quite bright in the mornings. I’d highly recommend blackout blinds – a lifesaver!

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

Any time we have had any issues, our Bob Laura is very friendly and has always responded quickly, maintaining communication until our query is solved.

5
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5
Design
4
Location
5
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5
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your home this review! I hope you continue to enjoy living in Fizzy Stpeney Green!

Very nice area

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Review Date Dec 2020

The service developed really well in general. it is Very clean and very safe

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The complex itself is green and well spaced.

There is a Concierge, gym and everything is in good facilities and are well-maintained. The concierge is very friendly and welcoming. They always help with the necessary things such as keeping us informed.

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More shops and cafes around the area would have been better in my opinion

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

They are always there to sort things out whether it is heating system issues or anything.

4
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4
Design
5
Location
5
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