Tower Hamlets

A Guide to Living in 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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Top Rated Developments in Tower Hamlets

Reviews in Tower Hamlets

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Modern and safe

I like this area because is center and close to bus stations and undergrounds.
The area is quiet and safe.

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I like the building and the flat. The design is very modern. The building is almost new and safe.
I feel secure here! The spaces are quiet big and I like the common areas like the park. The Bob is amazing! The building is pet friendly and neighbors are friendly

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The wardrobes are not so big inside the rooms. In the summer is hot.

What is the best feature of your home:

The modern design and the balconys and also the view.

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Definitely consider this if looking in Limehouse!

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Review Date May 2020

Limehouse is a great area, with a mixture of quaint streets and more modern developments. It is relatively safe and the transport links are absolutely great, being under 20 minutes away from the City or Canary Wharf, 30 minutes from the West End.

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This is one of the newer buildings in the area (I believe around 6 years old) and it is very nice! Good fixtures, good insulation and appliances which makes the flats quite cheap to run!
There are also some very nice communal areas, ample bike storage and a garage. All internet providers are available to the buildings which makes this even more interesting for working as well.
The property management from A2Dominion is great, they’re some of the better landlords to deal with, no doubt. Great communication and very fair, I’d say.

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Up until 6 months ago, there were several rough sleepers entering the building because people let them in. This was due to the lack of a concierge/security service even though there is space for one. That has not been an issue lately, but might become one in the winter time.

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There is not enough storage space unfortunately and while the flats are recently built, they are also a bit “bland”. I would also mention the walls between rooms are paper thin!

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Manager Response

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a positive response, it is really appreciated ! We’re really pleased that you are happy with our service and hope that you continue to enjoy living at Commercial Road.

FIzzy: What an organised, safe ,quiet development.

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Review Date May 2020

Close to shops and short trip to the city or startford. Great parks and local community. Also plenty bike paths and walking areas

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From finding fizzy on zoopla to living in the complex for a year, it has been super easy and safe. Our onsite manager is great and always able to help us when we have an issue. The development is safe, quiet and full of friendly people. Fizzy have been so great during the coronavirus pandemic, they have offered payment plans, friday zoom drinks and lots of extra activity suggestions. Thanks FIZZY!!!

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The intercom system is rather annoying as it is linked to your mobile phone number.

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The building manager is alway quick, organised and friendly when it comes to dealing with maintenance

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Thank you so much for leaving your home this review! I hope you continue to enjoy living with us in Fizzy Stepney Green!

Menace of cigarette smoke

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Review Date May 2020

Smokers so casually smoking everywhere! Making it hell for the people who are allergic to smoke or have kids or elder people around. Even a walk down the hallway to reach the elevator seems a task.
The apartments, their balconies are in close proximity to each other. Noise issues from neighbours and the ongoing construction site down is also there.

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I wish the smokers become a little considerate about the people in their vicinity. I get severe headaches with even a small amount of inhalation.

Why can’t the development have dedicated isolated smoking zones just like other apartments. This whole idea of smoking inside the apartments should be banned! Not only the smokers jeopardises their health but also others.

There have been burnt cigarettes falling down from the balcony above which has caused fire in Pan Peninsula the past as well. Even then the apartment lacks stringent rules and regulations against this.

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Menace of cigarette smoke

What is the best feature of your home:

Bathroom, Concealed wardrobes, Balcony, View, Flush system.

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