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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Clean, quiet and safe.

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Review Date Jun 2021

The area is very clean and quiet, there can be a fair bit of noise coming from construction during the week, but weekends are great! It also feels very safe.

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The development is very nice and modern with a great design and aesthetic. It is lacking leisure facilities as there is no gym, sauna or steam room but there is a cinema and games room. The concierge desk is always very friendly and there are plenty of lifts so you don’t have to wait too long to get home.

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There is nothing I would add here. Everything was shared with me clearly and I had already lived in the area so I knew what to expect.

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

I would prefer a winter garden as opposed to a balcony as it doesn’t get used very much.

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Good place to live

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Review Date Jun 2021

Secure area and close to everything that you need

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Good development with green area outside the building, close to main shops, tubes and only 10 min from airport and 20.min to Central London .

You can enjoy the canary wharf facilities and events during the year and also the quiet time on the area close to the farm and green spaces.

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

No rooftop to access

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

To have more thick walls and better main apt doors

4
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4
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5
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4
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Good place to live

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Review Date Jun 2021

The area has many local stores such as Co-Op/Tesco only a 2 minute walk away as well as amazing coffee shops, bars and restaurants all within a 10 minute walk. The area is very clean and lively.

The street has been closed as a liveable street so there is almost zero noise, the bins are collected daily and there is some parking available, however it is paid during the day time.

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The building is nicely designed and the apartments are pretty spacious with large living rooms and good size bedrooms and bathrooms, specially considering the area is so close to central. The building management responds quickly to any queries and gets issues resolved quickly.

The development does lack some facilities i.e most of the nee developments have an in house gym which this one does not include

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It’s a good place to live and is nicely locates on the area. I didn’t have any issues.

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

Gym included within the premise as this gets very expensive. Everything else is reasonable or good.

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Overall a great apartment

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Review Date Jun 2021

Excellent location and close to tube station & DLR – sound insulation & finish of apartments is high

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Moved in during Covid but it’s been frustrating not having access to communal facilities during much of this time.
Overall the standard of build has provided a good finish and all maintenance / remedial work has been promptly addressed.
Unfortunately my biggest bug beat has been that my windows have not been cleaned once since I moved in 14 months ago – in my view this should have happened at least twice a year! Doesn’t seem too much to ask when you consider how high the monthly service charge is.

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Crystal ball to say when Elizabeth line would be ready!
More transparency regarding surrounding new build development by Ballymore

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

Window cleaning far too long over due and should’ve been addressed by now to all apartments

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