Woolwich was tipped as one of London’s ‘up and coming’ neighbourhoods for a number of years. But it’s only recently been catapulted into the spotlight – namely thanks to the colossal Royal Arsenal Riverside development, and hotly anticipated in-construction properties such as Callis Yard and Trinity Walk. Read on to discover developments that are the best places to live in Woolwich. In addition, read reviews from residents who own or rent in Woolwich.
public transport is great and getting to city airport Is a breeze. 2 good train lines to London,
dlr and elizabeth line so spoilt for choice. although you do hear the planes. Nice walk along the river during the day and not far from North Greenwich and o2. you also have the river boat.
can’t comment on schools, but they don’t look too promising.
given that however road transport is atrocious with roads getting blocked and cars honking particularly during rush hour. its near a roundabout that often gets stuck and you can hear people shouting and honking.
late at night you hear motorbikes in particular as well as high speed cars and often sirens.
the ferry is convenient to cross to the north as a foot passenger. on a vehicle it can add about an hour just to cross the river and is not convenient. Blackwall tunnel is a bit quicker at times bit also hectic. the road infrastructure is not at all adequate.
there are a few nice restaurants and possibly a few more in the pipeline.
mast Quay bin collection is terrible, the bin area reeks and trash is often all over the floor, and you can spot rats now and then. this is because bins are not collected often enough with trash piled high and on the ground.
you will often get youth loitering, criminals roaming and in many instances they are armed. one with a machete and a few times with knives. police do come when they are called, but it happens to often for them to do anything and there are too many routes for the criminals to escape. in saying that i haven’t personally been threatened but stories from neighbours that happened to them are insightful.
we will be moving out asap
Please review your development:
It is disappointing that Mast Quay has potential but suffers from unbearable issues.
The street is extremely noisy and the windows don’t seal properly. Comer Group will not you replace the windows.
There is often bike thefts and break-ins and the conceriage are not often there nor do they stop the break inside (which is fair as the thieves are often armed) which has happened on several occasions. police do nothing either.
the developers are also doing building next door which is very loud and dusty and replacing the balconies which has taken over a year and the equipment is still on the balcony, making them largely unusable for children.
Finally and most importantly the neighbours are often unruly and that includes the children. they often throw trash outside their windows and the smell of weed is rampant. if you open your window you can not avoid smelling it. with windows closed you will hear the parties and drunken shouting.
we are moving out because of this behaviour.
The conceirage were nice but most have left. although they only cover one building out the three. and since they are only in 1 building I have seen on a number of occasions men just force the building main sliding door’s open without using a key card. so not super safe. I can also not comment on the number of times you smell weed in the building and lifts. speaking of lifts, you will be lucky if one for them works and in 1 year for 7 months total one lift kept breaking down and out of service.
to be honest it’s a bit of a ghetto mentality type of people (don’t care how they look, what they do or how it affects their neighbours) in saying that there are some lovely and considerate neighbours. we however can’t stand it and will be leaving
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
The building suffers from a sewage issue and the flat often smells like sewage.
I wish I knew that you couldn’t replace the windows without their permission and doing so means the whole building have to agree.
I wish I saw it during rush hour.
How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:
The building management’s theme is “sorry we can’t do anything”.
they occasionally put up letters about the smell of weed but the smell and the smoking still happen. they put up messages about the trash and throwing things from the balconies but you will see trash often.
Comer Group are incompetent and portray its a nice place to live, yet its anything but. they are more focused on the new development and selling that than maintaining the current one. mind you despite little service you will pay the service fee.