Union Wharf has been my home for the last year, so I can talk to you about winter, summer, and lockdown! A good new built, keeps noise out, and has great temperature management (both winter heating and summer cooling). The apartments are spacious, with lots of storage and light. The kitchen and bathrooms are of the highest quality, and the appliances are also great. In terms of facilities, we have a small garage area, but sufficient bike storage, and the roof terrace. You need to see it to believe it. The residents lounge is beautiful, flooded with light and full of plush sofas to relax. The communal kitchen, that you can rent out for parties, overlooks Canary Wharf, and there is also a small gym, with the possibility of PTs and yoga lessons!
But I would say that the best part of the building has been the residents team. We were welcomed last year as the building opened by the warmest, most helpful and friendly team you could ever imagine. Although there have been some changes in the team since, the willingness, helpfulness and efficiency is very much still there. Do you have an ASOS craze? they will take care of those packages! Are you leaving for a week and you are worried your plant may die? Maybe a holiday at the reception desk is what you Calathea needs!
The neighbors, in my experience, have been great too. There is a very helpful Facebook group, another one for exchanging wonky chairs, and in general, a very good vibe. Even when we have complaints, we are nice!
I do not want to think of the day I’ll need to leave Union Wharf. I shall refuse.
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Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:
There is a big part of me that wants to tell you Greenwich is not for you. But the only reason for that is that I would like to keep it for myself. With much better transport links than you think (Greenwich Station to London Bridge is 13min and you have direct trains to the City and Kings Cross), you can live in London while feeling in a little village. Monday to Friday all the quirky independent shops are half empty for residents to enjoy, and on the weekends the buzz of the markets and tourists (not so much this 2020) is either an attractive enticement or something nice to look at from your terrace. Greenwich has food, it has jazz bars, it has stand-up comedy, it has the best cheap sushi in the city, (no, I will not tell you which one it is, google it!), and it has the river. And you know, I could erase the whole review and just tell you…. It has the river…
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
If you are thinking of moving to Greenwich, think about ditching the tube. Trains work much better, and I know they sound scary, but they are not!
What is the best feature of your home:
The space and the light on the flats is second to none. They are extremely well thought out for living, and give you the sense of a lot of space (they are indeed big for London, but they feel even bigger). The quality of construction and finishes is also impressive.