London City Island, E14

London City Island, E14

View all by EcoWorld, View all by Ballymore Group
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4.54 Rating (based on 13 reviews) 13 reviews

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London City Island is a mixed-use 12-acre neighbourhood from Ballymore and EcoWorld, with a central square, commercial units, parkland, Manhattan-style apartments, and the City Island Social Club, all overlooking the River Thames and the River Lea. It’s now home to the English National Ballet, and offers excellent transport links out of Canning Town station. Read more

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4.69
Facilities
4.69
Design
4.31
Location
4.08
Value
4.25
Management

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Perfect for active young professionals

Verified Resident

The overall impression of London City Island is that it is beautiful. The aesthetics are modern and stylish, the design of the flats themselves and the amenities such as a gym, pool, and grocer (and more!) are stunning. Build quality is great. We’ve been here two months and everything has been robust and sturdy, we’ve had no issues whatsoever. We’re also able to maintain a great standard of living, as everyone in my flat is very active having the gym onsite is perfect. Value for money is great – rent isn’t cheap but you get a lot in return for what you pay. Also considering how close it is to the airport, we have absolutely no noise complaints. Only loses a star for a slightly stressful move-in period and the price of rent (even with value for money, it’s still a little steep).

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We like the amenetites onsite and offsite. We have the gym, spa (pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna), grocer, bar and restaurant, and more. We’re also right next to Canning Town station, a co-op and a McDonalds. Downsides are that the area doesn’t really have much nightlife or social stuff, so you have to go on the tube or DLR to find fun things to do on weekends.

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I wish I’d known that you need a gym induction before you can start using the gym, even if you’re experienced, and that this might take a few days to set up.

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Nice little investment!

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Great development in an upcoming area! Ballymore have done well to have the National ballet and Film School re-locate here, it will only add value and make the area more buzzy. My flat rented out extremely quickly and easily – overall I’m very pleased with my investment here!

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Still not a huge amount going on in Canning Town but once London City Island is fully complete, as well as Good Luck Hope, it will get more and more popular!

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Great social living

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Cozy and sociable environment. Great facilities and amazing views

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Love the great connections through DLR and tube

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That is quite remote to get by car

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Olga Turner Property Pro

Thriving new community

London City Island is a thriving new community created by Ballymore and EcoWorld and resembles a ‘mini Manhattan’, centred on a large public square and anchored by the new English National Ballet headquarters, which looks set to be a stunning building. Working as a development consultant in London City Island has always been one of my favourite developments in the capital, and my partner and I therefore bought a 2 bedroom apartment there off-plan. The communal areas are now completed and look fantastic: a retro-inspired gym, outdoor pool surrounded by planting, a grocer and Italian deli, bar and pizzeria and even more facilities still to come in later phases. A fantastic effort has been made with the landscaping, placemaking and creating a sense of community, with regular events being hosted by the developer and a series of artisans moving in. The scheme is easily accessible from the Canning Town tube station (Jubilee Line) and gives the perfect combination of big city life with its amazing connectivity, and simultaneously that of a small-town community, with the classic high-street occupants like a florist, art gallery and grocer. We can’t wait to see it complete!

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London City Island will be worth the wait!

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We have bought a flat in phase 3 of the London City Island development. We are not professional property investors but chose to invest in a flat here because we believe this development offers more unique features than neighbouring developments and we are excited about the long-term potential of owning here. We fell for London City Island because of the mini city environment the developers are creating with shops, restaurants, boutiques and it being home to the English National Ballet. The location and transport links are fantastic taking residents into or out of the city.

Whilst our flat is not due to be complete until 2019 it is fantastic to have recently visited and seen the completion of the first phase and the work being doing on our building. We initially invested in 2015 but are still really excited about owning a flat here.

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We have bought in phase 3 but the completion of this phase has been delayed by 2 years since the date we were told when we purchased (from 2017 until 2019). The lack of communication from the developers has been frustrating and this length of delay is not something we had appreciated could happen when we bought.

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Great investment

I have bought two flats here, one completed and rented out. My flat rented out easily and I have had great feedback from the tenant and they are keen to stay longer. There have been some delays but I think this is a very special and unique development and am delighted to have two properties within my portfolio.

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tenants are very happy

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Love being in a development

I love it here. It is February snowing and my friends and I swam in the outdoor pool – how amazing is that!! We chose to live here because of the location but also the facilities – it is the first time I have lived in a development and I love the fact that I have a pool and a gym that I can use everyday. I do wish more of the island was complete and can see it is going to take a few years before everything is ready but we couldn’t be happier and would live in a new building now over something old and dated anytime.

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London City Island is essentially a building site but within our completed development we love it, just be aware that building works will take a lot longer

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Bit quiet at the moment

Quite a few of the island buildings have been built but not finished which means you can start to see the shape of what the future island will be like. Quite a few facilities have been completed – the pool and gym are finished and as someone living here in the early phases we definitely benefit from using these whilst they are brand new and also whilst there are not many other residents on the island competing with you to use them. Location wise it is great to walk across the bridge each morning and catch the DLR – so easy and fast. It is definitely a benefit that the commute is so quick as there is not much happening on the island yet in terms of restaurants etc but I am sure these will be completed and grow as more buildings are completed. At the moment we use The Grocer but it doesn’t really cover all your needs though nice to pick up fancy deli bits or have a glass of wine.

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It would have been helpful to have a timeline of what is opening when as this keeps seeming to change

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Lots of light

The initial facilities are fantastic, my friend lives here and gets amazing service in the gym and they are constantly asking for feedback on what they can add or do better. The Grocer is a fantastic deli and restaurant I would have been happy to have discovered anywhere in London and considering there is only a few buildings complete it does have a good vibe and it is busy. I think what Ballymore have been clever about is light. From viewing and looking at the development it seems every flat has lots of windows and often big windows so you feel like you have a lot of space and it also gives you great views of the river no matter where you are.

When we went to the open day there was a queue of people waiting in line so they could reserve their preferred flat but I subsequently found out that some investors had called in advance and reserved their flat over the phone before the open day, rather than waiting in line.

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so unique

We were really impressed after a recent viewing and had also looked at a few other developments in London but London City Island stood out for us. Such a unique location, great transport links, nice flats and we feel confident that when all the landscaping is complete it will be beautiful. It has a real wow factor when you walk over the bridge to the mini city and it does feel like something special.

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