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London City Island, E14

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4.48 Rating (based on 39 reviews) 39 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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4.56
Facilities
4.49
Design
4.26
Location
4.03
Value
4.28
Management

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Convenient, interesting and friendly

We moved here from our old property which became too much to manage, so its great to be in a flat where there aren’t too many facilities. There aren’t many restaurants around, but the one that is here is pretty great.

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

If I could add one thing to our flat would be another room.

 

 

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

I like that its convenient and friendly around here

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

One thing I wish I would’ve known that there was as much development here as there is, as the view is being obscured

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New, young and comfortable

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I like living here, its quiet around. The gym facilities, which are included in the rent, is great, with a swimming pool and a sauna, however its a shame that there are no shops here, as the closest shop is asda which is a 12 minute drive away.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised?

We haven’t had many issues, but when we’ve had issues they’re pretty quick.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

lnearbythat its a new build and that we’re got a gym

i dont like that theres no stores nearby

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One thing I wish I would’ve known about how hot the apartments can get in the summer.

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Family friendly

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I love the layout of my home it has an open plan with a modern design. I have a balcony which provides amazing views. The bathrooms are modern as they have been recently refurbished. The apartment very secure with 24 hour security and also an open and very friendly services.
Dislikes – poor service

What is the best feature of your home?

My favourite feature would be my balcony views of London

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Likes
quiet
family friendly
so many activities

Dislikes
no large grocery stores nearby
limited parking and its also expensive
area isn’t safe

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

I wish i had known there would be poor service in my apartment building

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Great home and area for my young family

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There is a lot of things coming into the development such as a film school and football pitches. The apartment was build to a high spec and the view of Canary Wharf is really great. We have two bathrooms which is really spacious for a 2 bedroom apartment.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

I think the area feels very safe for my new family and it feels like there is a community. There needs to be more retail but I know it is coming. The ballet performances are really lovely.

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

Nothing really as we did a lot of research and we knew a lot about it.

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Quiet and convenient

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I’ve just moved in here from another development, and I’m finding it good so far, I wish I’d have known which properties faced which direction, as it can get quite windy at times. I also wish the gym was a bit bigger as it is quite small for the amount of people here.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised?

They’ve been quite good, I haven’t had any problems yet

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

I like the staff here as they’re really friendly

i dont like the fact that the gym is too small

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

One thing I wish I’d have known which properties faced which direction

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Grande views but a boring area

Verified Resident

My apartment space is large and modern with a beautiful interior design. I have very modern bathrooms and a large balcony with spectacular views. I highly recommend this area. The neighbours are very friendly.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised?

Building management respond quickly to any problems I bring up

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Likes
easy commute
great transport links
huge shoppibf centre nearby

Dislikes
limited night life
limited resturants

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

I wish I had known the area would have been so boring with limited night life

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Nice and controlled

Verified Resident

I’m living here with my girlfriend, its good for the transport links as I’m studying, however its a bit annoying as theres a lot of paperwork and rules for living here, which means I couldn’t get a key to get into the building for a while.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

I like the air quality around here

I dont lhere the rules and regulations around here

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Jawdropping views

Verified Resident

My apartment space is cosy and warm. It is very modern with an open plan. There are great views of london due to me being at the top floor. There are also floor to ceiling windows which provide flawless views. Unfortunately it can get incredibly hot during the summer as I am so high up.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised? 

Building management respond fairly quickly, fortunately there hasn’t been any serious problems.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Likes
easy commute to the stations
many transport links
close to many resturants (within a 10 min walk)

Dislikes
Loud building construction

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

I wish i knew there would be Limited parking for my extended family and visitors

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Newly built, modern and convenient

I like that it’s modern however a little expensive.
It can get a little noisy as the air vents open to the outside and it can disturb our sleep.
Open plan living room is nice and allows a lot of light into the apartment.
There is a small deli and bar within the development which is really lovely however looking forward to the Sainsburys, which is opening up next year.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised?

They sent someone round to look at the issues quite quickly which was great.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

I love the development however I dislike the area as it is a little out dated and there are a lot betting shops and chicken shops around with not much else.

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

The air vents as they cause a lot of noise pollution.

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Convenient, clean and very responsive to any issues

Verified Resident

I feel like it will be good return on investment as an owner as additional developments that are being built now will bring up value. Renters in my apartment can be rowdy but other than that its a great place to live.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised?

They have been very responsive and quick to answer any issues we’ve had.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

l like that its quiet and peaceful and i believe that the area surround will get better with time, theres nothing i dislike about the area.

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

The other buildings being built might restrict my view from my apartment.
The newer buildings have better amenities than our building.

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