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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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Very Good

44%

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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

Category Scores

4.56
Facilities
4.49
Design
4.26
Location
4.03
Value
4.28
Management

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Peacefully naturalistic for London

Verified Resident

The outside of the property is amazing because there is a lot of nature such and the swans and birds. The rivers on both sides feels a lot more out of the city for how central it is
I wish there was a special price for the ballet for the residents.
The colours and design give the property a lot of character.

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

I think it is good as they respond really quickly.

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

There is a lot of sunlight and the open sky in the evening gives us the starry night. there is nothing i dont like.
dlr, busses and underground are really close by.

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

There isn’t anything i wish i knew as it exceeded my expectations.

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5
Design
4
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Fanciful, secluded and safe

Verified Resident

In general I do believe it is really is well build as the walls don’t allow any noise from the neighbours. The community here feels quite young.
The Open plan living room and kitchen feels really inviting.

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

The balcony overlooks the river and the wind makes it impossible to sit outside at all times of the year.

 

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

I like the transport links and I feel like it’s really fast into town. I don’t like that the area is a little isolated as there is only 2 roads out of it.

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

I wish I knew the lack of shops in the area however I know they are getting built.

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Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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Central, social but a little noisy

Verified Resident

I really like my apartment as the bathroom is modern is a bit different in terms of its design.
Location is the main reason we moved into this development and we lived in a ballymore development before so really wanted the experience of a high quality property however this gave us a little more space.

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

A bit more storage space within the property as we barely have any.

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

I like how there is a lot of stuff there is near by, such as Canary Wharf however I dislike how long it takes to build up the area

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

How long the construction would go on as it’s quite noisy

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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10/10 home, amazing!

Verified Resident

The best thing about my home is that it is in a good location, I can get to anywhere I want as it is close to places, it is very clean and safe which is also good.
The building management have also answered any problems I’ve had very quickly.

What is the best feature of your home?

Best feature of my home is that everything is new.

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

Positives:
Quiet
Clean
Safe
Good location

Negatives:
Nothing

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

Nothing

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Modren snd quiet

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My apartment space is new and modern. It is clean with an open plan. During the winter it is very warm. We have a balcony so we get great views and great lighting. We also have great storage spaces.
Unfortunately it gets very hot during the summer

What is the best feature of your home?

The best features of my home is the floor to ceiling windows which provides great lighting.

 

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

Likes
feels like outside of london
New
quiet

Dislikes
limited night life
long time to travel anywhere
Limited shops

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

I wish I had known there would be limited night life

5
Facilities
5
Design
3
Location
4
Value
4
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Vibrant, modern and like a hub

Verified Resident

We rent here and its pretty good, not had many run ins with the management here so I think they’re okay, the lack of shops here is a bit annoying, as the nearest is in west india quays or on the other side of canning town station

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

They’ve been alright, usually direct us to our landlord

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

I like that all the facilities are included

i dont like that there are no cheap shops nearby

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

One thing I wish I’d have known before moving in is how local the shops were

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Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
4
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Safe and welcoming neighbourhood

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I like that there is a gym and the pool area within the development which is really convenient however it is quite small. The concierge is 24 hours and are so useful when it comes to any issues or deliveries.
The Garden area gets cleaned really regularly and is beautiful during the summer.
Family feel and feels safe as I have never had any security issues.
The hot water has been cut out 3 times in the last 2 months which is due to the construction so I expect it will get better.

What is the best feature of your home?

I like the view from the balcony overlooking the garden.

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

The noise from the construction
causes dust on the windows. No shop near the area. And grocer is very minimal and barely has anything in it.

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

There was no shop in the area and how small the gym which max allows 20 people max.

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
3
Value
5
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Would recommend, spacious

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The area is very spacious, all the buildings are well organised and in good positions. There is no local shops so I have to walk 10-15 minutes to get to them.

However, the gym and pool are too small.

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

Haven’t had any problems so I wouldn’t know if they were good.

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

Positives:
Spacious

Negatives:
Gym and pool are too small

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

The pool isn’t going to be ready for another 2/3 years

3
Facilities
3
Design
5
Location
5
Value
4
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Would recommend

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The overall building is amazing, it’s close to tube so I can get to wherever I want quickly, The gym is nice and it’s also a new building. The building management response really fast to any problems that I’ve had.

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

Positives:
Close to tube
gym is nice
It’s a new building
building management responds fast

Negatives:
Buildings not finished

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

Not really

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Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
5
Value
5
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Awesome

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We live in a cocoon, which makes it very nice and safe for me to stay. There’s a nice pool with fully staffed gym so any problems that I have, I can be assisted.
There’s local shops in the area and a shopping centre in Stratford which is close by.
I had an inside apartment change where I removed the walls. Also, I have a massive living room which is great. Decoration is amazing.

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

They have been amazing, all problems have been responded to amazingly.

 

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

Positives:
safe
pool
fully staffed gym,
Shops in area
shopping centre in Stratford,
massive living room
privacy is amazing
Decoration is amazing
Building management is great

Negatives:
Nothing

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

No

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Design
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Location
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