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London City Island, E14

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Ranked 1st out of 23 in Canning Town
Area guide to Canning Town
4.46 Rating (based on 39 reviews) 39 reviews

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Very Good

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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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Amazing building

Verified Resident

I would say that the view of the city looks beautiful from my apartment. The building looks very professional and clean. Area is very quiet.

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Positives:
City is great
Building looks professional

Negatives:
Stupid rules

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No

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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.

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

Negatives:
Buildings not finished

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Not really

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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

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I wish I had known there would be limited night life

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3.00
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4.00
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Grande views but a boring area

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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

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

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4.00
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4.00
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2.00
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3.00
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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

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No

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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.

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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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4.00
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Vibrant, modern and like a hub

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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

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

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5.00
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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.

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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Likes
quiet
family friendly
so many activities

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

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

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Nice and controlled

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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.

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I like the air quality around here

I dont lhere the rules and regulations around here

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Central, social but a little noisy

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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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10/10 home, amazing!

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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

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Nothing

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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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Fanciful, secluded and safe

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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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Jawdropping views

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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

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

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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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Peacefully naturalistic for London

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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.

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

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