Royal Quay, E16
Ranked 111th out of 152 in East London
3.83 (30 reviews) 3.83 (30 reviews)
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3.87
Design
3.87
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3.63
Value
3.70
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Royal Quay is developed by Country & Metropolitan and designed by Jestico & While Architects. It is comprised of 447 apartments, ranging between 1 to 3-bedrooms. It is located 4-minute walk away from Gallions Reach DLR station, which brings you into Tower Gateway station in approximately 24-minutes.

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The value for money is quite good for the size of the apartment.

Review Date Aug 2019

The value for money is quite good for the size of the apartment. We have only lived here 6 months and so far we haven’t had any issues with the apartment. Our apartment comes with underfloor heating and air conditioning which is great as being by the water can be difficult to regulate the temperature. We also have an open plan kitchen and the living space has a balcony that overlooks the water.
The apartment comes with a parking space and visitor parking bays have to be requested 24 hours before which can be a bit of a pain but its almost always cleared.
We have 24 hour concierge.
There isn’t a no gym or pool within the apartment building but the local gym in the area, Phoenix gym has a great culture and many competitions happen as well as some champion athletes that also come there.
The apartment was furnished to a basic level but all of good quality.
As a family man, its important for my daughter to have green spaces which the playground and parks around provide, plus a lot more 5/10 mins drive away.
Surprisingly, the planes can’t really be heard from my apartment and my son loves to watch them but there are only a couple a day.

If there was anything I could change, I would change the parking. We were only given 1 parking spot with the apartment and there is no places for us to apply for council parking or a permit.

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The view of the riverside is wonderful and able fo keep my family boat at the pier.

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The pub across the road csn get quite loud during the evenings and sometimes late into the night,

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

We were only given 1 parking spot with the apartment and there is no places for us to apply for council parking or a permit.

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Could use more community space!

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Review Date Aug 2019

There was issues with mice when we first moved in however these have been resolved since more developments have come into the area.
I do with the living space was a bit bigger as my children are know getting older.
There was an incidents few years ago where our cycles got stolen however after this the building management were very prompt in installing CCTV cameras within a few days which i was very pleased. There is a whatsapp group of the area and residents of the development which i find is very useful.
Easy access to and from the city
The space could be used better.

I chose this development because it is close to the workplace and good value for money at the time of purchase.

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I like that it was very quiet and calm and the community feels like it is safe for families. However i believe the area has a lack of community spaces and play options for children.
Both the A406 and M11 are quite close so its really easy to get in and out of London from this location.

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

I wish i knew about the schools in the area and how well they do in ofsted reports,.

Why did you choose this development:

Close to the workplace and good value for money at the time of purchase,.

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Large square footage for the price

Review Date Aug 2019

The apartment is a curved building which doesn’t allow for furniture to be placed well and there is a lot of wasted space in the apartment which isn’t very functional however looks great. For the price I brought the apartment for I believe I have a larger square footage than larger developments in the area. I also got a parking space with the apartment . The area feels quite safe and i am yet to have any issues as the bollards don’t allow people to drive into the area.

I chose this development because it has a bigger second bedroom and commute into the city is short.

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

I like that it is convenient to commute in and out of London very easily.
i dislike that the amenities are average at best such as shops and options for restaurants and bars.

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When we first moved in the service charge was ridiculously high and were not giving service that justified the price. I believe this was because one of the developers were on the board of directors so did not care to give the residents a fair service however it has definitely improved and we now get cleaners twice a week and the building is maintained well.

Why did you choose this development:

Bigger second bedroom and commute into the city is short.

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Nice but with a noisy airport

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Review Date Aug 2019

Dislike is the regular airplanes flying low and noisy to city airport.

There’s only one shop, the Co-op, quite expensive and not much variety.

Neighbours are good, pub is good (but central London prices), gym is good and directly on site.

Area is nice, quiet, peaceful, secure, well maintained. Cleaned every day.

One other issue is the smelly bin area.

Air conditioning is really nice, especially when it’s really hot, and kind of unusual, plus we have a big balcony.

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

Dislike is the regular airplanes flying low and noisy to city airport.

There’s only one shop, the Co-op, quite expensive and not much variety.

Neighbours are good, pub is good (but central London prices), gym is good and directly on site.

Area is nice, quiet, peaceful, secure, well maintained. Cleaned every day.

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

None.

What is the best feature of your home:

Air conditioning is really nice, especially when it’s really hot, and kind of unusual, plus we have a big balcony.

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Location
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Nice place for a first time buyer

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Review Date Aug 2019

I really dislike the airplanes noise that is frequently though not at nights and on Sundays. There is double glazing which helps it a little. There’s a lack of green space here though. There’s not much to do around here so it might not be the best place for young couples. There’s only the dlr here.

I wish they added more green space and possibly a restaurant to start with.

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I like the communitube that is now forming as there’s really nice things being held around here such as these art events

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

I wish I would’ve known how long it takes to get to the city. It still takes kind of long

Are there any facilities you would like added, or that you have but do not use:

I wish they added more green space and possibly a restaurant to start with.

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I love the area it’s perfect

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Review Date Aug 2019

There isn’t too much trouble in this area which is really nice, there’s not much drug use or other anti social problems. I dislike nothing about the area and I’m very happy with where I life. I feel safe in my flat because I have a good concierge who looks after me. There’s also a sense of community as we have a WhatsApp chat that we talk on.

The view of the Thames is definitely my favourite thing about living here.
Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

I like how peaceful it is. Galleons reach doesn’t have much go through traffic which makes it more peaceful.

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

Nothing. I’m from West London but moving here it’s still the same with a nice view of the thames

What is the best feature of your home:

The view of the Thames is definitely my favourite thing

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Nice place but area is not for young couples

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Review Date Aug 2019

There’s no stores nearby, there’s only coop which isn’t very big so I would like more things around the area. It’s not very good for young people. My flat itself is spacious which is nice and it’s fairly good value for money. It’s a peaceful area for people who have families or single people. The parking isn’t great not very accessible in terms of cars, would be nice to have more for visitors.

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

I dislike how there’s no restaurant or things to do. I like the dock though

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

Nothing, everything is as it was said but it has developed quite fast.

Are there any facilities you would like added, or that you have but do not use:

There’s no parking here so we would like additional parking for your car and in case you have visitors

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Nice, well maintained, balcony over the water.

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Review Date Aug 2019

Fairly quiet, close to dlr, bus stops near the dlr.

Close to amenities like the shopping centre 10 min walk/5 min drive. Co-op really close which is quite new.

Nice being near the water.

New property management roughly 2ish years ago, and that has been a massive improvement in terms of security, and general maintenance of the area. Really good.

Balcony looking out onto the water, and a good size flat. No complaints.

I chose here for proximity to the city, transport etc.

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

Fairly quiet, close to dlr, close to amenities like the shopping centre 10 min walk 5 min drive. Co-op, bus stops near the dlr.

Nice being near the water.

New property management so over the last 2ish years has been a massive improvement in terms of security, and general maintenance if the area. Really good.

Balcony onto water, no complaints, good size.

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

None. Only got better really so.

Why did you choose this development:

Because my bf lives here. He chose for proximity to the city, transport etc.

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Happy next to the water

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Review Date Aug 2019

Being close to the water is lovely. Close to the city for work. Lots of amenities ie Tesco etc close-by.

There’s sometimes a weird sewage smell in the general area, not too often.

Double glazed windows keep the noise of the planes from the airport out, and I quickly got used to it anyway.

Maintenance of the building is good. The flat is a good size, temperature is easy to keep at a nice level and is easy to keep clean.

Secure development, lots of cameras everywhere.

More affordable gym would good, with more facilities, sauna etc.

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

Being close to the water is lovely. Close to the city for work. Lots of amenities ie Tesco etc closeby.

There’s sometimes a weird sewage smell in the general area, not too often.

Double glazed windows keep the noise of the planes from the airport out, and I quickly got used to it anyway.

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

None.

Are there any facilities you would like added, or that you have but do not use:

More affordable gym would good, with more facilities, sauna etc.

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Nice area for workers

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Review Date Aug 2019

The pub local to here is very nice and good people. There’s good transportation links and there’s easy access to where I work. The flat is spacious and in London terms I think I get good value for money, there’s bigger space even though it is still expensive. I feel safe here relative to London, the walk from the station home is fine for my wife.

I would add AC and people get drunk around here sometimes. They sing and make a bit of noise but it’s not the worse.

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

I like a lot about it, the view from the balcony especially and the sun is cute here

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

I wish I would’ve known how hot the room would get during the heatwave. Because the sun shines into the house, it was very hot and there is no AC.

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

I would add AC and people get piss drunk around here sometimes. They sing and make a bit of noise but it’s not the worse.

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