May 18, 2023

Welcome to Forest Gate – East London’s next big thing!

If you’re looking for a vibrant and diverse neighbourhood to call home, look no further than Forest Gate. Located in the East London borough of Newham, Forest Gate has quickly become a popular destination for young professionals commuting into the City, families looking for placement within “outstanding” OFSTED-rated schools and creatives seeking a lively, convenient and affordable lifestyle. Read on to explore why we love Forest Gate and why we’ve been selling and renting homes in the area for over 20 years!

With its excellent dining scene, convenient transport links and increasing property value, Forest Gate is undoubtedly a fantastic option for investment on the outskirts of the City. The local restaurant and pub scene is thriving and the area is home to a diverse range of eateries, offering cuisines from all over the world. Standout restaurants, such as the traditional-Indian eaterie, The Wanstead Kitchen, have gained immense popularity in the area. Not only a perfect spot for a weekend treat or a romantic dinner, but the menu also features a variety of options, including vegetarian and vegan choices, and the quality of the ingredients are top-notch. Just ask Max Ben-Yossef, Head of Sales in our Stratford office!

In addition to its culinary delights, the trendy breweries and classic English pubs of the Wanstead Arches offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere to pop in for a pint. Known for its craft beers and ciders, The Wanstead Tap also offers a delicious menu of comfort food, including burgers, pizzas, and sharing platters. It wouldn’t be right of us to move on without mentioning sublime local haunts such as The Pretty Decent Beer Co and Burgess & Hall. Outstanding tipples, a relaxed ambience and friendly staff make these hidden gems a favourite spot for locals to gather and unwind after a hard week in the office.

For those not in-the-know, getting around London can be a real headache. But Forest Gates’ excellent transport links make the morning commute into the City a breeze. Forest Gate boasts access to the recently opened Crossrail Elizabeth Line and provides quick and regular access to Liverpool Street station in just 15 minutes. Well-connected by buses and maintained cycle lanes, residents can easily access the Canary Wharf financial district and other central London locations within a matter of minutes.

Investors will be pleased to know that the area has witnessed a significant increase in property value over the past decade. With its growing popularity and improving amenities, Forest Gate has experienced a steady rise in property prices, making it a smart investment for those looking to get on the property ladder or expand their portfolio. According to recent data provided by Rightmove, sold prices in Forest Gate have increased by 6% over the previous year and have risen by 14% on the 2019 peak of £461,001.

This recent boom has seen the overall average price for properties in the area rise to £524,406.00, making it an attractive option for potential buyers and investors. Whether you’re a foodie, a commuter, or an investor, Forest Gate has much to offer. So why wait?

Come and explore this hidden gem in East London and experience the best of city living in a thriving and evolving community. Contact our Stratford office – +44 (0) 20 8534 7788 / stratford@keatons.com.

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