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Areas covered by our Bow office:
Renovated and historical Georgian and Victorian period properties remain steadfast around the modern developments cropping up in Bethnal Green, reflecting the cultural and economic diversity of the area known as the true heart of the East End.
In Bethnal Green you will find trendy bars, arty cafes, galleries and traditional restaurants which sit just a tube stop or bike ride away from the City.
The Central Line will take you to the West End in under 15 minutes and to the Olympic Stadium and Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre in less than seven.
From the rows of Victorian terraces in sought after conservation areas, to period conversions and purpose built flats, Bow is a magnet for those wishing to enjoy a more residential quarter of Tower Hamlets. When it comes to transport, locals are spoilt for choice; excellent links by tube, DLR, bus and road ensure that the area is easily connectable to Canary Wharf, the City and the West End. Roman Road Market and Victoria Park are as much an institution to the East End as pie and mash.
Other nearby amenities includes Mile End Park, Queen Mary University, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the Westfield Stratford City shopping centre.
Bromley by Bow is sandwiched between two major roads, two major railway lines, the DLR and District line. The area is reasonably close to the Westfield Stratford City shopping centre as well as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Furthermore, Victoria Park and Mile End Park are just under a 30 minute bus ride (or tube journey) away.
Previously an area affected by under investment, this part of East London is now home to some stunning yet reasonably priced properties. From Victorian period homes to more modern developments, the area has become a focal point for City workers, first time buyers and families alike.
Canary Wharf is a business district within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It is one of London’s financial centres and is characterised by sleek office blocks. Due to its striking architecture, Canary Wharf has an iconic skyline that can be admired across London. As well as being a business hub, the area is also home to an abundance of shops and restaurants, and has an ice rink during the festive season. The properties in Canary Wharf range from sophisticated apartments to compact studios. Canary Wharf also has impressive transport links, with an Underground Tube station on the Jubilee Line, as well as a DLR station.
Today, Docklands is a convivial mix of historic warehouses, traditional pubs by the river and new developments, all of which contrast to its industrial history. Recognised as a key part of London’s financial district, the area found in and around Canary Wharf houses over 200 restaurants, bars, cafes and an underground shopping centre. Many world leading banks are also headquartered here. With its own pier on the River Thames, and being serviced by the DLR and Jubilee Line, this area is almost its own island. It is just 15 minutes from the heart of the capital and 10 minutes from Stratford Westfield and the Olympic site.
With a mixture of water-side apartments, purpose built flats and fine Victorian terraces, Limehouse is a fast changing area sandwiched between the City and Canary Wharf. Local attractions include: Limehouse Marina and the historic Narrow Street. As well as its lovely scenery, Limehouse is also renowned for its brilliant transport links. The Limehouse DLR station is just three stops from Canary Wharf and two from Bank. The area is positioned to the west of Limehouse Basin and is served by the c2c mainline trains out to Essex. By road, Limehouse is served by the Rotherhithe Tunnel.
Mile End is as famous for the Blind Beggar pub and the notorious Kray twins as it is for fun filled family attractions, such as go-karting or wall climbing. The area is also a short walk from Victoria Park.
Queen Mary University is located here, which has resulted in a complimentary mix of student and young professional life in the area. Mile End has seen huge public regeneration and more private investment, both residentially and commercially. Served by the Central and District lines, this is an excellent location for zone 2 living and is one stop from Westfield Stratford City shopping centre.
Narrow Street is, as its named suggests, a narrow street running parallel to the River Thames through Limehouse, east London. The area has a rich and fascinating history; local attractions include The Grapes pub, which – established in 1583 – forms part of a beautiful, historic Georgian terrace and was frequented by Charles Dickens, and The Museum of London Docklands which is also nearby. Another famous spot is the gastro pub The Narrow, which is today run by Gordon Ramsey. The area is home to the Limehouse Basin, which provides a navigable link for boats between the Regent’s Canal and the River Thames through the Limehouse Basin Lock. Whilst Narrow Street is mostly characterised by 19th and 20th century wharf-side buildings, many of the area’s houses were destroyed during World War Two. Nearby transport links include Westferry and Limehouse DLR stations.
Despite Poplar being pretty much flattened during the First and Second World Wars, it is now mainly built up of desirable, post war, purpose built flats. Consequently, many of its buyers are young professional and city workers looking for properties close to Canary Wharf.
There has been a noticeable level of investment in Poplar in recent times with many new residential developments adding to the area’s potential. Poplar’s regeneration is expected to carry on.
The Poplar DLR station can take you to Bank in just over 10 minutes, therefore giving its residents swift access into the bustling city centre.
Various local restaurants – including Chinese, Thai and Indian – pepper Stepney, as well as a number of famous pubs. The area is also within close proximity to some of London’s best markets, including Petticoat Lane, Spitalfields.
Some Georgian architecture and Victorian era terraced housing can be found in the area alongside modern developments and renovations on the back streets.
Stepney is a 15 minute journey to London’s Oxford Street and only a short walk or bus ride to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Mile End and Victoria Park. The respected Queen Mary University is one of the area’s main attractions.
Victoria Park is one of London’s most historic parks and has been used by millions of Londoners for nearly 170 years as a place for healthy recreation, sports and relaxation. Victoria Park forms a key link in a green corridor stretching from the River Thames at Limehouse, along the Regent’s Canal and all the way through to Mile End Park. In the park you’ll find a variety of trees, fauna, a beautiful fountain, an Old English Garden, a boating lake and more. Lauriston Road offers a wealth of deli shops, boutiques, bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes. The nearest station to Victoria Park is London Fields railway station.
Whitechapel is an inner city district that has featured prominently in London's art scene. From 2005, Whitechapel Gallery underwent a major expansion with the support of £3.26 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Like many parts of East London, the investment and regeneration in the area can be seen. However, Whitechapel is still the best place to go for authentic Indian curries.
Whitechapel Market can feel like you’ve been transported to the East. Opposite the Royal London Hospital, you can buy a wide range of Asian spices, jewellery and clothing. Whitechapel reflects the diversity of the East End – architecturally, historically and culturally.