Following decades of regeneration and a continuing influx of new property developer attention and investment, East London is more self-confident than ever. But what does this always exciting and often surprising part of the capital have to offer? Read on, and discover some of the best new build homes in East London.
Where is East London?
Most definitions describe East London as the area east of the tiny central square mile ‘City of London’ and north of the River Thames. This takes in the London boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.
Why live in East London?
East London is a fascinating and constantly surprising place to live. It’s arguably one of the coolest parts of the capital, as it fuses incredibly rich history with a vibrant modern culture and entertainment scene.
If you want to explore London’s roots, the East End is a perfect place to start. This is mostly within the borough of Tower Hamlets, and it tells London’s story of constant change and reinvention. Out of the poverty-stricken conditions of the late 19th century, the area forged its identity as tough but community spirited Londoners. Leaving behind the hard times and notoriety of the Jack the Ripper murders in Whitechapel, the East End slowly transformed from a docklands industrial hub to its modern-day face as a bustling centre of service industry businesses, boutique clothing lines and a highly innovative culinary culture.
Change and excitement are watchwords for East London as a whole. If you want to be a part of new London trends in fashion, dining, live music and more, this is the place for you. With the likes of Shoreditch, Hoxton and Bethnal Green, you’ll never be bored or starved of something new.
Canary Wharf is another example of the kind of big change that continues to shape East London. Once derelict docklands, this whole area is exploding with sleek new build developments and café culture hubs. Fortunately, it’s not just for young bankers and the smart professional set either, as the inclusion of some great schools and family-friendly attractions make it appealing for different kinds of buyers and renters.
Overall, East London is a part of the capital that continues to attract all sorts of newcomers. They come for the excitement, the buzz and the new energy of the area, but stay for the convenience and sense of community.
Transport in East London
Overall, East London enjoys excellent transport links. Being north of the Thames means that it has a much higher concentration of London Underground lines and stops than South London. The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is another impressive (and improving) transport string to East London’s bow.
Those stretches of East London along the river also have the added convenience of Thames Clipper River Bus services. This makes hopping across the river for work or pleasure even easier, and more fun!
East London property prices
East London’s property market is extremely varied. Its offerings range from super-slick new build luxury apartments in Canary Wharf, to grand period homes and Victorian terraced housing. There’s also everything in between when it comes to new build homes developments in East London!
Whatever you’re looking for in terms of size and style, East London should be able to provide it. As for price, Zoopla puts the East London house price average at £515,000 for February 2022. Remember, this is just a yardstick average that covers a very wide range of boroughs and property types. For more accurate estimates, it’s best to focus on specific East London districts or postcodes that interest you.
Top 10 new build homes developments in East London
Now that you have a better idea of what to expect from East London, it’s time for a closer look. The following list contains the 10 East London new build developments listed on HomeViews with the highest ratings at the time of writing (February 2022).
As with all our top-rated lists, these rankings are determined entirely by verified resident reviews. Since the people who live there know these developments best, we leave the scoring entirely up to them!
*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how many reviews a scheme has and how recently those reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. Buildings with a larger number of more recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.
Hopefully, this roundup of the best new build homes developments in East London provides a useful glance of what’s on offer. If you want to wider your search, check out our dedicated area guide below. And remember, close by, but distinctly different, are the areas of North East and South East London. These are more than worth your time spent in exploration.
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