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Local Area Guide from Your Move Docklands, LondonLocal Area Guide from Your Move Docklands, London

The transformation of Docklands to being one of London's most  sought after residential addresses in a relatively short period of time includes, but is by no means limited to, the Olympics success and legacy and the international powerhouse that Canary Wharf has become. Derelict docks and warehouses have given way to conversions capturing the essence of the wealth of history and modern skyscrapers offering some of the best skyline views in London. The E14 postcode in which we are located currently has 10 of the 12 largest buildings in the country under planning or construction, confirming this as possibly the most exiting property location to be in for both homeowner and investor alike.

We have a range of properties for sale in the Docklands and East London area, including apartments, maisonettes, terrace houses and investment properties. The range of houses and apartments for sale in the Docklands at any time can include a riverside penthouse in excess of the million mark to high yielding investment property in one of the established local estates which can still be found for a couple of hundred thousand. All our properties can be viewed online and our branch staff will be happy to provide more information and arrange property viewings for you.

Docklands is one of the most popular places to live for young professionals due to its immediate proximity to Canary Wharf and The City. The West End is conveniently accessible too through numerous transport options which will soon to be boosted by Crossrail. The continuous shift in the areas desirability as the first choice for a place to live and work seen over the last couple of decades from West to East London seems to be gaining momentum. There are good state and private schools, particularly at the junior and nursery school levels. The natural lifecycle of a resident would typically be to move into the area as a tenant when taking up their first employment, then being a first time buyer in one of the many high end modern developments. The natural evolution is to trade up to a bigger apartment or one offering spectacular river or skyline views when the household or the budget grows. We have also witnessed an increasing number of residents moving back into the area from the suburbs or counties, particularly once the children have flown the nest, to take advantage of the cultural and entertainment conveniences afforded by being so close to central London.

The London Docklands were formerly part of the Port of London, at one time the world's largest port. The area has now been redeveloped principally for commercial and residential use of which the Canary Wharf Estate is its iconic focal point. Charles Dickens made frequent use of the riverside and docklands in novels such as Our Mutual Friend and Great Expectations, and these offer a valuable historic description of the docks, their buildings and people who preceded its current residents. More recently the area featured prominently in the science fiction film, 28 Days later. Contemporary residents include the several well know actors, comedians and politicians, notably an office favourite, Gandalf  a.k.a. Sir Ian McKellen.

We have a range of properties for sale in the Docklands and East London area, including apartment, maisonettes, terrace houses and investment properties. The range of houses and apartments for sale in the Docklands at any time can include a riverside penthouse in excess of the million mark to high yielding investment property in one of the established local estates which can still be found for a couple of hundred thousand. All our properties can be viewed online and our branch staff will be happy to provide more information and arrange property viewings for you.

We represent the Your Move branch across three East London Boroughs, including all of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Hackney and the E16 post code of Newham. We strive to satisfy our diverse customers' needs including a safe and secure first home away from home for the international student studying in one of the numerous universities, to the seasoned investor seeking out an additional asset for their diversified portfolio. Prices range from about £200,000 for the entry level ex-local authority investment property to £1,000,000 for a sough after riverside pad.

Among the most sought-after addresses are the modern apartments in the immediate vicinity of the Canary Wharf Estate roughly within a boundary designated by the landmark buildings of Pan Peninsula to the south, Ontario Towers to the East, No. One West India Quay to the North and Canary Riverside to the West. We expect this radius to grow outwards as the new wave of towers changes the skyline and the recently completed neighbouring buildings develop communities of their own.

The price of property to rent in the Docklands starts at about £230 a week for a studio flat, rising to £300 a week for a one bedroom flat – or about £400 with a river view or parking. Two bedroom flats range between £330 and £460, rising to £700 for the more sought after developments. Houses start at about £400  a week for three bedrooms and rise to between £700 and £950 per week, depending on the location, size and condition of the property.

The Docklands area now boast a diverse selection of familiar high street names and smaller independent retailers are  found too in the extensive shopping mall Canary Wharf now offers. These include Waitrose, Marks & Spencer’s and the Tesco for weekly grocery shopping. The Canary Wharf Estate offers an extensive selection of restaurants and bars and the area in general is building on its reputation founded on Brick Lane as offering a high standard and wide range of international and ethnic cuisine. If Canary Wharf is unable to satisfy your needs, you would be hard pressed to challenge the nearby Westfield Center at Stratford being the UK's third larges shopping mall. We recommend the many riverside pubs and restaurants, particularly the historic locations in Limehouse and Wapping. Please also take the time to explore the local and renown East End markets within our area.

We recommend the Museum of the Docklands at West India Quay as a fascinating overview of the areas history and origins, and an ideal location to take an inquisitive child of any age. For those who share a love for singing and wish to test their vocal chords , we recommend the London Docklands Singers which is a friendly, medium-sized community choir based in the Isle of Dogs in East London and for which we have been a long term sponsor.
 
The Mudchute Farm set in 32 acres of countryside in the heart of East London, is a community charity. It is one of the largest inner city working farms anywhere in Europe. They offer a wonderful collection of British rare breeds and currently have over 100 animals and fowl on the farm. Represented too are a wide range of habitats, so close to the city from wetlands and woodlands to open meadows and fields offering an incredible diversity of wildlife right on our doorstep.

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