Premier Letting Agents in Docklands London E1 , E14


Area Feature

The once much-maligned London Docklands is fast making a reputation for itself as a residential hub, as well as the centre of the UK's financial economy. Once the largest port in the world, the shipping offices and warehouses that once dominated the area have largely given way to skyscrapers and new-build houses. Huge cranes once used for unloading cargo are now motionless in their cradles, but this doesn't mean the area has lost any of the fizz and bustle it possessed while it was a shipping hub.

If you enjoy the gentle sound of lapping water in the evening and views across the landmarks of southern London - the O2, the Thames and the Shard - as well as a tight-knit community and easy access to the centre of town, then London Docklands is most certainly for you. But before you pick up the quays (ho ho) to your new place, there are some things you'll need to know.

Getting your bearings

It's important to get your bearings around London town. The term 'Docklands' loosely refers to the area surrounding - and including - the Isle of Dogs. Districts and boroughs include Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Lewisham and Royal Greenwich. Because of the different atmospheres and environments of each area, you have a huge level of choice when it comes to selecting a property. There's something for everyone. Young adults may be inclined to head for Greenwich, where the area's renowned university guarantees a strong student presence and a lively atmosphere. Families may be more inclined to head towards Southwark to experience a more suburban environment and a number of excellent schools.

Stylewise, Docklands veers towards the new-build. The area received plenty of attention during the war and German planes dropped around 2,500 bombs in the vicinity. Since then, a vast regeneration effort has restored much of the damage, with a plethora of new-build flats and apartments replacing all that was destroyed. That doesn't mean you won't find something with character in Docklands as some areas feature old warehouses that have since been converted into flats. If you can afford it, splash out on one with a balcony as the views in the evening are spectacular.

While there is a preconception that much of Docklands shuts down over the weekend, this is not necessarily the case. The live-in population centres develop tight-knit and thriving communities, and while the bars may not be as heaving as they are on Friday after work, there's still a bit of a buzz on Saturday and Sunday.

Transportation

Docklands is served by its own separate train network - the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). While this service sometimes collides with the Underground, it is a completely different animal. For one thing, the views can be something special as the trains thread their way, driverless, through the South-East London landscape. Skyscrapers, parks, the Thames - it's a fantastic way to travel to work.

The area also benefits from a good access to the Tube network and London Overground. The Jubilee line and the Northern Line are your best bets for getting central as quickly as possible.

Residents in certain areas can also take advantage of a number of novel transportation systems, including the Emirates Air Line. Specially installed in time for the London 2012 Olympic Games, this stunning air lift allows passengers to benefit from a smooth ride dangling above the Thames, quick boarding and reduced fares. There are special discounts for frequent users of this fantastic service.

Consumers near Greenwich have the Thames clipper service right on their front doorstep which allows for a quick journey into the centre of town, docking at Embankment. Not only do you get to avoid the crush of the Tube but it's an extremely novel way to travel to work.

Entertainment

But all of this is irrelevant if you haven't got something to do at weekends. Fortunately, there are clusters of pubs, bars and nightclubs scattered all across Docklands so wherever you go, you're never far from a drink. Restaurants are also easily accessible, with Canary Wharf alone playing host to Browns and Jamie's Italian. For those with an historical interest, there's plenty on offer. The DLR itself has an onboard tour dedicated to the network's history and the surrounding area - try to get a service on the hour between 10am and 2pm as a guide uses the train's PA system to give an extensive explanation of the area.

But when it comes to dramatics and spectacular displays, you can't beat the O2 arena. This extraordinary performance cavern has played host to thousands of high-profile events and regularly attracts the biggest names in the world. It's no surprise - the arena is supported by a ring of restaurants and bars and punters can usually take advantage of an ice-skating rink for those who want to make a day of it.

A collection of small theatres dotted across Docklands are made use of by the local amateur dramatics scene, and they are sometimes privileged enough to offer performances for the big names looking for something more intimate than the O2 or the big venues in Central. It's hardly the West End, but great for an impromptu cheap night out.

The upshot

The upshot of it all is that Docklands is a fantastic place to live, and extremely convenient if you happen to work locally. The attraction of being able to be home within 20 minutes after a late night drinking session with colleagues speaks for itself and you'll also save a fortune on travel. Whether you're after dynamic and modern or quiet and suburban living, Docklands offers something for everyone.

Published by Jeremy Price



Property To Rent in Docklands E1 , E14

£800 per week

Docklands Real Estates offers a fantastic split level apartment in the popular Discovery Dock Development. The apartment which is located in the East Tower offers two double bedrooms, two bathrooms and two extremely generous living areas. Outstanding views of Canary Wharf from every angle of this Sub Penthouse apartment. It's a must see!! Facilities include concierge, Gym and Swimming Pool. - Available Now!

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2 Bedroom Apartment to rent in South Quay Square, Docklands, London, E14

£460 per week

Stunning two bedroom, two bathroom apartment within the popular 41 Millharbour Development. The property located on the 4th floor and comprises of spacious reception room, open-plan kitchen and two generous sized bedrooms and bathrooms. Millharbour enjoys close proximity to the elite shops, restaurants and bars of the Canary Wharf Complex and West India Dock while transport links include both Canary Wharf Station (Jubilee Line, DLR) and South Quay (DLR).

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2 Bedroom Apartment to rent in Millharbour, Docklands, London, E14

£540 per week

This spaciously appointed one bedroom apartment enjoys spectacular south facing views over Canary Wharf and the quayside at West India Quay. The apartment comes fully furnished with modern contemporary furniture. High quality fixtures & fittings, Climate control, floor to ceiling windows and 24hr Concierge. The apartments are located above a major international hotel at West India Quay, adjacent to Canary Wharf. Aside from the cafes, restaurants, multi-screen cinemas and shops, the apartments have the added luxury of the hotel services including room service, laundry service and other concierge services.

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1 Bedroom Apartment to rent in Hertsmere Road, Docklands, London, E14

£655 per week

This spaciously appointed two bedroom apartment enjoys spectacular views towards the Olympic village to the North. There are two bathrooms, one being en-suite to the master bedroom. The apartment comes fully furnished with modern contemporary furniture.This is a superb London luxury apartment and will not disappoint the discerning applicant renting a property in London. The apartments are located above a major international hotel at West India Quay, adjacent to Canary Wharf. Aside from the cafes, restaurants, multi-screen cinemas and shops, the apartments have the added luxury of the hotel services including room service, laundry service and other concierge services.

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2 Bedroom Apartment to rent in Hertsmere Road, Docklands, London, E14

£795 per week

Luxury 2 bed 2 bath apartment situated on the 23rd floor in one of the most prestigious development in London located in the heart of Canary Wharf. The apartment is fully furnished with a fitted kitchen. This development boasts state of the art Marriot Hotel and views of Canary Wharf. The property is fully furnished and adjacent to West India Quay DLR station. The apartments are located above a major international hotel at West India Quay, adjacent to Canary Wharf. Aside from the cafes, restaurants, multi-screen cinemas and shops, the apartments have the added luxury of the hotel services including room service, laundry service and other concierge services.

Tenant Fees May Apply

2 Bedroom Apartment to rent in Hertsmere Road, Docklands, London, E14

£1,500 per week

A 2 bed 2 bath, 38th Floor apartment located in the prestigious Pan Peninsula development, which offers an amazing duplex living space with fantastic views from the private balcony. The property comprises an open plan contemporary kitchen fitted with high spec appliances and cleverly concealed appliances within recessed storage cupboards with space for washing machine/tumble dryer.This leads into the spacious lounge area with private terrace. The upper level consists of gallery area, two double bedrooms with ensuite & main bathrooms. Pan Peninsula comes with many extra facilities that all residents can enjoy. Some of which are: a private pool, health and fitness spa, a cocktail bar, residents' cinema and a waterside restaurant. Perfectly located in the Canary Wharf vicinity, Pan Peninsula is great for residents who work in the financial district or who needs access to the City. Transport links include Canary Wharf Station, for access to the Jubilee Line and DLR service and South Quay Station for DLR services, as well as the A12, A13 and Blackwall Tunnel. Perfectly located in the Canary Wharf vicinity, Pan Peninsula is great for residents who work in the financial district or who needs access to the City. Transport links include Canary Wharf Station, for access to the Jubilee Line and DLR service and South Quay Station for DLR services, as well as the A12, A13 and Blackwall Tunnel.

Tenant Fees May Apply

2 Bedroom Apartment to rent in Millharbour, Docklands, London, E14

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