Hunting for sale properties in London? Not sure if it’s better to buy or rent? Our new series of guides to London’s best neighbourhoods will put you on the road to finding the right home in one of the capital’s best bits! It’s not about plush pads and million pound properties prices, so forget Brent and Mayfair.
We’re focusing on London’s best neighbourhoods for living, which means areas with character, great transport links, plenty of amenities and relatively reasonable property prices.
The Independent’s Anthea Masey recently pointed out that extensive regeneration has helped by Surrey Quays firmly back on the map. With that in mind, this time round we’re taking a look at property for sale in Surrey Quays.
What’s so Great about Surrey Quays?
Until its closure in 1969, this area was a hive of activity with nine docks, six timber ponds and a canal. Everything from timber to animal hides once arrived here from places as far flung as Russia and Canada. According to The Independent, only Greenland Dock and a small part of Canada Dock survive.
Properties for sale in Surrey Quays benefit from great views across the water, a new library and a public square. The area blends Dickensian charm with modern amenities and has been sensitively redeveloped. Learn to kayak or windsurf at the Surrey Docks Watersports Centre during the day and enjoy a drink in an old school boozer by night. In short, buy here and you’ll get city living with historic charm and character.
Regeneration is about to take place around Canada Water, so there’s lots going on right now. The area has a large Tesco, along with a shopping centre, multi-screen cinema, numerous restaurants, three primary schools and a couple of academy schools. Properties for sale in Surrey Quays also benefit from close proximity to open spaces, like the Thames Path and Russia Dock Woodland.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Surrey Quays is popular with young professionals.
The area is renowned for its 19th century warehouse conversions. Here, you’ll find everything from swanky loft apartments to period homes and modern flats. The developments feature a certain number of affordable homes.
Check out Neptune Street in Southwark (SE16), for one bedroom flats for around £180,000.
Pick up a two bedroom flat in Regina Point, Canada Water for around £219,000. Regina Point is popular, well-maintained and located right next to Canada Water tube station. Iceland Wharf is a fantastic new development on Yeoman Street; with spacious, fully furnished, two bed apartments with balconies for around £330,000.
Properties for sale in Surrey Quays are good for those who want to live in Zone 2 and enjoy easy access to the City and Canary Wharf.
Buy here if you want to be on the Jubilee, Bakerloo of East London lines.
You may also be interested in properties for sale in Bermondsey, Shadwell and Wapping.
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