Live the East London life
From centrally located boroughs such as Tower Hamlets to outer spots in Havering and the popular East End, there are so many different ways you can lead a life in East London. However your plans for the future look, you could make a brilliant long-term investment by taking advantage of offers such as the popular London Help to Buy scheme.
Things to see and do in East London
Whether you’re visiting the Tower of London, crossing Tower Bridge or exploring Brick Lane, East London is home to some of the capital’s, most iconic sights and landmarks. Central spots put you in prime position for plenty of these, while heading away from the centre towards the vibrant East End takes you through Stratford. Here you’ll find the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, West Ham United’s London Stadium, the Copper Box Arena and more cultural draws.
Moving further out opens up more natural spaces, including superb spots like the Wanstead Flats, the Chase Nature Reserve, Hainault Forest Country Park and Havering Country Park. From the culture to child-friendly attractions, close proximity to Central London and an array of open spaces perfect for walks, running and bike rides, there are endless possibilities across East London.
There’s a huge number of great schools in East London, many of which are rated as outstanding by Ofsted. This includes Thomas Buxton Primary in Whitechapel, Globe Primary in Bethnal Green, School 21 in Stratford and Hackney’s Orchard Primary. Likewise Elmhurst Primary in Upton, Cleves Primary in East Ham and Romford’s St Peter’s Catholic Primary and Concordia Academy.
There’s a great stock of top secondary schools too, including Swanlea School in Whitechapel, Stratford’s London Academy of Excellence and the City Academy, Hackney. Fellow outstanding options include St Angela’s Ursuline School and St Bonaventure’s RC School in Upton, which are for girls and boys respectively, Plashet School in East Ham and Upminster’s Hall Mead School.
East London transport links
There are superb transport links throughout East London, with a wide array of Underground services across different lines. The District line, for example, reaches as far as Upminster in Havering, which is close to the M25 boundary. This Tube service stops in places like East Ham and Upton Park on its way to central spots such as Tower Hill, Embankment and Westminster. Direct trains to the latter take less than an hour, while there are regular train services and bus routes across East London too.
The East London property scene
Although some parts of East London are well known as property hotpots, others are still classed as up-and-coming and offer wonderful value. East London has outperformed the rest of the capital in terms of property values over recent years, but you can still find affordable yet beautiful modern apartments in places like Upton Park and East Ham.
Wherever you’ve set your sights on living, don’t miss latest offers such as our Movemaker scheme to help you get moving. With this, we could help sell your existing home and wipe out any agents’ fees in the process.