The best places to live in East London – Clapton, E5
As we zip around East London selling property for people, we’ve noticed quite a buzz around Clapton in the London Borough of Hackney. Clapton has its own vibe, and a surprising (but wonderful) village feel that only a few areas of London can offer. Locals describe it as “safe and neighbourly” and one of the best places in London to raise a family.
House prices in E5
Clapton has a lot to offer, and with slightly lower house prices than Shoreditch and Hoxton, sees a lot of couples moving there in search of more space for their money.
Victorian houses make up a lot of the Clapton property, with the majority converted into characterful flats. Georgian houses appear in some of the more expensive streets, and there’s a fair amount of new build too.
Hunts Wharf is the area’s newest development, bringing thirty-one affordable apartments as well as 17,000 square feet of office space to E5. Developed by Restoration London, Hunts Wharf aims to provide homes for under 35s within striking distance of Central London. We’re really excited about this practical solution to London housing, and we know it’s going to put the area firmly on the map.
Getting around London from Clapton
Transport is good, with many buses connecting the E5 to the City, London Bridge and the West End. Overground services take passengers to Liverpool Street, while Stratford station is just a short bike ride away, opening up tube (and eventually Crossrail) services to Claptonians.
Things to do in Clapton
E5 is also bristling with coffee shops and countless opportunities for independent shopping and eating experiences. Hackney Walk is the last word in luxury shopping, as well as a hub for urban food, leisure and the local community.
Clapton has three parks: Springfield, Millfield and Clapton, all providing beautiful spaces for relaxation and exercise, mopping up the London fumes and creating welcome habitats for wildlife.
Clapton is one of the best areas to live in London. Well-connected but homely, good value for money and packed with places to go and things to do, this is part of London where you can really be part of a community.
Buy and sell property in Clapton, E5
If you have property to sell in Clapton, you can contact me and the Dockleys team on 020 3363 4440 today for a free valuation. And if you’re thinking of moving there, watch this space – there are exciting times ahead!