London City Island – an exciting development for East London
You probably know I buy, sell and let property for private clients, but I also receive instructions from developers and sell new build and off-plan property. I’m really excited to be selling units in London City Island, one of Ballymore-ECO World’s latest developments in E14, right on the River Lea.
The development is only partly complete – some blocks are already buzzing with life, others are still being built. Like much of London’s new build, it’s a mixed-use development with its own shops and restaurants on-site. The English National Ballet has relocated to the peninsula, along with the London Film School, several art galleries and London’s only parkour academy!
The apartments themselves are sleek and modern, with beautiful finishes to kitchens and bathrooms, as well as benefiting from private balconies.
Residents benefit from a great community feel, including the right to call themselves “islanders” – this is a club you want to belong to! The islanders have full use of London City Island’s great leisure facilities: an outdoor swimming pool (heated), a gym (free classes), and the spa area (hot stone chairs!). Botanic Square is the local green space, specially landscaped for the residents and located in the heart of the development.
London City Island is aptly named – it is almost completely surrounded by water, with the River Lea looping round to the north of the development and views across the Thames to the south. Residents are full of praise for the views and the sunsets, as well as finding it the perfect distance away from Canary Wharf.
Access is via a road bridge (many of the apartments have their own parking spaces) and over the newly-completed footbridge.
Travel and transport
It’s great to live and work in the same area of London – it’s brilliant to get to know your postcode on a number of different levels, and spend time taking in its character as you walk or cycle around. Many of the islanders are young professionals working in Canary Wharf and the City. Canary Wharf is a pleasant half-hour walk away, or a shorter journey by bus, tube or the Docklands Light Railway.
You can also reach the West End in about half an hour, using public transport, not to mention the national rail services from London’s mainline stations. Like all Docklands developments, London City Island is within striking distance of London City Airport – a handy link for frequent flyers.
Buy, sell and let property at London City Island, E14
I’ve been helping people buy property at London City Island since the first residents moved in three years ago. If you’re interested in becoming an Islander, pop over to the property pages and see if there’s an apartment there for you. And if you’ve got one to sell, or you’re looking for a tenant, I’d love to help – just give me, Adam Dockley, a call today on 020 3633 4440.