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GUIDE TO HOUSES IN LIMEHOUSE

OVERVIEW 

Limehouse is located in the borough of Tower Hamlets and is located to the north and west of Canary Wharf. Limehouse links directly with Wapping and is therefore within close proximity of the City. One of the area’s most distinctive features is the Limehouse basin, which is essentially a small lake fed by the Thames and is home to the small Limehouse Marina.

Limehouse’s position on the Thames means it has a rich maritime history and in addition to being a significant port in the last century, it was also the centre for ship building and rope making in London. Narrow Street in Limehouse offers a glimpse into the area’s past as it is lined with Georgian townhouses and The Grapes, a pub founded in 1583 and frequented by Charles Dickens.

Unlike its more modern neighbour, Canary Wharf to the east, Limehouse retains a very distinctive architectural feel, reminiscent of its days as a part of East London and remains a vibrant part of the city. Parts of Limehouse retain this old world charm and perhaps surprisingly, affordable accommodation can be found in parts of Limehouse, unlike in neighbouring Canary Wharf.

Limehouse offers easy transport links in to Bank and Canary Wharf via the DLR. It has three dedicated stops: Westferry to the East and Limehouse and Shadwell in the West. C2C train services also provide easy connections to Fenchurch Street station via Limehouse station.  

The Limehouse Cut and Regent’s Canal offer connections further into north London, including a direct link to the River Lea, which runs past the Olympic Stadium in Stratford. 

HOUSING IN LIMEHOUSE 

Similar to the Isle of Dogs, Limehouse offers a variety of residential accommodation ranging from a limited amount of period property, usually in the form of townhouses, and also a range of more modern developments, but not anywhere near as dense or tall as Canary Wharf. Most developments are under eight storeys high.

The unique feature of Limehouse is the ability of buyers and tenants to acquire both modern and traditional accommodation, with views of the Thames, Limehouse Marina and green spaces all possible within the same area.

Limehouse offers residents a wealth of history, while at the same time, there is a growing abundance of modern accommodation, finished to a relatively high standard that offers a cheaper alternative to Canary Wharf, or even Wapping, in some instances. 

MY LIMEHOUSE 

Limehouse is a combination of historic East London charm and modern London. The area benefits from several main thoroughfares, including the A13 (Commercial Road) and links to the DLR via Westferry, Shadwell and Limehouse, while Stepney Green and Mile End Tube stations allow the residents of Limehouse to connect to the District and Central lines respectively.

Limehouse is peppered with large open green spaces including Stepney Green Park, Whitehorse Road Park, Ackroyd Green Park, Kind Edward VII Memorial Park, St James’s Gardens and Ropemaker’s Fields. The high concentration of green areas means residents have access to the outdoors despite being in a very urban setting.

At the same time, those of a nautical persuasion have easy access to the Thames, Limehouse Marina and access to London’s vast canal networks via Regent’s Canal and the Limehouse Cut. 

PROPERTY MARKET TRENDS

Flats Sale £,000  Rent £pw
Studio 325,000 300
1-bed riverfront  550,000 410
1-bed not riverfront 480,000 375
2-bed river front 790,000 500
2-bed not river front  530,000 420

TRANSPORT 

  • Tube: The Isle of Dogs is served by three DLR stations – Shadwell, Limehouse and Westferry. Stepney Green (District line) and Mile End (Central line) connect Limehouse to the Tube network. Shadwell station connects Limehouse to the London Overground network
  • Bus: Routes 115, 135, D3 and night buses N550, N551 and N15
  • Road: Narrow Street, The Highway, Eastferry Dock Road, Commercial Road (A13)
  • Airport: DLR connections to London City Airport

EDUCATION

Primary  Address  Telephone  Ofsted 
Cyril Jackson Primary School 51 Three Colt Street, E14 8HH +44 (0) 20 7987 3737 Outstanding 
Stepney Greencoat Church of England Primary School Norbiton Road, E14 7TF +44 (0) 20 7987 3202 Good 
Sir William Burrough Primary School Salmon Lane, E14 7PQ +44 (0) 20 7987 2147 N/A
Stephen Hawking School Brunton Place, E14 7LL +44 (0) 20 7423 9848 Outstanding
Cayley Primary School Aston Street, E14 7NG +44 (0) 20 7790 1490 Good
Marion Richardson Primary School  Senrab Street, E1 0QF +44 (0) 20 7790 1441 Good 
St Mary and St Michael Primary School Sutton Street, E1 0BD +44 (0) 20 7790 4986 Requires improvement 
Sir William Burrough Primary School Salmon Lane, E14 7PQ +44 (0) 20 7987 2147 N/A
Stebon Primary School Burdett Estate, E14 7AD +44 (0) 20 7987 4237 Good 

 

Secondary Address Telephone  Ofsted 
Bishop Challoner Catholic Federations of Boys School 352 Commercial Road, E1 0LB +44 (0) 20 7791 9500 Good 
Sir John Cass Foundation and Redcoat Church of England Secondary School Stepney Way, E1 0RH +44 (0) 20 7790 6712 Outstanding 
Stepney Green Mathematics and Computing College Ben Jonson Road,E1 4SD +44 (0) 20 7790 6361 Good 

PARKS AND RECREATION 

Limehouse is peppered with large open green spaces including Stepney Green Park, Whitehorse Road Park, Ackroyd Green Park, Kind Edward VII Memorial Park, St. James’s Gardens and Ropemaker’s Fields. The high concentration of green areas means residents have access to the outdoors despite being in a very urban setting.

The island also houses the Shadwell Basin Sailing Club and The Cruising Association, in Limehouse Basin, which offers support and various sailing activities to the residents of Limehouse.

EVENTS  

Event  Date
LIMEfest July 

MARKETS 

Market  Day/Time
Limehouse Social Market  Last Sunday of every month and bank holidays 

MEDICAL 

Practice  Address  Telephone 
The Limehouse Practice / Gill Street Health Centre  11 Gill Street, E14 8HQ +44 (0) 20 7515 2211
The Royal London Hospital  Whitechapel Road, E1 1BZ  +44 (0) 20 7377 7000