Guide to living in Limehouse

Limehouse is favoured by professionals and families as a residential destination. With superb transport links to Canary Wharf and Central London, many are attracted to this location for its convenience. Additionally, quality local primary schools and a vibrant community make this area a fun place to live. 

About Limehouse

Limehouse is in the borough of Tower Hamlets, northwest of Canary Wharf and near central London. Limehouse links directly with Wapping, close to the City. One of the area’s most distinctive features is the Limehouse Basin, a small lake fed by the Thames and home to the picturesque Limehouse Marina. 

Limehouse’s rich maritime history comes from its role as a significant port in the last century, and it was also the centre for shipbuilding and ropemaking in London. Narrow Street in Limehouse is still lined with Georgian townhouses and features The Grapes, a pub founded in 1583 and frequented by Charles Dickens. Parts of Limehouse retain this old-world charm, and affordable property can be found in pockets of Limehouse. 

Properties in Limehouse

Limehouse offers a variety of residential accommodations, from period townhouses to modern developments, usually 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 within the same area. 

Limehouse Marina

Living in 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. Stepney Green and Mile End Tube stations connect to the District and Central lines. 

Limehouse has large open green spaces, including Stepney Green Park, Whitehorse Road Park, Kind Edward VII Memorial Park, St James’s Gardens and Ropemaker’s Fields. The high concentration of green areas means residents can access 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 London’s long canal networks via Regent’s Canal and the Limehouse Cut. 

Outdoor living and green space

Limehouse has some beautiful outdoor lifestyle prospects contributing to its uniquely tranquil feel. Limehouse Basin is a favourite spot among locals—perfect for a morning stroll and coffee canal-side. Alternatively, Mile End Park is a sprawling green space that locals and tourists love. 

Lifestyle and entertainment

When it concerns lifestyle and entertainment, Limehouse truly has something for everyone.  

For family friendly-friendly fun, Half Moon Theatre on White Horse Road is an east London institution putting on plays for all ages year-round, while Stepney City Farm provides a fantastic day out for animal lovers. 

Troxy is another favourite entertainment staple among the east London community. This Grade II listed art-deco music hall has hosted some of London’s best live music events, from Robbie Williams to London Grammar, Nick Cave, and Patti Smith.  

The restaurants in the area are world-class, including the likes of Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen, Kirvem, and local favourite, La Figa on Narrow Street.  

Living in Limehouse

How far is Limehouse from Canary Wharf? 
Under 20 minutes by foot, car, or public transport, getting to Canary Wharf from Limehouse is quick and easy. 

Are there good schools in the area? 
Yes. Limehouse and its surrounds are home to a variety of public and private schools, including Stepney Greencoat Church of England Primary School,  St Paul’s Way Secondary School, and Stephen Hawking School

What’s the average price of homes in Limehouse? 
As of late 2023, the average house price in Tower Hamlets, the borough where Limehouse is located, is £439,000, according to ONS


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Laura Banks

Sales manager, residential agency

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Laura Banks