Top 10 new build homes developments in Tower Hamlets

With its excellent location and diverse, vibrant culture, Tower Hamlets is a popular place to live and work in London. The borough is home to the ultra-modern luxury of Canary Wharf and the creative hub of Shoreditch. You’ll also find traditional east end neighbourhoods in Whitechapel, Poplar and more. Verified residents of Tower Hamlets have provided their reviews of living in the area, helping us to create our ranking of the best new build homes developments in Tower Hamlets.

Where is Tower Hamlets?

Tower Hamlets is an East London borough, stretching from the edge of the City of London to the west, all the way to Stratford at its northeast border. It encompasses Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs, as well as Bethnal Green, Shoreditch and many other popular areas to live and work. The majority of the borough sits within London Transport’s Zone 2.

Living in Tower Hamlets

Living in Tower Hamlets gives you a variety of choices unlike almost every other London borough. The area has seen plenty of regeneration and new build developments. It has emerged as one of the most popular places to live in the capital. This is thanks to its proximity to The City and Central London and its diverse communities that cater for any lifestyle or budget.

Shoreditch is one of Tower Hamlets’ true success stories. It’s emerged in the last two decades as a centre of cool in the capital. With its famous Boxpark shopping centre, wealth of restaurants, bars, music venues and independent cafés, Shoreditch is a lively and thriving community. Nearby Brick Lane is still the go-to place in the capital if you’ve got a hankering for a curry.

Even though the borough has developed rapidly in recent decades, Tower Hamlets can still provide a genuine slice of the East End. Bethnal Green, Whitechapel, Stepney Green and Limehouse combine the traditions of London life with diverse, modern living. The borough provides a choice of traditional markets and modern, artisanal vendors and retailers. Tower Hamlets continues to respect London’s heritage while reflecting the young, creative groups who have chosen to make it home.

The borough is also home to Canary Wharf, the capital’s modern centre of finance and commerce. With its wealth of modern developments, the area offers a slice of luxury living alongside London’s historic docklands. The site is home to some of the world’s biggest banks and financial institutions.

How much does it cost to buy in Tower Hamlets?

According to Zoopla, Tower Hamlets’ average property price in the 12 months to April 2022 was £537,000. This is far below the London average of £715,000, which only further emphasises Tower Hamlets as having something for everyone. Flats in the borough are similar to the London average price. This is perhaps influenced by the wealth of luxury new builds in Canary Wharf. However, you can pick up a terraced or semi-detached house in Tower Hamlets for more than 10% less than the London average price.

Top 10 new build homes developments in Tower Hamlets

If you’re looking for authentic London life, with excellent connections to central areas and affordable prices, Tower Hamlets could be the place for you. Take a look at what Tower Hamlets has to offer by checking out our top 10 new build developments in the borough below. The rankings are based on the ratings given by verified reviewers on HomeViews, and nothing else.

*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how many reviews a scheme has and how recently those reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. Buildings with a larger number of more recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.

4.92 (26 reviews)
4.92 (26 reviews)

In first place is Canary Wharf’s ever-popular 8 Water Street. This rental-only development comprises 174 apartments, with a landscaped private garden for residents to enjoy. The gardens overlook the South Dock and the quiet boardwalks and floating pavilions of Water Square. The development also boasts an expansive roof terrace, the largest outdoor space in the Vertus portfolio.

Read reviews and details of 8 Water Street, E14

4.70 (27 reviews)
4.70 (27 reviews)

Second place in our Tower Hamlets ranking is this Vertus rental-only development of 636 apartments in the heart of Canary Wharf. Residents can choose from views across Canary Wharf, or the Thames and the City. Private resident amenities include a gym, a lounge, a terrace and a children’s play area.

Read reviews and details of Newfoundland, E14

Third place is taken by Ten Park Drive, a contemporary development by Canary Wharf Group. It’s situated in the heart of Canary Wharf and comprises just under 350 apartments. Configurations include studios, one, two and three-bedroom units. Transport links come courtesy of Canary Wharf station (for Jubilee line and DLR services), along with nearby Heron Quays.

Read reviews and details of Ten Park Drive, E14

Fourth spot is occupied by Bethnal Green’s Dressage Court. There are 104 rental-only one, two and three-bedroom apartments in this development by Essential Living. It offers easy access to Bethnal Green’s tube and rail stations, with views towards the City and Canary Wharf. In addition, residents can access a 24-hour on-site team along with shared spaces that are free for all residents to enjoy.

Read reviews and details of Dressage Court, E2

In fifth place is 10 George Street. This rental-only development rises 37 storeys above Canary Wharf’s new district, Wood Wharf, and comprises 327 apartments overlooking waterside gardens and boardwalks below. In addition, residents have exclusive access to ‘Club Vertus’, with its 24/7 gym studio, self-service bar, private dining room and lounge which opens out onto a large, south-facing terrace. The 24-hour concierge is available to sign for parcels, arrange for dry cleaning and welcome you home.

Read reviews and details of 10 George Street, E14

4.64 (100 reviews)
4.64 (100 reviews)

Sixth place is taken by Greystar’s Sailmakers, a Build to Rent scheme, comprising 327 units. It is within the mixed-use Galliard Homes development, Harbour Central. The site is situated on the Isle of Dogs close to the River Thames, and less than a 10-minute walk from the heart of Canary Wharf. In addition, transport links come courtesy of nearby South Quay DLR and Canary Wharf’s DLR and Underground services. Residents enjoy fast and frequent connections to the likes of Bank and Monument.

Read reviews and details of Sailmakers, E14

In seventh is Wardian London, a unique residential development from EcoWorld and Ballymore. The development offers apartments from studios to penthouses, and benefits from proximity to Canary Wharf’s Jubilee line, DLR, and London City Airport. Furthermore, residents have access to a cinema, a pool and a gym, as well as other facilities.

Read reviews and details of Wardian London, E14

Eighth is occupied by South Quay Plaza, a Berkeley development, featuring luxury apartments designed by leading architects, Foster & Partners. Studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments are available at this development, which is located just moments from the heart of Canary Wharf. The site is a five-minute walk from the South Quay DLR station, Canary Wharf Underground station and the forthcoming Elizabeth line.

Read reviews and details of South Quay Plaza, E14

Fizzy Stepney Green has a prime setting in E1 and is situated very close to Stepney Green Underground and Queen Mary’s University. There are one, two and three-bedroom apartments here, managed by Greystar, with residents praising its excellent on-site management team.

Read reviews and details of Fizzy Stepney Green, E1

Rounding off the top 10 of new builds homes developments in Tower Hamlets is The Silk District. Managed by L&Q, the development offers one, two and three-bedroom apartments, plus studios. It is located close to Whitechapel’s London Underground and London Overground stations. It’s also within walking distance of Shoreditch and Brick Lane.

Read reviews and details of The Silk District, E1

Are you keen to find out more about living in Tower Hamlets? If so, take a look at our dedicated area guide below. The guide includes more detail on living and working in this diverse borough, with information on the best new build developments to buy and rent across Tower Hamlets.

Diverse, vibrant and with its finger well and truly on the pulse – that’s London’s Tower Hamlets. It’s what we like to call the Selfridges of the capital’s boroughs, in that it truly offers something for everyone. Art lover? Foodie? Or Fitness fanatic? Read Read more about Tower Hamlets

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