Located on the northern bank of the Thames, neighbouring Stepney Green to the west and Canary Wharf to the east, Limehouse is a thriving district within the London Borough of Tower Hamelets in the east end of London.
St Anne’s, Limehouse is one of several East End churches created St Anne’s Church by Nicholas Hawksmoor, who was Sir Christopher Wren’s most talented pupil. The church’s exterior has been fully restored, and the interior contains the Gray and Davison Great Exhibition of 1851 organ.
For a taste of rural life, Stepney City Farm has been running since 1979 when local residents, schools, churches and community groups were consulted and a small patch of land was secured for the farm’s use. Formerly known as the Stepping Stones Farm, the 4.2-acre Stepney City Farm runs several projects including a Community Growing Club, Saturday Craft Sessions and open volunteering sessions. The site has been through several incarnations since the 17th century.
Commercial Road is also home to some of the finest East End’s pubs, trying to recreate the feel of an authentic East End boozers. The George Tavern is a trendy, family run pub in the heart of East London. Once a reference point in the writing of Charles Dickens, Samuel Pepys and Geoffrey Chaucer, the Georgian building is now a hotbed for emerging artists, musicians and creatives. The George also hosts its own unique art gallery with monthly exhibitions.
A premier conferencing, exhibition, banqueting and live concert venue, the Troxy has undergone a recent upgrade but its original charm has been mercifully maintained. In its time the Troxy has been used for mainstream concerts, corporate dinner for up to 1,200 guests, fashion shows, beauty pageants, indoor sport, award shows, plays, conferences, exhibitions, film shoots, wedding receptions – even a spot of cage fighting. You also have to check out the Genesis Cinema, an absolute gem of an independent cinema, located up north in Stepney Green or alternatively head to Canary Wharf to see the latest films on one of Cineworld Canary Wharf’s multiple screens.
Our flats in Limehouse are all within close proximity to Limehouse (DLR) tube station which allows an easy commute to the city centre. Canary Wharf DLR station is just one stop away eastbound where you can have a great evening or weekend exploring the Isle of Dogs including shops, cinemas and restaurants. In the other direction, Bank station (DLR, Central Line, Northern Line and Waterloo & City Line) is just 5 minutes away by tube and will quickly connect you to the heart of the Capital. The area also has plenty of interconnecting buses including routes 15, 115, 135, D3 and 550 which will take you to the likes of Charing Cross, Aldgate and Bethnal Green.
Along Commercial Road there are several different supermarkets on offer which include a Sainsbury’s (next door to Troxy) and a Tesco Express store (slightly west of Regents Canal). Further to the east of Limehouse, Lidl and Tesco Frances Wharf express are two more options for your weekly shop. For a more immersive shopping experience simply head to Canary Wharf, one stop on the DLR, where you can splash your cash at One Canada Square shopping centre, find yourself stood in awe of the dazzling winter lights and then tingle your taste buds at one of the many nearby restaurants.