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Limehouse

The history of Limehouse is rich, varied and significant in many ways. The name ‘Limehouse’ finds its origins in the fourteenth century lime kilns built in the area which produced quick lime for building mortar.

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At Franklyn James we believe in no half measures, we are transparent in how we do business, committed to achieving your goals, and we take pride in every element of our work. If you’re thinking of selling, letting, or using property management across the Limehouse area, let us be frank, you need Franklyn James.

The fourteenth century lime kiln industry in Limehouse was later followed by pottery making in the seventeenth century and a number of the converted warehouses along Narrow Street were once the site of pottery and porcelain manufacture. Limehouse was the original Chinatown in the late nineteenth century and a place of inspiration for both Conan Doyle and Dickens. Ships have been built here, the first people to travel to Australia left from Limehouse and ale has been brewed and exported to India from this short stretch of the Thames.

Nowadays, the area is largely residential and affluent, the industry having moved further east long ago, and well-known residents include Lord Owen, Stephen Berkoff and Sir Ian McKellen. Limehouse may have had many different identities, but centuries-old pubs, original cobbled streets and mid nineteenth century railway arches do remain, if you know where to look for them.

Fulfilling your lifestyle aspirations…

Opened in 1989, Limehouse Gallery is an exhibition space with an adjoining workshop; ‘Bronze Age Sculpture Foundry’. The pieces are frequently updated and are limited edition, predominantly bronze sculptures, available to purchase. Overlooking the basin, Limehouse Marina Elite Health Club combines cutting-edge health and fitness facilities, group classes and a luxury environment in which to relax.

 

Getting around

Limehouse has both a National Rail station and a DLR station. Limehouse DLR station is in Zone 2, and is just 5 minutes from Canary Wharf DLR station, with connections to the Underground network, 1 minute from Westferry DLR station, and around 11 minutes from London Bridge. Buses serving Limehouse include routes 15, 115, 135, D3, N15, N550 and N551 (night buses).

Families will love

Built over the Limehouse Link Tunnel, Barleycorn Park is the site of the annual Limefest summer fete and it includes a children’s play area, bandstand and a bridge over the Regent’s Canal. Located on Three Colt Street, Around Poplar Children’s Centre offers a wide range of activities for local families with children under five, including Gymboree, story and rhyme sessions and trips to local places of interest.

There are a number of good local primary schools, including Cyril Jackson Primary School, Bygrove Primary School and Sir William Burrough Primary School. Local secondary schools include St Paul’s Way Trust School, the Beatrice Tate School, Sir John Cass’s Foundation and Redcoat Church of England Secondary School. To discover properties within the catchment area, contact Franklyn James, sales and letting agents Limehouse.

Local amenities around Limehouse

  • The Straight and Narrow bar
  • The Narrow gastropub
  • The Grapes pub
  • La Figa restaurant
  • Tesco Express
  • Riverside Convenience Store
  • Soleil dry cleaners
  • Cyril Jackson Primary School
  • Our Lady Roman Catholic Primary School
  • Barleycorn Park

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LimehouseLimehouse estate & letting agents - testimonial

" I would like to express a note of thanks for Lee Alter. I am very pleased with all the work he has done. I highly recommend working with Lee, as he always answers emails on time, offers the best possible solutions, very kind and lovely person (which is very important quality for the time of job he does), knows well what is going on the market, very professional and has advanced knowledge in the time of work he does. Many thanks! "

Natalia KalenovaJuly, 2017

LimehouseLimehouse estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Tristan and Lee on the letting side were brilliant. Knowledgeable, responsive and going above and beyond what I expected to get my property listed and let in a rapid timeframe, for the asking price.

I have confidence in the on-going management of my property under the direction of Gary given my experience with the firm so far. "

Nick DeakinMay, 2017

LimehouseLimehouse estate & letting agents - testimonial

" David is hands down the most professional agent I've ever dealt with. I've had the pleasure of working with him on quite a few transactions over the years. Most recently David helped us complete a sale in a fairly complicated chain and in a challenging market and I am certain that it would have broken down if it weren't for his involvement. Thanks again David "

GregJune, 2017

LimehouseLimehouse estate & letting agents - testimonial

" David was proactive and found us a great buyer within 2 days. I would highly recommend. Testament to this he also sold us the property originally! "

WatergardensMarch, 2017

LimehouseLimehouse estate & letting agents - testimonial

" ...we instructed Franklyn James to handle the letting and management of our flat following my meeting with Lee Alter. He arrived on time in order to view the flat and gave an honest opinion as to what to expect. His enthusiasm, knowledge and good communications are the reason why he was able to achieve a let within days. Very professional "

Mrs WhiteFebruary, 2017

LimehouseLimehouse estate & letting agents - testimonial

" We retained Franklyn James to sell our flat after arranging a few valuations as we found them to be proactive and enthusiastic and they didn't disappoint. Our buyer ended up in a more complex situation than anticipated which put the chain at risk but their professionalism and thoroughness kept everything calm and all eventually went through as planned. David and Jason were both lovely chaps to work with and kept us up-to-date with everything that was going on. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. "

Lisa CJanuary, 2017