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What is the first thing you think of when someone mentions Bow? Is it Bow Bells and the home of the Cockney, or the (sometimes grisly) history of the area, or is it the Olympic legacy and widespread regeneration?

Estate and letting agents Bow

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 Bow area, let us be frank, you need Franklyn James.

Bow has not lost its industrial edge, but the factories which once made dog biscuits and jam are now loft-style apartments with on-site restaurants and leisure facilities. As a direct result of the 2012 Olympics, Bow has really blossomed, and now, as well as Georgian town houses, Bow offers new waterside homes and gorgeous green spaces. Instantly recognisable by their large, grid-pattern windows, columns and flat, symmetrical facades, Georgian houses struggle to look anything but solid and serious. Georgian architecture dominated for over a century from 1720, and there are some superb examples of Georgian housing in and around Bow, particularly in the area just off Roman Road. The area lying to the north of Victoria Park, known as Victoria Park Village, includes some very smart Georgian terraces, and also a number of atmospheric pubs, busy restaurants and plenty of independent shops, making it well worth a visit.

Fulfilling your lifestyle aspirations…

There really isn’t a bad time to visit Brick Lane – vintage clothes shops and galleries on weekdays, Brick Lane Market on Sunday, bars and restaurants in the evening and street art 24/7 – to quote Madness: “There’s always something happening and it’s usually quite loud”.


Trying a camel burger at Greedy Cow in Bow might not be ideal for a first date, when you have lots of other things to worry about, but “My camel burger is delicious, how’s your kangaroo?” would certainly be an original icebreaker. In terms of sophisticated cooking, burgers don’t often feature on Masterchef, but you know you’re not going to need to make toast an hour after eating one. Plus, Greedy Cow undersells itself: they don’t just serve run-of-the-mill burgers and steaks. There are Jamaican burgers, Chinese burgers, fillet steak and no end of tasty toppings and sauces. Furthermore, with all desserts made freshly on the premises, even the worst first date could be guaranteed a sweet ending.

Getting around

Mile End station is on the Central Line and is just a few stops from Bank station, or the Olympic Park and Westfield are on the doorstep in nearby Stratford, accessible by DLR from Bow Church station. Bus routes around Bow include the 25, 205, 425 and N205 (night bus).

Families will love

Opened in 1845, Victoria Park is London’s oldest public park and over the last 170 years it has provided millions of Londoners and visitors with space in which to relax, play sports and enjoy walks around the canals and lakes. Or, step back even further in time at London Fields. Still classified as common land, rather than a park, and now covering around one third of its original size, London Fields dates back to at least 1540 when it was used by drovers to graze livestock before taking them to market at Smithfield.

There are plenty of good schools around the Bow area, such as Park Primary School, St. Francis RC Primary School and School 21, which offers both primary and secondary education. To discover properties within the catchment area, contact Franklyn James, sales and letting agents Bow.

Local amenities around Bow

  • Coborn Arms pub
  • New Globe bar
  • Gardiners Sandwich Shop
  • Mighty Bite cafe
  • Nandos
  • Tesco
  • Texaco petrol station
  • Wellington Primary School

Our local office

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LimehouseBow estate & letting agents - testimonial

" David was a pleasure to deal with. He was open and honest throughout the purchase process and managed expectations well. I'd be happy to sell with him when the time comes to move on. "

MarkMay, 2018

LimehouseBow estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Great service for very friendly staff throughout the initial process. Lee was very helpful in negotiating between the landlord and us (tenant) and offered good advice. Was very responsive throughout the agreement process. After sign-on, Hilary was our property manager who has been very helpful with any queries and issues we had, being also very responsive (even responding during late evening and weekend queries).
Could not ask for better service! "

Pam & JasonMay, 2018

LimehouseBow estate & letting agents - testimonial

" It has been a complete pleasure renting our property from Franklyn James and Dovile. Dovile is always quick to reply to any queries we have and is extremely helpful. She is very open and honest so provides all the information you need to know about a property. The whole experience of renting was stress free with her help. "

EmilyMay, 2018

LimehouseBow estate & letting agents - testimonial

" In one word "Perfection". Dovile's services were second to none.
From day one she was happy to help with any query of ours. She was literally always there throughout the whole renting process. Not only did she contributed for the whole process to run as smooth as possible but also she always had a smile on her face which is vital for customer satisfaction.

Cheers Dovile!!! "

George/EleniApril, 2018

LimehouseBow estate & letting agents - testimonial

" We previously had our property with another agent for some time, and failed to find the right tennants. We moved to Franklyn James and Dovile immediately had viewings happening, she gave us great (timely) feedback and within a couple of weeks we had tenants moving in. This is our first time renting out a property so Dovile was able to help and advise on what needed to happen and when. Dovile was excellent from start to finish and working with Franklyn James has been very easy indeed. I would definitely recommend them, and especially Dovile. "

MikeApril, 2018

LimehouseBow estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Dovile has been very helpful and happy to answer any questions. The service I received is professional and efficient. Highly recommend! "

LilyApril, 2018

LimehouseBow estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Kylie and I cannot thank you enough for the level of service, help and support you have given us over the last 6 months. I really can't begin to say how much we appreciate yours and Antony's help. It was so nice to have an agent we could connect with on a personal level as well as a business one. Wishing you and your family all the best for the future. "

JakeFebruary, 2018

LimehouseBow estate & letting agents - testimonial

" David has provided great support throughout the whole process of selling our flat from the outset with his understanding of the local area and market conditions through to coordination with all parties at each stage and keeping us fully informed. I would certainly recommend David and Anthony at Franklyn James to anyone seeking a thoroughly professional and supportive service. "

LimehouseFebruary, 2018

LimehouseBow estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Dovile was Excellent.
Booked a viewing with her towards the end of December, she made every effort to work around my busy work schedule, unlike other estate agents she actually turned up and was knowledgeable about the property she was showing. She would pick up calls after hours and during her day off to answer any question I had.
She made this whole process very enjoyable and by end of January I had moved into my new flat. "

Miss JohnsonJanuary, 2018

LimehouseBow estate & letting agents - testimonial

" David has been amazing and completely professional in our first property purchase. We wanted to see the property a number of times before deciding and he has been so accommodating. David is/was very easy to reach and always contactable for any questions throughout the whole process. David is probably the most patient and down to earth estate agent I've met - Thank you David! I would recommend to anyone. "

RachelleJanuary, 2018