Estate and letting agents Docklands

Canary Wharf is arguably one of the most exciting places to work in London, and the Docklands area is also a vibrant and interesting place to live, because it is continually growing and changing.

In a few short decades, the London Docklands have evolved from a largely featureless, post-industrial wasteland into a mixture of original dockers cottages, luxury riverside and dockside homes, towering skyscrapers, busy offices, vast retail spaces, acclaimed restaurants and packed bars. It doesn’t stop there though. Crossrail is due to open fully in 2018, drastically reducing journey times, most notably from Canary Wharf to Heathrow in under 40 minutes. Wood Wharf is also currently under way, which will vastly extend the Canary Wharf estate, adding over 3000 new homes, plus further office and retail space. The working population of Canary Wharf is currently over 100,000 and this is set to double over the next 20 years.

Fulfilling your lifestyle aspirations…

Crossrail is probably the most significant single thing to happen to the Docklands area since One Canada Square was built here in 1991. Surrounded by the waters of the North Dock of West India Quay, the new station, retail and park areas will be six storeys high and approximately the size of One Canada Square laid on its side. When the new trains finally start running in 2018 the journey time between Canary Wharf and Heathrow will suddenly improve very dramatically.

If all gyms were like the Canary Riverside Virgin Active Health Club and had views over the river from the swimming pool there probably wouldn’t be quite so many lapsed memberships.

Getting around

There are a number of DLR stations in the Docklands area, including West India Quay, Canary Wharf, Heron Quays, South Quay and Crossharbour. The Jubilee Line serves the area (the nearest Tube station is Canary Wharf), as do a number of bus routes, including the 135, 277, D3, D6, D7, D8, and N550.

Families will love

Located roughly in the centre of the Isle of Dogs on 32 acres of open countryside, Mudchute Park and Farm is one of Europe’s largest inner-city farms. Open 7 days a week and free to enter, the farm is home to over 100 animals, including a collection of British rare breeds. There is also an equestrian centre, a café serving home-cooked food and a variety of events and courses on offer.

Many good schools can be found throughout the area, including Bygrove Primary School, Canary Wharf College, Cyril Jackson Primary School and Manorfield Primary School. To discover properties within the catchment area, contact Franklyn James, sales and letting agents Docklands.

If you’re thinking of selling, letting, or using property management across the Docklands area, let us be frank, you need Franklyn James.

Docklands Office

60 Westferry Road London E14 8JE

020 7005 6080

Our favourite spots in and around Docklands:

The Ledger Building pub
Hubbub Cafe Bar
Smollenskys bar
Gaucho restaurant
Waitrose
The Barkantine Practice
Asda petrol station
Cineworld West India Quay
Arnhem Wharf primary school

What our clients say

“The proactive and friendly team at Franklyn James who dealt with my house move displayed a high level of professionalism and made the whole process as smooth as it could possibly be even during these difficult times. The regular updates and progress reports were very helpful.”

Sophie Levi

“Franklyn James have rented my properties for many years, and whilst I get approached from many other agencies, I wouldn't go anywhere else. My properties have pretty much zero void periods, rents are paid on time, and their property management team is tip top in terms of response times and service. I used other agencies in the E14 postcode prior to Franklyn James, and am glad I signed up with them (which is now over 10 years ago). The team have been both exceptional and supportive - Gary Atkins, Joanna Socko (who have been there forever - which is always a very good sign when you choose an agent). Bottom line, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Franklyn James. Great agency.”

Philip Pataky

“I had a nice experience renting a house with George. Since the first moment of viewing to signing the contract, he made it so easy. I can truly recommend him as an estate agent if you want to rent the property quickly.”

Adam Demkow

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Useful guides

If you haven’t used an Estate Agent before, or just need to refresh your memory on what happens next, this is where we provide a brief guide to each process. Whether you plan to sell, buy, let or rent, these guides should make the task a little easier.

The Frank Vendors' Guide

Selling your property

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The Frank Buyers' Guide

Buying a property

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The Frank Tenants' Guide

Renting a property

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The Frank Landlords' Guide

Letting your property

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