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Isle of Dogs

Referred to as ‘The Island’ by locals, framed by the Thames on three sides, and with a large City Farm in the middle, the Isle of Dogs is a fabulous mixture of docks, donkeys and ducks (but strangely not that many dogs).

Estate and letting agents Isle of Dogs

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

During its maritime past, the area was once a murky wasteland, but it has since been transformed into the second largest financial district in London. Although not really an island, the distinctive horseshoe shape of the Isle of Dogs is bounded by the Thames on three sides. You can find a variety of properties here, from luxury contemporary developments and warehouse conversions to Victorian terraces and town houses.

Fulfilling your lifestyle aspirations…

Set in a converted church, The Space is a performing arts centre that hosts a variety of events and performances, with an exciting programme of music, theatre, dance and comedy. They also offer weekly performance workshops for children and adults, as well as training in arts administration and technical theatre.

Being so close to so much water, there are plenty of water-related activities to try on what locals call ‘The Island’. One of the best places to start is the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre, where you can find accredited windsurfing, canoeing, sailing and powerboat training courses.


Located in the middle of the Isle of Dogs on 32 acres of countryside, Mudchute Park and Farm is one of Europe’s largest inner-city farms. Open 7 days a week and with no admission fee, 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 they regularly hold a variety of events and courses.

If you’re looking for somewhere special for weekend brunch, then why not visit Plateau? You can enjoy the views across Canary Wharf whilst you indulge in their menu of contemporary French cuisine. Coffee connoisseurs will enjoy a trip to Taylor St. at South Quay, where they curate some of the best coffees in the world, and also serve a selection of homemade cakes, artisan sandwiches and hot breakfasts.

Getting around

There are a number of DLR stations on the Isle of Dogs, including Canary Wharf, Heron Quays, South Quay, Crossharbour, Mudchute and Island Gardens. 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

There are two fascinating museums easily accessible from the Isle of Dogs. Explore London’s 2000 year history of trade with the rest of the world at the Museum of London Docklands. Equally, the whole family will enjoy the Museum of Childhood, home to exhibits of toys and games collected over the years.

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 Isle of Dogs.

Local amenities around Isle of Dogs

  • The Old Fire Station restaurant
  • Elephant Royale restaurant
  • The Space theatre
  • The Ferry House pub
  • The Gun pub
  • Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre
  • Mudchute Park and Farm
  • Greenwich foot tunnel

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DocklandsIsle of Dogs estate & letting agents - testimonial

" 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 - Lee Alter, Gary Atkins, Joanna Socko (who have been there forever (which is always a very good sign when you choose an agent). Additionally, Kweku Quagraine has been pretty immense managing my properties.
Bottom line, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Franklyn James. Great agency. "

Philip Pataky

DocklandsIsle of Dogs estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Gary is an excellent manager, who always helped with various issues that arise during the time we were renting through Franklyn James. We had several things that we wanted to change in the flat and Gary helped to communicate those to landlord and achieve the outcome that was satisfactory for both parties. During the final checkout and deposit return, Gary has quickly settled any remaining questions with the landlord and deposit monies were returned promptly. Thank you very much for all your help! "

Islam Utyagulov

DocklandsIsle of Dogs estate & letting agents - testimonial

" I purchased a property through Antony. Throughout the process, Antony was very accommodating and always went the extra mile to ensure I got what I needed. There were complications along the way (out of Franklyn James’ control) and Antony was calm and pragmatic and I can thankfully say kept everyone in the chain happy resulting in me obtaining my dream property. I’ve been in the property a week now and can honestly say Antony that it is even better than I remembered! Thank you so much 😊 "

Ross W

DocklandsIsle of Dogs estate & letting agents - testimonial

" My wife and I have been assisted by George; he has been very kind and helpful and managed to find a property matching what we were looking for and very quickly.

He has also been very available and arrange us a last minute viewing outside of his normal working hours.

We definitely recommend him! "

Lorenzo Manzoni

DocklandsIsle of Dogs estate & letting agents - testimonial

" We had the pleasure to work with George Ward from Franklyn James and we recommend him one hundred percent. George was extremely professional and helped us find and win the apartment that we were gunning for. He also was very patient with our endless number of queries and always answered them promptly with a smile. "

Malik Siddharth