Estate and letting agents 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.

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.

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

Limehouse Office

29 Narrow Street London E14 8DP

020 7791 1777

Our favourite spots in and around Limehouse:

  • Barleycorn Park
  • 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

What our clients say

“I've inquired about 10 properties at this point, and Vanessa has been by far the best agent I've worked with. I really appreciate her responsiveness, help getting answers to our questions, and overall attitude, I wish all agents were more like her, so thank you for all your help so far!”

Noah Levenson

“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

“Marks professionalism, dedication and hard work on securing our property was outstanding. His ability to cut right to the important points and get business done efficiently is a great skill that people really need from their agent when looking for a property. The fact we both had the same designer socks on that day secured the deal but not sure how he did that :) Thanks for all your help it has been a pleasure dealing with you.”

Alan Quinn-Byrne

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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.

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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 Buyers' Guide

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The Frank Tenants' Guide

Renting a property

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Letting your property

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