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Plaistow

Close enough to Stratford to benefit from the 2012 Olympics legacy and served by two major Tube lines, Plaistow is starting to show real potential, so watch this space…

Estate and letting agents Plaistow

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 in the Plaistow area, let us be frank, you need Franklyn James.

This urban area in the Borough of Newham, should definitely be on the radar of young families, as the area’s great schools and attractive house prices make moving east really worthwhile. One of the most untouched markets in the capital, house prices are starting to rise, due to its location on the fringes of the city, the proximity to Stratford amenities, and the presence of some excellent schools. This means buying in the area offers a brilliant investment opportunity for young families, and you get a lot of space for your money if renting in the area.

Plaistow was heavily bombed during the Blitz and had to be rebuilt, so you’ll find plenty of 60s and 70s developments here. The area is very residential, dominated by two and three-bedroom Victorian terraces, and a large number of housing estates. The true East End of London, Plaistow has one of the most diverse communities in London. Now that the 2012 Olympics are over, attention is shifting away from Stratford to its less well-known neighbour, and regeneration isn’t far off. The Peabody housing association has redeveloped the site of the former Plaistow Hospital, offering a number of shared-ownership and affordable homes.

Fulfilling your lifestyle aspirations…

There are plenty of places in Plaistow to eat and drink. If you pop into The Black Lion, a popular local pub, and one of the oldest landmarks in the area, you just might run into a West Ham player – although perhaps not directly before match day! Another popular bar is Arch1, which hosts excellent comedy and live music nights. There are also lots of fantastic Indian restaurants in the area.

Start the weekend with a proper breakfast at popular local spot Casey’s Diner, then perhaps walk over to Upton Park, the old West Ham football ground. Check out Queen’s Market, a proper East End treasure where you can purchase an impressive range of fruit, veg, meat and fish. Your walk might then take you along the Greenway walking and cycling route, to Stratford and the new Olympic Park.

Barking Road offers good basic shopping facilities and Green Street caters largely to ethnic communities, whilst Westfield Stratford is within very easy reach for high street retailers . There are a number of nearby recreation grounds including Plaistow Park which is great for outdoor running, whilst the Balaam Leisure Centre on Balaam Street houses a large gym, pool and dance studio.

Getting around

Plaistow, in Zone 3, is very well connected, with two stations, Plaistow and Upton Park, on the District and Hammersmith & City Lines, which can get you to the City in less than 20 minutes. The recent arrival of the Jubilee Line has further improved Plaistow transport links. Buses servicing the area include the 69, 241, 262, 325 and 473.

Families will love

For a family day out, you can’t beat Newham City Farm. Opened in 1977, it is one of London’s largest and oldest city farms, housing both farmyard favourites and more unusual animals, including alpacas and birds of prey.

There are lots of excellent schools in Plaistow including Plaistow Primary, Kaizen Primary, and Curwen Primary. In terms of secondary schools, there is St Bonaventure’s RC School and School 21 in Stratford. To discover properties within the catchment area, contact Franklyn James, sales and letting agents Plaistow.

Local amenities around Plaistow

  • Casey's Diner
  • The Black Lion pub
  • Boleyn Tavern pub
  • Arch1 bar
  • Balaam Leisure Centre
  • Low Hall Children's Centre
  • Queen's Market
  • Upton Park
  • Plaistow Town Forest

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LimehousePlaistow estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Great service, kind and fast responder. Glad to have done businesses with him! He helped us going beyond his duties. "

LuisDecember, 2017

LimehousePlaistow estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Recently sold our flat through Frankly James. Had a very positive experience and found them to be exceptionally professional throughout.

We had four different agents give us valuations - which differed hugely between high and low. Antony provided our valuation on behalf of Franklyn James and impressed not just with accuracy and justification of his assessment but also with the amount of homework he'd done - including pulling out the previous particulars from when we bought it, something which the agency which actually sold it to us had not.

After a further discussion we agreed on a price at which we would market and a level which we were aiming for. Throughout the process we were kept well informed of viewings and given good feedback. It didn't take long to get an offer which we were happy to accept though, as were agreed within two weeks.

David and Antony did a good job of nudging the sale along as the lawyers were doing their work and ensuring any sticking points got dealt with promptly, meaning we exchanged a mere 6 weeks after the offer was accepted - pretty quick for a leasehold property.

Would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to sell in the area. "

Rob McLeodNovember, 2017

LimehousePlaistow estate & letting agents - testimonial

" A very good Estate Agent. Found David to be professional throughout the buying process, sticks to his words and happy to resolve issues when needed. David is also easy to reach and always contactable. Would recommend David to friends, colleagues etc. "

JNovember, 2017

LimehousePlaistow estate & letting agents - testimonial

" I found David to be one of the best agents that I have used. He was always contactable and responded quickly to any questions without the need to be chased. He was also very helpful and patient with me while I decided on a property. Would certainly recommend David and use him again. "

TerryNovember, 2017

LimehousePlaistow estate & letting agents - testimonial

" David is just fantastic, very proactive and responsive. We took a bit of time deciding on the property and asked to see it several times. David was always very accomodating and happy to schedule the viewings for us at the most suitable time. During the buying process everything was just perfect. We never had to chase. We both highly reccommend David and will use his help again. "

AlonaOctober, 2017

LimehousePlaistow estate & letting agents - testimonial

" The team at Franklyn James has been very professional and proactive. Lee was particularly helpful and always responded very promptly whenever we had any queries, which made our lives less stressful! A very satisfying experience overall in renting our flat. "

IonianOctober, 2017

LimehousePlaistow estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Friendly and professional team at Limehouse. Lee, Tristan and Gary Provided information promptly and addressed any queries swiftly. Would recommend. "

D JohnsonOctober, 2017

LimehousePlaistow estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Lee is really professional with quick response from beginning to the end and frequently provides advice wholeheartedly. I appreciate his assistance and the renting experience with his assistance is impressive and unforgettable. "

LSeptember, 2017

LimehousePlaistow estate & letting agents - testimonial

" We had an amazing experience with Franklyn James, and especially with Tristan and Gary, who supported us from the flat searching to the handover of the keys to our new flat.
Tristan was amazingly helpful with us, we had tons of questions about our prospective flat and he patiently answered all of our queries. He also followed our referencing process closely, so that this went through as quickly as possible. We couldn't have had a better experience!
Gary helped us through the signing of the contract and handover of the keys and we couldn't be more satisfied with the service we received.
We would definitely recommend Franklyn James to all prospective tenants, they are a extremely helpful, professional, caring and super efficient. "

LIndaSeptember, 2017

LimehousePlaistow estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Franklyn James did an excellent job letting out my flat in Limehouse. I had previously used Foxtons but I feel their standard have dropped recently and think this is likely because they do not have an office which focuses exclusively on the Limehouse area. Franklyn James do and it shows as they really seem to understand the area and the value proposition of my property.

It is also worth noting that the level of service they provide is very high, both from the Sales team but also Property Management and Accounts Management. Swift and accurate responses at all times. "

BenSeptember, 2017