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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

" 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

LimehousePlaistow 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

LimehousePlaistow 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

LimehousePlaistow 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

LimehousePlaistow 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

LimehousePlaistow 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

LimehousePlaistow 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

LimehousePlaistow 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

LimehousePlaistow 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

LimehousePlaistow 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