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Royal Docks

If there was a remake of ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ they could set it here. Plus, then it could have yachts and a cable car in it as well. Nowadays the home of London City Airport, Royal Docks has been all about transport since it was built in the late 19th century.

Estate and letting agents Royal Docks

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 Royal Docks area, let us be frank, you need Franklyn James.

Royal Docks, encompassing Royal Victoria Dock, Royal Albert Dock and King George V Dock, sits within the London Borough of Newham in the London Docklands. Stretching along four kilometres, these docks used to be largest enclosed docks anywhere in the world.

In more recent times, the Docklands area has benefitted from a huge amount of regeneration and development, and is now a vibrant, modern and exciting place to live and work. Royal Docks is a prime example of an area proud of its historic past, but enthusiastically embracing the new, to create a special and unique community.

Fulfilling your lifestyle dreams…

As regeneration continues apace in the Docklands area, new bars, restaurants and venues are popping up all the time, and the Docklands calendar gets ever busier. For food lovers, a street food market comes to Royal Victoria Dock every winter. From the end of November right up until Christmas, there are food stalls piled high with festive treats and lots of delicious food and drink to warm you through.

If you have an afternoon to spare, why not wander along The Line sculpture trail which runs from the O2 to the Olympic Park. Here you can take in works by Martin Creed, Damien Hirst and Gary Hume, amongst other renowned artists.

 

Getting around

Royal Docks has the unique transport option of the new Emirates Air Line suspended across the Thames. As well as getting you to where you need to be, you’ll also be treated to an exciting ride and some of the most spectacular views of historic London.

Royal Victoria DLR station (Zone 3) has good links to the Overground and Underground networks, with Canning Town Tube stop close by, from where you can get to London Bridge in around 11 minutes. The Royal Docks area is also home to London City Airport, for great flights to a range of European and UK cities. Buses serving the Royal Docks include the 241, 541 and 551.

Families will love

There are a range of attractions to suit all ages in the Royal Docks area, and unsurprisingly a large number of them are water-based. At the London Watersports Centre you can try your hand at rowing, sailing, kayaking and more, whilst WakeUp Docklands is London’s top wake boarding centre. Urban beach pops up every summer, treating you to a bit of coastal cheer in the city, with hundreds of tonnes of sand transforming part of the Docks into London’s biggest beach.

There are a number of good primary schools in Royal Docks including St Joachim’s Catholic Primary School, Britannia Village Primary School and Hallsville Primary School. Local secondary schools include Brampton Manor Academy and Saint Mary Magdalene Church of England All Through School. To discover properties within the catchment area, contact Franklyn James, sales and letting agents Royal Docks.

 

Local amenities around Royal Docks

  • Yi-Ban restaurant
  • Lands End restaurant
  • Sunborn Yacht Hotel
  • ExCel London
  • WakeUp Docklands
  • London Watersports Centre
  • Emirates Air Line
  • London City Airport

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DocklandsRoyal Docks 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

DocklandsRoyal Docks 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

DocklandsRoyal Docks 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

DocklandsRoyal Docks 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

DocklandsRoyal Docks 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

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