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 Westferry area, let us be frank, you need Franklyn James.
Westferry is found to the east of the Limehouse area of East London, so called because its lime kilns were used to manufacture pottery products for the ships moored at the docks. Limehouse Basin marks the start of the Regent’s Canal which heads west into North London, and the Limehouse Cut canal which travels east to the Olympic Park. The area also boasts the highest church clock in London, which can be found at the Grade I Listed maritime church, St Anne’s Limehouse, built in the 18th century and designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor. Look out for the White Ensign flying from its flagpole, which is usually only flown by the Royal Navy.
Historically, Westferry was the original Chinatown in London, and was renowned for opium dens and elicit gambling haunts. Nowadays, the Docklands regeneration that began in the 1980s has seen the area transformed into a more fashionable and more business-oriented place to live.
Fulfilling your lifestyle aspirations…
For an evening beverage with a side order of history, drop into The Grapes on Narrow Street, an historic public house that features in Charles Dickens’ novel Our Mutual Friend. The fish restaurant upstairs is pretty impressive too, and its fish and chips has frequently been cited as one of the best in London.
Other notable eateries in the area include Gordon Ramsey’s gastropub The Narrow, which offers a modern British menu, a wide range of real ales and spectacular river views.
Westferry DLR station is in Zone 2, and is just 3 minutes from Canary Wharf DLR station, with connections to the Underground network, 1 minute from Limehouse DLR station and the National Rail network, and around 11 minutes from London Bridge. Buses serving Westferry include the 135, 277, D3, D7, D8 and N550.
Families will love
For a fun family day out take a trip to the Museum of London Docklands on Hertsmere Road, where you can get a real sense of the history of this intriguing part of London. Also on the same road, The Dockmasters House is a fantastic listed Georgian building, and now a great Indian restaurant. Paths along the riverside can be relied upon to reveal other historic warehouses and maritime buildings, allowing you to continue your walk through history.
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 Westferry.
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Contact our Limehouse office if you are looking to buy or sell in this area.
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" Great service, kind and fast responder. Glad to have done businesses with him! He helped us going beyond his duties. "
" 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
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Friendly and professional team at Limehouse. Lee, Tristan and Gary Provided information promptly and addressed any queries swiftly. Would recommend. "
D JohnsonOctober, 2017
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "