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Westferry

Working long hours doesn’t seem nearly so bad when you can walk home in 5 minutes. You can’t get much closer to Canary Wharf than Westferry, and the restaurants and cinema at West India Quay are right on your doorstep too.

Estate and letting agents Westferry

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.

Getting around

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.

Local amenities around Westferry

  • Dockmasters Indian Restaurant
  • Spice Merchants restaurant
  • 5b Urban Bar pub
  • Westferry Arms pub
  • St Anne's church
  • Cineworld
  • Museum of London Docklands
  • Limehouse Cut

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LimehouseWestferry 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

LimehouseWestferry 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

LimehouseWestferry 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

LimehouseWestferry 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

LimehouseWestferry 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

LimehouseWestferry 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

LimehouseWestferry 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

LimehouseWestferry 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

LimehouseWestferry 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

LimehouseWestferry 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