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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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" I had a nice experience renting a house with George. Since the first moment of viewing to signing the contract, he made it so easy. I can truly recommend him as an estate agent if you want to rent the property quickly. "

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" Marks professionalism, dedication and hard work on securing our property was outstanding. His ability to cut right to the important points and get business done efficiently is a great skill that people really need from their agent when looking for a property. The fact we both had the same designer socks on that day secured the deal but not sure how he did that :) Thanks for all your help it has been a pleasure dealing with you. "

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" Mark has been an excellent agent especially with regards to transitioning from sales to rental. His communication has been prompt, very reachable and always follows through to a good end. I would highly recommend and will continue with his services. "

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