Canalside flats in Poplar: new warehouse-style homes in quiet, car-free east London neighbourhood popular with developers

London’s extensive canal network continues to be unlocked by developers.

Often canalside homes are cheaper because of the still-visible industrial legacy, but they are quiet, car-free and well-connected places to live.

Towpaths are being upgraded and more leisure uses encouraged.

Grand Union Canal is the main constructed waterway in the capital.

It comes in from the west, through Brentford and Paddington before joining Regent’s Canal, passing through Camden, King’s Cross and Shoreditch and running into the Thames at Limehouse.

Here, Limehouse Cut, London’s oldest canal, spins off, heading north-east through Bow and Stratford and on to to Hackney Marshes and Walthamstow.

Explorer’s Wharf overlooks Limehouse Cut at Poplar. The 184 warehouse-style flats come with either a projecting or inset balcony.

Residents can relax in the podium gardens between the blocks.

From £365,000 to £565,000. Call Bellway on 020 8131 7898.



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