This historic region of east London was rejuvenated by the 2012 London Olympics and has become a favourite for investors and house-hunters alike.
As with many areas of east London the Olympics in 2012 did a lot to encourage the urban development, or rather, re-development of the Bow region. At the turn of the millennium, Bow retained a mixed reputation as an ideally located (Bow sits almost equidistant from Canary Wharf, Stratford and the City), yet somewhat undesirable area. A lot of council housing and the rather industrial feel of the area had kept many away.
However in the intervening years Bow has seen extensive urban re-generation, with regions such as Roman Road receiving special attention, resulting in a steady influx of students looking to rent apartments and now young professionals looking to buy their first houses in E3.
Many buyers are drawn to the period housing available in the area, whilst renters acknowledge that despite steady increases over recent years, rates tend to be cheaper here than in other comparable areas of London.
In terms of amenities in the area, Bow functions as a thoroughfare between the east end and the rest of London, as such it offers a wide variety of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants and whilst it may not suit those looking for bars and clubs on their doorstep, late buses run to and from trendy Shoreditch nightly. Victoria Park is also located in Bow and offers wide playing fields, wonderfully landscaped garden areas and water features for those looking to take a stroll or get a bit of exercise.
There is a plethora of transport options available for those living in the Bow area: Bow Road tube station offers access to Hammersmith & City and the District Line, whilst Mile End station serves both of those in addition to the Central and Circle lines, finally Bow Church DLR station offers an easy route to both City Airport and Bank. Bus stops are dotted along Bow Road and those that prefer to drive can make it to the Blackwall Tunnel and the rest of the M25 in under 10 minutes.
If you are looking to buy or rent property in Bow, or indeed if you would like to take advantage of the burgeoning demand for rental properties in E3 and would like information on any buy to let investment opportunities, then please don’t hesitate to contact our expert team of sales and lettings agents via the contact details below.
Tel: 0203 7637 123