A view over Limehouse Cut from Royal Quay flats priced from £250,000

A new scheme of 90 homes set behind original warehouse façades and overlooking Limehouse Cut have prices starting from £250,000.
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London’s extensive canal network continues to be unlocked by developers hungry for waterside locations close to  the action. 

Grand Union Canal is the main inland waterway in the capital. It comes in from the west, through Brentford and Paddington before joining up with Regent’s Canal, passing through Camden, King’s Cross and Shoreditch and running into the Thames at Limehouse.

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


Royal Quay
, overlooking Limehouse Cut, is a new scheme of 90 homes set behind original warehouse façades. Apartments feature exposed brickwork and high ceilings. Prices are from £250,000 —making these flats some of the best-value homes in London with waterside views. Call Regal Homes on 020 7328 7171.  Canalside homes in this part of London are cheaper because the old industrial landscape still lingers around, but it’s quiet, car-free and has transport links.

£305,000: flats at Lock Keepers in Bromley-by-Bow. Call 020 7922 7212

Bow Back Rivers, a four-mile network of derelict waterways largely unused since the Second World War, now forms part of the Olympic Park. The first stage of restoration is complete following a new lock and water control structure, which has returned the rivers to navigation, reviving water transport in the area for the first time in 50 years.


Apartments at Lock Keepers, a revitalised canal basin at Bromley-by-Bow, are available on a shared ownership basis. Shared ownership prices start at £106,750 for a 35 per cent share;  the full price is £305,000. Call 020 7922 7212.

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