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Nestled squarely between Mile End Park and Stratford Olympic Park, Bow is as East London as they come. Mythologised by cockneys and revered by a new wave of movers and shakers, this little area with its gritty high-rises and historical buildings has become a hive of creativity.
And you’ll find Peach Properties smack-bang in the middle of the buzz, making property dreams come true. We’ve been independent sales and letting agents for over 15 years and know everything there is to know about residential and commercial property in this area.
From Georgian townhouses on leafy Tredegar Square to above-shop apartments on Roman Road, we can help you get that ‘home sweet home’ feeling. And we’ll even share our tips for local coffee spots and after-work haunts.
Did you know that City AM newspaper reported that Bow has a higher proportion of local residents investing in buy-to-let properties than in other areas?
And because of our local know-how, we can not only help you turn your property dreams into reality but also share tips on where to find the best coffee, who to go to if you need an extra set of keys cutting and, of course, where to find the best curry in nearby Brick Lane.
As a leading Bow estate agent with a range of property for sale – from Georgian townhouses on leafy Tredegar Square to above-shop apartments on Roman Road or the growing number of new-build schemes – we believe this part of the East End is one of the best areas of the capital to experience the best that London has to offer.
Before we shout about what Bow has to offer, we’d like to clear up some confusion about Bow bells. Many people think that you have to be born within the sound of Bow Church’s bells to be a true cockney, but in fact they are the bells of St-Mary-le-Bow in the City.
Compared with über-trendy Shoreditch (where peach Properties also operates), residential and commercial property in Bow remains relatively affordable.
But it is still in Zone 2 and served by excellent transport links. Bow Road Tube serves both the Hammersmith & City and District lines, while nearby Mile End Tube has those plus the Central and Circle lines connecting to central London. Bow Church DLR also gets you to Canary Wharf, Greenwich and Stratford.
There’s a plethora of buses, with stops dotted along the stretch of Bow Road. A mere 10-minute drive to Blackwall Tunnel means you can easily jump onto the M25 too, linking you to the rest of the southeast and beyond.
Bustling Bow Road provides E3’s multicultural community, which includes Queen Mary University of London students, with a range of local shops.
Roman Road is also a hive of activity, with a market on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays offering clothes, accessories, furniture and food.
Local pubs, rather than trendy bars, are easy to find in Bow. And for those who prefer to eat and drink, The Greedy Cow and The Morgan Arms (one of the best gastro pubs in east London that serves a mean Sunday roast) are ever-popular, while The Lord Tredegar on Lichfield Road has a pretty courtyard garden along with a gourmet menu.
A walk along Old Ford Road – one of the first paved Roman roads in Britain – will take you to Victoria Park, while the art exhibitions on display at Nunnery Gallery can be in a unique building on the ground floor of a former convent in Bow Road.
5 facts about Bow…
- Bow was originally part of Stratford and was named Stratford-atte-Bow after a bow-shaped bridge over the River Lea, which was built in the early 12th century.
- One of East London’s first urban renewal projects took place in Bow when redevelopment of the Bryant & May match-making operation started in 1988. Today, the site is known as Bow Quarter and is popular with young professionals looking for easy access to the City and Canary Wharf.
- Sylvia Pankhurst founded the East London Federation of Suffragettes in a baker’s shop at 198 Bow Road. The movement got underway after she painted the words Votes for Women over the shopfront.
- Rap artists Dizzee Rascal and TinchyStryder are from Bow, as is ex-England and Tottenham Hotspur footballer Ledley King.
- Indian nationalist leader Mahatma Gandhi made Kingsley Hall in Bromley-by-Bow his home for 12 weeks in 1931 when he travelled to London to attend the Round Table Conference.
Our experienced and knowledgeable team of property professionals is based in a former Victorian men’s public loo in the heart of Shoreditch near lively Brick Lane. So, give us a call, send us an email or pop into our office for a chat and a cuppa. We’ll be happy to help you buy, sell, let or rent your property in Bow.
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