East London’s Hidden Gem
Have you ever watched an American sit-com or film and thought ‘wow warehouse living looks so cool’? Well then you’ll love Goodluck Hope, the latest riverside development located in the heart of E14. The warehouse aesthetic that can be seen in New York or Los Angeles is echoed in swathes here, offering new build homes with period charm. Located on the historical Leamouth Peninsula, Goodluck Hope offers boutique island living whilst being only a short walk away to the amenities and shops of London City Island and Canning Town.
Smaller than neighbouring developments, Goodluck Hope creates a tight-knit community of residents, perfect for Generation Rent or families looking a long term area to call home.
There is a certifiable buzz surrounding this development and area, where luxury homes are surrounded by history, culture and atmosphere. In the blog below you’ll get a better understanding of this previously forgotten area and how it has quickly transformed into the desirable creative hub it is today.
Homes for Life
Goodluck Hope offers boutique homes ranging from studio apartments up to a three-bedroom homes.
Every inch of these homes has been executed to the highest standard, ensuring maximum light and space no matter what size of property you are living in. Suites and one-bedroom homes create intimate, cosy spaces, perfect for first time buyers. Moving up into the two and three-bedroom apartments you can expect a stripped-back palette of concrete and steel in hues of grey and white, ready to move into.
Perhaps the most exciting aspect of Goodluck Hope are the eight lofts that are available. You’ll be able to move into these ample three-bedroom homes from Summer 2020 but with only eight available you had better be quick. The high-ceilings, utilitarian aesthetic and vast windows flood every ounce of space with light. Each loft has a unique positioning, meaning a distinctive unparalleled view of The Thames and Canary Wharf depending on the loft you live in.
The 1595 Club
The amenities at Goodluck Hope are among the best we’ve ever seen. They truly have to be seen to be believed. Not only do residents here have access to the facilities of neighbouring London City Island, but they equally have their own fantastic onsite amenities. ‘The 1595 Club’ as it is known in the development, allows residents to escape from the outside world and enjoy the finest in wellness, co-working and entertainment.
The Workhouse and The Lantern Room are functional, chic and modern co-working spaces where you can take time to write that novel, finish your finance reports or simply work from an environment where you can enjoy fast Wi-Fi, comfortable chairs and tables just at the right height. Whether you want a break from working in your room or you want to meet like-minded individuals, take some time out to go to The Lantern Room as the sun comes up or down for panoramic views of the Thames and the City.
Don’t work from home? Don’t worry, there are options here for everyone. An Olympic-Sized swimming pool can be found at The Water House, sleek enough to be in a Spa whilst retaining a practical and functional quality for those wishing to clock up morning lengths. The Waterhouse is next to The Courtyard, an indoor-meets-outdoor corridor where plants and people collide to provide the ultimate cocoon of relaxation for residents and friends alike.
The Sweat House aka fitness centre rivals most luxury gyms across the Capital. A stripped-back look, the gym provides all the equipment you need to work up a sweat, from resistance and cardio machines and free weights. Expect some unusual antique-looking pieces of equipment too that will challenge and develop your training even further.
Prefer to get your sweat on without lifting anything? Head over to the Steam House where you can enjoy the healing and restorative aspects of steam and water, surrounded by lush ferns, climbers and the natural world around you.
More of a film buff? Grab your friends, loved ones, significant other or simply go alone to The Picture House to settle down in a plush chair and escape reality for a few hours.
A Creative Hub
Across from the development, you’ll find yourself in Trinity Buoy Wharf, a hidden enclave for creatives, where artists, sculptors, painters and architects mingle in the one of a kind Container City.
Wandering around the development and surrounding area, you might be mistaken for feeling like you’re in a smaller Shoreditch. However unlike Shoreditch with its hordes of tourists and lack of authenticity, Trinity Buoy Wharf has a raw edge; a vulnerability almost, burgeoning out of its somewhat unknown yet intriguing past. The history of this nautical expanse stretches back to 1514 when it was granted a charter by Henry VIII as ‘The Guild or Fraternity of the most glorious and undividable Trinity of St Clement”. It received its coat of arms in 1573 and with it the authority to erect and maintain beacons, marks and signs of the sea, “for the better navigation of the coasts of England”.
Wondering what to do in the area? Tuck into a juicy burger at Fatboy’s Diner for a start. Think you recognise your surroundings? Fatboy’s unique location and interesting exterior (an Airstream) has been used in many a film most notably the 1998 romantic comedy Sliding Doors with Gwyneth Paltrow.
Once you’ve eaten the last bite of your cheeseburger and sipped the last delicious drop of your Snickers Shake you can stretch your legs and explore more of what this intriguing area has to offer. Only moments away from the diner you’ll come across London’s only lighthouse where Jem Finer’s continuous music is playing. This was first played in 2009 and will continue to play, without interruption, for 1,000 years.
Trinity Riverside Bar will also be opening in the area later in 2020, serving drinks and food with a quirky arty backdrop. The bar comes from the team behind Roof East in Stratford, so expect unusual installations whilst you enjoy your tipple.
Elsewhere, children and adults alike can release their inner street-runner at the Parkour Academy and then stop off to learn some history at the Faraday Museum, dedicated to the work of the eminent scientist Michael Faraday. Families moving to the area needn’t worry about schooling either, the Faraday Prep School is in the heart of Trinity Buoy Wharf and offers mixed non-selective schooling for children aged 4-11.
Finish the day with a wander along the river front, watching the sun set over the O2 amongst the twinkling lights.
Location is Key
You might feel as though you are on a secluded island, however transport options are a plenty. In under 10 minutes you can find yourself at East India DLR station and in just 15 minutes you’ll be at Canning Town DLR and Underground. The Jubilee Line is on the Night Tube so no matter what you have planned you can find a way home easily and safely.
The development is only moments away from the East India Dock Basin and the Limmo Peninsula Ecological Park. Both are great for children and adults alike, so whether you love taking your little ones for an insect hunt, or an evening run after work, you can enjoy vast swathes of nature whilst only being less than half an hour from central London.
Fancy being one of the first residents in this incredible development? Don’t delay, give our team a call today to book your viewing to start your new life in Goodluck Hope today.