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Royal Docks: Living Inside Royal Wharf Ballymore

Over the years, we have seen Royal Docks become a vibrant and exciting waterside destination, with brand new developments situated in the area along with London City Airport, which has become one of the busiest airports in the UK.

The Royal Docks was originally named after the Royal Albert Dock, Royal Victoria Dock and the King George V Dock. Not only have we seen new developments, but we have also seen the opening of the University of East London and the ExCel International Exhibition Centre.

Royal Docks has also become a new hub for business professionals as well as an enviable place to live with incredible river views and beautifully designed apartments and townhouses. With the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone being the only Enterprise Zone in London, Royal Docks has plenty to offer for everyone. 


Royal Wharf Townhouse Rent

Royal Wharf is a modern and luxury development situated in Newham, which was recently named as the UK’s biggest enterprise zone. The location boasts thousands of prestigious new riverside apartments and townhouses overlooking the River Thames and is based in a convenient and core location in London with easy transport for all London commuters. 

The foundation of this development was inspired by ‘old-fashioned design principles’ creating a neighbourhood centred around a mix of apartments and townhouses, allowing for a much broader tenure and giving the development a sense of community. The London development focuses on the importance of light and space, which is why the development provides river and garden views from its expansive windows.

Inspired by the traditional ‘London villages’ defined by the local high street or town centre, Royal Wharf London covers 20 acres of mixed-use residential-led space comprising 3,385 new homes and apartments arranged around several new squares. 

Looking for family homes in Royal Wharf? Alongside the traditional one and two-bedroom homes, Royal Wharf offers three-bedroom properties for less than the same size property in neighbouring E14, making it an incredibly popular accommodation choice for families or city-goers looking to share accommodation. The Royal Wharf townhouses benefit from front and rear gardens, plus two terraces totalling a further 493 sq ft of external space. The townhouses are arranged over four floors with four bedrooms, three bathrooms. 

Residents of Royal Wharf benefit from excellent access to the city with DLR, Underground and new Crossrail stations close by. People living within the development will have exclusive use of indoor and outdoor gym facilities, 25-metre swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, relaxing social and leisure areas. 

A joint venture between Ballymore and Oxley, the Royal Wharf development stands within the Royal Docks in the South East of the city – a 12-mile stretch of land which was recently named as the UK’s biggest enterprise zone.

Nearby Entertainment

Royal Wharf has plenty of activities for those in the local area, for example with ExCeL London hosting a range of fantastic and diverse events throughout the year. 

Between 25th-26th July, the Formula E will be returning to London for the London E-Prix. During this time, drivers will be navigating through the indoor and outdoor circuit which travels through the ExCeL and around the Royal Docks / Royal Victoria Dock area.

If you’re visiting London or simply looking for a leisurely attraction in an afternoon, a trip on the Emirates cable car offers a unique way of travelling through London with unbelievable views. The cable cars reach heights of 90 metres and have become the highest observation point over the River Thames. Having only opened in 2012, the attraction is now one of the capital’s most visited observation attractions.

Originally a historic world war refuelling barge, the Oiler Bar has been converted into an exciting social hub public house with a heated beer garden and snug seating area below the deck. The maritime pub is the perfect way of admiring the stunning surroundings of Royal Docks on a warm summer evening.

For a luxury night away, the Sunborn Hotel and Good Hotel are both luxury floating hotels which can both be found in the Western Gateway. 

Royal Wharf green space

London’s Urban Beach

Located just a 15 minute walk away from Royal Wharf, Royal Victoria Dock is commonly known as one of the best locations in London for watersports, with London’s largest urban beach which is typically open between July and August. The stretch of sandy beach provides visitors and tourists with a free family-friendly day out, and the beach is the perfect getaway to relax, indulge in ice creams and feel the sand between your toes on a hot, sunny day.

If you’re looking for something slightly more upbeat and adventurous, you’ll find plenty of watersports activities in Royal Victoria Dock within the urban beach. From wakeboarding to sailing and swimming, there really is something for the whole family.


With many Londoners commuting day-to-day, there’s a vast selection of transport methods to travel to and from nearby London districts. London City Airport has been named as one of the busiest London airports, which provides flights internationally.

From the Royal Wharf Pier, you can take the Thames Clipper which offers an exciting way to travel the city or a more relaxing route to work, as a comfortable alternative to traditional London transport.

The Elizabeth Line Crossrail is due to launch in late 2022, which will be running through 37 stations for a total of 73 miles, from west to east. The line is expected to stop at Reading, Heathrow Airport, Central London, Shenfield and Abbey Wood.

Thames Barrier Park

Discover Renting or Buying in Royal Docks

Discover the Royal Docks London community today and all it has to offer. If you would like to find out more about Royal Docks and the nearby facilities, please get in touch with us or take a look at the below. 

We’re proud that our estate agents in E16 have been onsite in Royal Wharf since 2016 and have been thoroughly embedded into the heart of the area. 

If you’re interested in moving to Royal Wharf we’d be more than happy to help, whether it is renting or buying. We’ve been selling and letting property in London Royal Wharf from the very start, which is why our Royal Docks estate agents in E16 are your best port of call when it comes to this new riverside community and the wider Royal Docks area.