Stamp Duty Spotlight: Canary Wharf and Stratford
With the Stamp Duty Holiday in place between now and March 31st 2021, we’ve explored two neighbourhoods of East London, Canary Wharf and Stratford, to determine why they are great places to live and invest in. Whether you're a first-time buyer, downsizing, upsizing or looking to add to your property portfolio, discover our property experts’ opinions about two of East London’s cultural hotspots.
Known for the iconic skyscrapers of Canary Wharf and the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park, East London is an enviable place to call home. From a morning at Billingsgate Fish Market, afternoon aperitifs at Roof East bar and fine dining at Michelin-starred restaurant ROKA, you're never short of things to do. The green spaces in the Isle of Dogs and the Olympic Park offer great outdoor areas for after work runs or weekend picnics. Not to mention excellent transport links, this London hub is perfect for all the family.
Looking to buy in Canary Wharf?
Perfectly situated on the water, Canary Wharf is a great location to benefit from serenity and connectivity. Local parks and the Crossrail Roof Garden act as a perfect reprise to escape the hustle and bustle of busy life in Canary Wharf. The Zone 2 setting is ideal for those working in the financial hub, the City, or students commuting across the capital, with convenient links via the Jubilee line and Docklands Light Railway.
“The Wharf has vastly developed over the years, transforming from 17th century marshlands, to busy docklands in the 20th century and today as the financial hub of the country with an iconic skyline. Buyers can find a varied range of properties in E14, such as new high-rise apartments with all the desired facilities for modern day living, but also warehouse conversions, low-rise riverside apartments and older estates for those looking for something a little bit different.”
Mark Montes, Head of Sales Canary Wharf
Looking to buy in Stratford?
Stratford has become a hotspot for people of all ages to live in since the 2012 London Olympics. From apartments once inhabited by famous athletes inside modern residential developments to warehouse conversions alongside the River Lea, Stratford caters for all property preferences. The mix of traditional and modern in Stratford is evident with the surplus of homes surrounded by garden squares.
“Our latest research indicates how green spaces and plenty of amenities on your doorstep are a must and you’re never short of activities in Stratford. With the luscious Queen Elizabeth Park, Westfield shopping centre, boutique restaurants, bars and cafes all provide an ideal place for families to expand into larger homes and young professionals to make their first purchase, which the stamp duty cut has allowed both to do.”
Michael Harvey, Senior Sales Consultant Stratford
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