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Living in East Ham

A Promising, Well-Situated Neighbourhood with Very Affordable Prices

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If you’re looking for a multi-cultural, community-focused, affordable place to live with amazing transport links, you can’t miss East Ham. This neighbourhood located in the Newham Borough of London – only 8 miles from Charing Cross – is ideal for families and young professionals. Abundant green spaces, great schools and a close-knit local community make East Ham a very good choice for first-time buyers and property investors alike. East Ham estate agents are very confident the only way for this area, as far as prices are concerned, is up.

East Ham began its development from a collection of scattered villages to urban settlement following the 1859 addition of the East Ham railway station. The area’s advancement was accelerated starting with 1890 and with the introduction of the District Railway’s electric services in 1908.

Having come a long way since the Victorian area, East Ham’s architecture is, however, still dominated by Victorian and Edwardian terraced townhouses. Some in need of renovation, some already updated to modern standards. Nevertheless, there is only one word to describe properties in East Ham: affordable.

The East Ham property scene also has its fair share of new developments. They provide state of the art amenities and features for renters and investors with a taste for more contemporary properties.

About the Area – East Ham Guide

You can find East Ham nestled in the up-and-coming North Eastern part of London’s City Centre. Its northern border is the railway line with the Plaistow, Upton Park and East Ham tube stations. Its Eastern border is represented by the North Circular Road. To the South is Royal Albert Way and to the West the A112.

Following the 1859 arrival of the railway, the area of East Ham underwent a slow process of urbanisation that accelerated toward the end of the nineteenth century. The Beckton Gasworks Gas Light and Coke Company opened up here in 1870. It, too, contributed to the neighbourhood’s development as an urban centre. This major employer, one of the largest in South-West Essex, together with the employment opportunities presented by the neighbouring docks guaranteed a steady flow of workers to East Ham from across the country. In 1965, East Ham was included in the greater London area.

Today, this district is home to many foreign nationalities and attracts what East Ham estate agents call “a diverse, middle-class mix of ethnicities and young professionals”.

The area’s ethnic diversity is a major asset. Although the area’s residents come from different backgrounds, East Ham is recognized for its sense of community and civic participation. It is the perfect setting for families with young children. East Ham estate agents encourage first-time buyers and buy-to-let investors to capitalize on current prices in the area since property prices are bound to go up as developments in the area and the expansion of the city continues.

East Ham’s multicultural scene, made up mainly of South Asian, African, Caribbean and Eastern European residents, also means you will never be lacking infinite opportunities to try out amazing new shops, foods and special treats in East Ham.

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  • Beckton (Zone 3)
  • Beckton Park (Zone 3)
  • Cyprus (Zone 3)
  • Gallions Reach (Zone 3)


East Ham (Zone 3, Zone 4)

  • District Line
  • Hammersmith & City Line


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By bus to Stratford for connection with the Central Line, Jubilee and National Rail – 15 minutes by bus or cycle



London Airport – 15 minutes by car

East Ham – Know the Area

With an amazing mix of local shops, bars, restaurants and cafes, East Ham is becoming increasingly appealing to more and more London settlers. Very well-rated schools and community centres, many parks, as well as great transport links make it a very sought-after East London neighbourhood for both Londoners and foreign nationals. Its best for singles or families looking for a quiet, green, affordable area of London to call home. East Ham estate agents are flooded with more requests from renters and investors each year.


East Ham Nature Reserve – One of the largest churchyards in the UK featuring the parish church of St Mary Magdalene (dating from Norman times), more than 800 years old

Central Park – A large and airy park with plenty of open lawns, walking trails, children’s playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts.

Barking Road Recreation Ground – A great place for some family fun, jogging and various outdoor activities

Priory Park – a great place for children, with many playgrounds and play areas with slides, swings and climbing ropes

Plashet Park – A great community park featuring cricket, soccer and basketball areas and occasional workshops for gardening and kids

London Sri Mahalakshmi Temple – a one-of-a-kind Hindu temple, one of East Ham’s must-visit attractions

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Residential properties in the East Ham area are mostly made up of Victorian and Edwardian terraced houses. They are set up along tree-lined avenues. East Ham Estate agents say property spaces here are generous and living conditions are up to good standards.


East Ham is famous for its many parks and green spaces. Among them, there is the East Ham Nature Reserve, Central Park, Brampton Park and Barking Road Recreation Ground. These parks offer plenty of opportunities to East Ham residents and visitors to have great family fun and catch up on their sport and fitness routines.

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Since its recent increased appeal to younger generations and its rapid development, East Ham resident numbers have gone up. The neighbourhood’s current population is a little over 76,100 people. East Ham residents represent a whole range of various cultures. Caribbean, South Asian, African and Eastern European are the ethnicities most often found in East Ham.


The 2012 Olympics brought about many regeneration and development projects to the East Ham area. There are many family-owned shops in the area, along with local shopping centres and superstores. Plus, East Ham is only 2.5 miles away from the largest shopping mall in Europe – Westfield Stratford City.

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East Ham Property Prices

East Ham is popular with first-time buyers, renters and buy-to-let investors. The area’s estate agents have many good offers for [buying], [letting] and also [selling] at very good prices. The list below will give you an idea of what you can expect as far as average prices in the East Ham area are concerned.

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New Developments in the East Ham Area

Among its many Victorian and Edwardian terraced houses, East Ham also offers new, modern residential opportunities, such as:

Upton Gardens – located on Green Street, close to Upton Park. The project comprises 842 apartments with one, two, three and four-bedrooms. 211 of which will be affordable. Amenities include a gym, concierge, car club and rooftop play areas. Two-bedroom flats start at £490,000; three-bedroom flats at £504,000 and four-bedroom flats at £595,000. Completion date: 2022.
Beckton Parkside – this Bellway development comprises 391 new studios and one two and three-bedroom flats. The project’s buildings range in height from four to 12 storeys. Prices start at £290,000.

Schools in East Ham

Excellent schools are just one more of the amazing advantages of East Ham.Most schools in the area have very good ratings and they cater to the needs of children of all ages.

Here are some of the most appreciated primary, secondary and special schools available in the East Ham area:

  • Lathom Junior School
  • Hartley Primary School
  • Plashet School
  • Vicarage Primary School
  • Altmore Infant School
  • Cleves Primary School
  • St Michael’s Catholic Primary School
  • Nelson Primary School
  • Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre (The NCS)
  • Kensington Primary School
  • Central Park Primary School
  • Brampton Primary School
  • Brampton Manor Academy
  • Winsor Primary School
  • Langdon Academy
  • Oliver Thomas Nursery School
  • St. Stephen’s School and Children’s Centre
  • Essex Primary School
  • St Edward’s RC Primary School, Upton Park
  • Grangewood Independent School


The East Ham neighbourhood has many top-rated hospitals and healthcare facilities. You can find care centres with everything you may need from generic to specialized services. Here are some of the most recognized medical care centres in East Ham:

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Main Reasons to Include East Ham in Your Property Search

To make the case for East Ham’s living and investment potential, we will mention that this London neighborhood is included in several major regeneration schemes. Custom House, Canning Town, as well as the Royal Docks, are part of a 3.7 billion regeneration program. There are local Cross Rail community investment policies providing aid to local community hubs, childcare services and churches.

In addition, the East Ham area benefits from the regeneration schemes developed in the East Village and Olympic Park areas. All these investments and projects will lead to East Ham soon becoming one of London’s favourite thriving neighbourhoods.

East Ham estate agents recommend that if you are interested in [letting] or [buying] property in the area you should act fast. Right now, the area is still a renter’s/buyer’s market. In the near future, considering the already amazing increase in property prices in this district over the last decade, East Ham will surely become less affordable. However, if you buy now, it is bound to generate you very high amounts of return on investment.

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Best Area to Buy a Property in East Ham – Estate Agent Tips

You will find the best properties in East Ham around Central Park. Not only is the proximity to the park an attraction, but the streets in the area are also neat and tree-lined. Properties here are usually from the 1920s and range from 2 to 4 bedrooms. The area is quiet, the people are friendly and some properties also come with private gardens.

Prices for 1 to 2 bedroom flats start from £250,000, while 3-bedroom properties start from £280,000. Prices for 4-bedroom flats start at £320,000.

For better transport links, but smaller and more expensive properties, expand your search closer to the Forest Gate area. Prices here for a 2-bedroom flat start at £350,000.

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Why East Ham Is So Popular

East Ham is almost too good to be true. It has many amazing parks and recreation facilities, it has a great community, it has great schools. And on top of all that, it is maybe the last London district with a good location and affordable prices. Its transport links are close to unbeatable.

The many development community, local council or government projects will contribute to the massive improvement of the East Ham area. Our East Ham estate agents know all about it, so if you are looking to [buy], [rent]or [sell] a property make sure you enlist the help of an expert for best results.

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