As well as being one of the hottest property destinations in London, with a huge range of property available Tower Hamlets estate and letting agents are always busy, the borough is also one of the capital’s oldest. Stooped in history, from the 11th Century right up until the end of the Second World War, Tower Hamlets is home to one of London’s most iconic landmarks - the Tower of London. The Tower was one of the most feared prisons in the civilised world; now, instead of prisoners loitering in its cells, you will find many a camera-clutching tourist, since it stands as one of the most popular attractions in the country. The White Tower is home to the Crown Jewels, guarded by burly Beefeaters and those ill-reputed ravens; a well-timed trip can leave you with few crowds and just the dazzling gems for company. If art galleries are your fortè, then be sure to visit the Whitechapel Gallery situated just around the corner from the bustling Brick Lane. Often home to spectacular exhibitions (recently Germany’s cultural pioneer Hannah Höch), the Whitechapel Gallery is one of the best galleries in East-London and is sure to offer something for everyone’s tastes. As sinister as it may be, Tower Hamlets is home to some of the most notorious, blood-curdling crimes in British history. Dare yourself to partake in a late night ‘Ripper tour’, prowling the very same streets as the infamous, unidentified killer, Jack the Ripper, and witness the sights of his murderous deeds. The history of the borough mixed with the thriving nature of the modern day East-End makes Tower Hamlets an incredibly exciting location to both visit and reside in.
Property and lettings in Tower Hamlets are currently undergoing a bit of a shake-up. Quality Homes in Quality Places is the ambitious title of Tower Hamlets’ Local Investment Plan (THLIP), and they have a track record of success and the ambition for the future, despite the continuing uncertainty surrounding public funding and the housing market. In these circumstances, the need for a coherent and cogent local investment approach has never been greater. The priorities that THLIP have are identified are as follows:
Housing Renewal – delivering decent homes and regenerating estates managed by Tower Hamlets Homes and Housing Choice social Landlords.
Reshaping Poplar – an initiative designed to regenerate some of the most disadvantaged places in Tower Hamlets.
Shoreditch and Spitalfields – focused on bringing forward Bishopsgate Goods Yard.
Blackwall and Leamouth – focused on bringing forward Blackwall Reach.
Fish Island – in and adjacent to the Olympic Park and subject to the Legacy regeneration process after the Games.
The borough has a fantastic range of outdoor open space, including Victoria Park, Mile End Park and Cemetery Park. Frequently used for large scale events throughout the calendar year, Victoria Park is one of the busiest outdoor spaces in the capital, playing host to various festivals and events such as Field Day, the Winterville Christmas market and Love Box Festival. Finding a home, whether through estate or letting agents, in Tower Hamlets is a piece of cake!
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