Why Newham should be on your house hunting list

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With a Rock ‘n’ Roll history and a diverse range of rich open spaces, Newham is a London Borough with the best of both worlds. Completely regenerated after the recent London Olympics and home to the extensive Aquatic Centre, the area offers an endless array of sports to participate in. With a whole new scene of trendy bars, offbeat restaurants and independent cafes, Newham has been replenished in the best possible way. With its borough motto being ‘Progress with the People’, this is a town that certainly lives up to what it sets out to do.

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With the colossal Olympic park to explore and the royally decorated Queen Elizabeth Park, Newham has become a sleek new area to relax and enjoy leisure time away from the bustling London centre. It has 20 parks and recreational centres scattered across the borough, ensuring you get a good balance of the fantastic retail opportunities as well as the option to take a stroll along the river should you need a break from the urban jungle. The area has attracted thousands of young professionals due to the influx of businesses and new jobs created. Quickly becoming a hub for the hard-working hipsters to relax and stretch their legs, Newham offers something contemporary while keeping in touch with the history of the area. 

Home to the new Westfield Stratford Shopping Centre with an abundance of retail opportunities and hundreds of shops to explore, Newham will have your weekends filled. ExCel Arena is another big part of the borough, hosting new exhibitions, conferences and events throughout the year in the heart of Stratford. And if you’re a bit of a foodie with a love of the new and exciting, Newham has some of the most varied cuisine in the London Area. With its ethnically diverse and cohesive communities you can find everything from authentic Bangladeshi food to Jamaican delicacies to the taste of the Caribbean. Top restaurants include Fish House, Eastern Palace and Dar Marrakech as well as some chain favourites.

This culturally rich town also offers a range of performances and vibrant productions from Theatre Royal Stratford East and Stratford Circus Arts Centre, while having a number of cinemas, casinos, clubs and pubs. Newham City Farm is the capital’s oldest farm and open to families with plenty of farmyard animals to ogle at with the kids.


Newham has also invested in thousands of brand-new high spec city apartments, perfect for commuters travelling into the heart of London. The extensive transport links span the London Underground, London Overground, Tram System and unique Emirates Airline. With the Hammersmith & City, District and Jubilee Underground lines, you are connected to the city, West Ham and Canary Wharf in a matter of minutes. You are also close by the London City Airport in the same borough so wherever you’re going you know it will be hassle free. 

Properties For Sale Newham

The Refinery, our latest Shared Ownership development in East London, is located in Silvertown, E16.

Because of the area’s huge amount of new building work, exciting regeneration and central location, Silvertown is considered by many in the know as a fantastic area in which to make the financial commitment of investing in a new home.  

For those looking for properties for sale in Newham, check out our property listings or contact us today - here at Southern Home Ownership, our friendly team are on hand to match you with your dream home today!

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