A cultural hotspot steeped in history – Limehouse - an up-and-coming neighbourhood for Londoners

Nestled between Canary Wharf and the City, there’s more to living in Limehouse than first meets the eye. A vibrant area with a rich maritime legacy, today the area’s many highlights and cultural draws reflect its heritage as a port and historic gateway to London.

With a fantastic riverside location, plentiful activities and amazing spots to eat and drink, Limehouse is the perfect neighbourhood for Londoners to call home. From authentic Middle Eastern eateries, live music venues, and historic pubs to waterside sports, fascinating museums and art galleries, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Edited December 2022

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The Kiln Works bedroomThe Kiln Works - one of our show homes stylish bedrooms

Foodies will be at home in the neighbourhood, with a host of cuisines on offer from around the world. For breakfast and lunch look no further than local favourite Two Magpies Café, serving up a delicious selection of breakfast sandwiches, wraps, and burgers. Or, for culinary delights from further afield, authentic Indian plates can be enjoyed at popular haunt Natak, while Kirvem is the go-to spot for Turkish dishes.

Kirvem Restaurant, Commercial Road

Situated on the banks of the river Thames, Limehouse benefits from an enviable waterside location. If you’re looking for a dose of action on the water, residents at The Kiln Works can sample Moo Canoes at Limehouse basin, offering the chance to experience the area’s historic waterways up close. Navigate along the Limehouse Cut, the capital’s oldest canal, via canoe, kayak or paddleboard.

Moo Canoes in Whitechapel, East London

Live music and theatre are also in abundance in Limehouse, and Half Moon Theater produce professional productions geared towards children and families. For a great night out, you can head down the road to the iconic Troxy, where locals can enjoy club nights, comedy, bands and cinema in a glorious 1930s art deco venue. Meanwhile in nearby Shadwell, Wilton’s Music Hall is the oldest Grand Music Hall in the world, dating back to the 1690s, and boasting a diverse entertainment programme that includes opera, cabaret and magic.

Brand new Shows coming up at Half Moon Theatre

The local area is also home to some of London’s best cultural activities, perfect for a rainy afternoon. At Whitechapel Gallery, residents can follow in the footsteps of celebrated artists including Pablo Picasso and Frida Kahlo, and free exhibitions and film screenings are available year-round. Alternatively, head to nearby Museum of London Docklands, where visitors can immerse themselves in East London’s fascinating past.

Museum of London Docklands

Those recovering from a wet day can find sustenance at hidden gem La Figa, a taste of Italy in East London. With traditional dishes and coastal, sunshine infused flavours, diners can summon a bustling Italian piazza in the heart of Limehouse. Alternatively, restaurant-goers looking to pay homage to the area’s Chinese roots can enjoy a range of traditional cuisine at Shan Shui Jian.  Famous for its past as London’s first Chinatown, the legacy of which can still be seen in street names such as Canton Street and Pekin Street.

La Figa Restaurant, great Italian cuisine

In recent years Limehouse has welcomed an array of vibrant pubs and bars, creating an exciting scene for nightlife, coupled with countless long-standing establishments, some of which claim to be the oldest in London. The Prospect of Whitby is one of the city’s oldest riverside taverns, dating to 1520, while The Turk’s Head offers the quintessential gastropub experience, combining upmarket dining with great drinks. Newer spots include The Craft Beer Co, offering a selection of local beers, while venue 5b Urban Bar offers a fun night out, including live music and cocktails.

The Craft Beer Co, Limehouse

The cobbled streets of Limehouse, and neighbouring areas of Wapping, Shadwell and Stepney, help evoke an image of ‘old’ London, and Notting Hill Genesis’ stylish collection of apartments at The Kiln Works – situated just minutes from the Limehouse Basin – provide a contemporary offering within these historic streets. With a diverse range of places to explore, spots to eat and things to do, residents can enjoy all the culture of today’s city on their doorstep.

Apartments at The Kiln Works start from £395,000 for a one-bedroom, £500,000 for a two-bedroom and £600,000 for a three-bedroom - available through Private Sales.

The Kiln Works

The Kiln Works apartment - Private Sale

For further information, speak to the sales team on 0203 815 2222.