Tower Hamlets Borough Area
If you are thinking of moving to the Tower Hamlets Borough or the Tower Hamlets area or visiting it then we hope you find our view and review of the Tower Hamlets area interesting.
We are surveyors, so our view of Tower Hamlets may be a bit property biased, but would you expect us to be anything else but property biased! We carry out surveys all over London , including building surveys, structural surveys, engineer's reports, of course we are happy to carry them out in Tower Hamlets. We have tried to put other interesting non-property facts about Tower Hamlets and the Tower Hamlets area, many of which we don't think you will find anywhere else on the Internet.
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We have independent surveyors who carry out building surveys, structural surveys and defects reports in Tower Hamlets and are very experienced and will give you peace of mind for your new home or commercial property. We also deal with Schedules of Dilapidations and Schedules of Conditions and act for you whether you are the Landlord or Tenant. If you want property advice then please contact us free phone on 0800 298 5424.
Tower Hamlets, a bit of fun
If you can, read these articles in the spirit they were written; that they were written for people that don't know the area. We would be more than happy to add any comments from the Tower Hamlets area and also any comments from Tower Hamlets locals who feel that we've missed out any important facts, or indeed if any of the facts we have put down are not accurate.
Where in London is Tower Hamlets?
The Tower Hamlets area is to the north of the River Thames in the East End of London, or to be more accurate to the East of the City of London .
Surrounding and neighbouring areas include Islington, Hackney, Camden , City of London , Westminster , Newham and Southwark. It is made up of the following areas Stepney, Bethnal Green, Spitalfields, Whitechapel, Wapping, Limehouse and Poplar.
A bit further afield
We also carry out surveys a bit further afield; Bow, Hackney, Homerton, Leyton, Leytonstone, Forest Gate, Upton Park, West Ham, East Ham, Plaistow, Canning Town , Poplar, Limehouse and Stepney. Just over the River Thames we have Deptford, Greenwich , Beckenham and Rotherhithe. To the west we have Whitechapel, Shoreditch, Bethnal Green, Kingsbury and the city of London is not too many miles away.
We carry out surveys, structural surveys and building surveys on all sorts of buildings all over London and we have carried out lots in Tower Hamlets and the Tower Hamlets area.
Thanks to Google Maps for help with this information.
Ways to travel in the Tower Hamlets area
As with most areas of London there is a good road system, and famous red buses travel into the area with the A11 and A13 providing access into the Tower Hamlets area, before entering the East namely Dagenham, Barking and Newham.
If you were travelling from the M25 you would come in via the M11. From north east London take the A12 also known as Eastern Avenue which then becomes Woodford Avenue joining the north circular or Southend Road known more commonly probably as the A406. Also coming in from the east is the A13 which is known as Choats Manor Way and Ripple Road and Alfred Way before it becomes Newham Way . Again you can also come off the north circular. If you are coming more from the south east the A2 East Rochester Way or the A20 Sidcup Bypass Road bring you into the area south side of the River Thames and then you can use the south circular the A205 Well Hall Road across the Thames into the Hamlets area. The main roads in the area are the A1011 North Woolwich Road, the A10 Kingsland Road . B roads are Burdett Road , the A1205, the West India Dock Road , the A1261 Limehouse Link which is the A1203.
By Rail and Tube
Bethnal Green and Cambridge Heath railway stations.
District Underground Line. There are several tube stations covering the area such as Stepney Green, Mile End, Bow Road and Bromley by Bow, Bethnal Green and Whitechapel.
There are also several stations on the Docklands Light Railway covering the area such as Devons Road , Langdon, All Saints and Limehouse.
This area is also covered by the excellent Google Street View, where you can literally walk along the road.
Interesting facts we know about the Tower Hamlets area
Interesting fact about Tower Hamlets number one
Tower Hamlets, it can be argued, takes its name from the Tower of London, located within Borough Boundaries.
The Borough is dominated by the White Tower which houses many old Crown jewels, armour and famous ravens.
Interesting fact about Tower Hamlets number two
Although it is rumoured Romans Settled here, there were original settlers before this related to farming.
It contains a range of housing estates that were built during the post war period.
Interesting fact about Tower Hamlets number three
We have just remembered one other thing about the Tower Hamlets area , when William the Conqueror built the famous White Tower in the 10 th Century many of the locals provided defences around the tower as part of English defences (that's brave people).
Famous people that were born, have lived or are living in the Tower Hamlets Area
There are many famous residents and ex-residents of the area, mainly because its close locality to London and Multi Culture.
We also heard a rumour that Marcus Garvey (leader of the back to Africa black radical movement), Dr Barnado, Henry Orbell (founding member of the independent labour party) all lived here.
Famous buildings we have not surveyed!
One of the most famous buildings is the white tower built in 1078 AD by William Conqueror. There is a mix of post war council housing estates in and around the area.
Unfortunately we haven't been able to come up with any other really famous buildings in the Tower Hamlets area, so anyone who knows any please phone or e-mail us, we are sure we can sort out some sort of prize.
We would add that as with many areas of London it has a mass of Victorian and Georgian houses, which may up the majority of the housing stock in the area, with some newer developments for the after war building took place, replacing bomb damaged houses and some housing with 1960 post-war built houses. We are more than happy to carry out building surveys, structural surveys, engineers reports on these properties to give you a clear idea of any problems that you may be buying when you buy your new house.
Things to do in the Tower Hamlets area
The Tower Bridge Exhibition offers exciting displays and animatronics. Also our Surveyor advises that he is dragged on shopping trips to famous markets in the area such as the century old Sunday flower market on Columbia Road . There are also many other street markets.
If you truly do want an independent expert opinion from a surveyor with regard to valuations, mortgages, mortgage companies, surveys, building surveys, structural reports, engineers reports, specific defects report, structural surveys, home buyers reports or any other property matters please contact 0800 298 5424 for a surveyor to give you a call back.
Commercial property independent surveyors advice
If you have a commercial property, whether it is freehold or leasehold then sooner or later you may get involved with dilapidation claims. You may wish to look at our Dilapidations Website at www.DilapsHelp.com and for Disputes go to our Disputes Help site www.DisputesHelp.com .
We hope you found the article of use and if you have any experiences that you feel should be added to this article that would benefit others, or you feel that some of the information that we have put is wrong then please do not hesitate to contact us (we are only human).
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