10 Reasons to Live in Silvertown

10 Reasons to Live in Silvertown


The Refinery is our collection of 60 one, two and three-bedroom homes situated in the heart of East London’s vibrant London Docklands neighbourhood of Silvertown. We’ve rounded up our top 10 reasons why Silvertown is a great place to live. 


1.     Regeneration 

Within London Docklands, Silvertown is quickly becoming a cultural and creative hub. Indeed,  the English National Ballet and the London Film School are relocating to the neighbourhood, and the area is seeing an abundance of shops, bars and restaurants popping up to welcome new residents. 


2.     Connections

Silvertown is well connected to central London and the rest of the capital. West Silvertown DLR offers quick links to Canary Wharf and the City of London, while Bank and Liverpool Street tube stations are only a 19-minute and 27-minute journey, respectively. 


3.     Food & Drink

New restaurants and bars are opening up on an almost weekly basis in Silvertown. The vast array of options covers everything from classic pub food to Indian cuisine, all with beautiful views of the docks.


4.     Employment 

Silvertown is located just a short distance from the Capital’s major financial hub, Canary Warf. The area is also less than a ten-minute commute from Shoreditch, which is buzzing with young professionals and quirky start-ups. 


5.     Arts & Culture

The London Docklands area and, in particular, Silvertown, is surrounded by artistic culture. For example, just across the river is the O2; a host to the best music and arts performances. The centre of Silvertown is home to the ExCel centre; the UK’s largest auditorium which is continually buzzing with exhibitions. 


6.     Parks

Silvertown is only a 10-minute drive from Mudchute Park and Farm; a fantastic family day out. If you’re not an animal person, you can visit the Thames Barrier Park; a redeveloped riverside area which includes gardens, play areas, and wildflower meadows.


7.     Shopping 

Silvertown is just a short distance from a variety of great shopping venues such as the newly opened Icon Outlet at the O2 Arena, which brings together 60 discounted fashion and lifestyle brands. Further afield you can jump on the DLR and head to Westfield Stratford shopping centre. 


8.     Education

Silvertown is well located for families, with over ten schools rated ‘outstanding’ within a two-mile radius. For universities, Silvertown is well connected to popular London campuses such as Kings College London Guy’s Campus, which is just 27-minutes away by tube. 


9.     Markets

East London is home to an array of exceptional markets selling everything from local, organic fruit and veg, to vintage clothing, books and flowers. You can visit Broadway Market, Brick Lane or Whitecross Street market easily from Silvertown. 


10.  The Refinery

The Refinery is our latest selection of one, two and three-bedroom homes and is perfectly located in the rejuvenated Royal Docks area of West Silvertown, E16. All homes come with an exceptionally high quality of internal specification as standard, and boast a contemporary open plan layout.


There is still a selection of one, two and three-bedroom homes available at The Refinery. To find out more about this stylish and spacious development, visit our website


Are you looking for a stylish and modern Shared Ownership home in East London? 


Our brand-new development available through shared ownership in East London, The Refinery, is perfectly located in the rejuvenated Royal Docks area of West Silvertown, E16. 


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