Home to many hardworking families and young couples, Blackwall is a portion of East London that tends to get lost among the hipper neighborhoods that surround it.
The cost of living here is reasonable, especially if you are looking to rent an apartment. There isn't a huge selection to choose from, so you’ll have to get lucky. Amenities wise, you’ll come across a few little coffee shops and cafes, but you’ll have to venture outside of Blackwall to find anything truly revolutionary. Caution at night is recommended as there are some places that are a little gritty and have some crime.
The City: 4.4 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 15 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike
Canary Wharf: 1.1 miles / 5-10 minutes by car / 5-10 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by foot / 5 minutes by bike
Southwark: 4.6 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 25 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike
Westminster: 6.7 miles / 25-60 minutes by car / 35-40 minutes by transit
Shoreditch: 5.2 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 25-30 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike