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Bow is an East London neighborhood currently morphing into a vibrant place to live.
Studio / 1 BR
48% Complete
1,249
2 Bedrooms
65% Complete
1,690
3 Bedrooms
87% Complete
2,253
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
2,600

Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students

 

What's around
  • 143 Shops
  • 7 Fitness options
  • 101 Restaurants
  • 30 Grocery stores/markets
  • 4 Banks
  • 34 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITExcellent

WALKABILITYExcellent
Safety

Bow has an above average violent crime rate and a high property crime rate for London.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Bow LIKE?

Bow is a neighborhood in East London that has a long history, even by English standards, since the first settlement was established here in the 1100s. Unlike other East End neighborhoods, the 2012 Olympics didn't have the same transformational impact here. But its recent history has witnessed a very gradual improvement to what has been a rough-around-the-edges area and nowadays this is morphing into a desirable place to live. 

Affluent young professionals are moving into the new apartment complexes and warehouses-turned-lofts, creating a mixed population with the working class families and students already here. Georgian townhouses and cottages on quiet, tree-lined streets, and refurbished council estates round out the affordable housing options here. 

While there are plenty of pubs here to grab a pint or some casual food, there isn't a buzzy nightlife scene here so you'll need to head elsewhere (like Bethnal Green) if that's what you want outside your front door.

On a sunny day Victoria Park is a great place to lounge around in the grass or have a game of frisbee.

This is Cockney territory, that rhyming English dialect barely intelligle to outsiders, so you'll likely pick up a few new phrases you can try on your friends and family.

Bow is bordered on the north by Hackney, on the east by Stratford and Canning Town, on the south by Poplar and Limehouse, and on the west by Stepney and Bethnal Green.

 

Commute:
The City: 3.5 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 25 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by bike
Canary Wharf: 2.5 miles / 10-20 minutes by car / 20-25 minutes by transit / 15 minutes by bike
Southwark: 5.3 miles / 25-45 minutes by car / 30-35 minutes by transit / 25-30 minutes by bike
Westminster: 6.4 miles / 30-70 minutes by car / 40 minutes by transit 
Shoreditch: 3 miles / 15-25 minutes by car / 40 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by bike

Bow London Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Bow LOCAL schools

7-13 YEARS
Beatrice Tate School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Special
School Type:Community Special
7-13 YEARS
Bow School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Secondary
School Type:Community
7-13 YEARS
Central Foundation Girls' School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Secondary
School Type:Voluntary Aided
NUR YEARS
Childrens House Nursery School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Nursery
School Type:Nursery
1-6 YEARS
Chisenhale Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community

 

Local Flavor   Bow Local Flavor

The Pavilion Cafe
The Pavilion Cafe CROWN GATE W LONDON E9 7DE MAP
pavilion-cafe.com

Really good brunch overlooking the water. 

Greedy Cow Burgers & Steaks
Greedy Cow Burgers & Steaks 2 GROVE ROAD LONDON E3 5AX MAP
greedycow.com

The arrival of Wagyu, kangaroo, bison and crocodile to E3 made Greedy Cow a very well known restaurant that combines both great food and good value for money!

The Victoria
The Victoria 110 GROVE ROAD LONDON E3 5TH MAP
thevicmileend.co.uk

Vic is one-of-a-kind; she’s got three themed dining rooms.

Roman Road Market
Roman Road Market ROMAN ROAD LONDON E3 5EL MAP

Farmers market for your weekday or weekend delight. 

Photo Credits: Thanks to @estatepictures, @Lucas Ross, @SB, @estatecollections, @silabob, @Gareth Evans, @andy hebden, @Amanda Vincent-Rous, @Vince Fitter, @Paul Herbert, @Ali Wright, @AlexInldn, @Cristina, @karlgrgs, @Oliver Goodrich, @RattyinStirling, @Annie, @Gary Ullah for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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