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It's affordable but there's not much else to say about this neighborhood.
Studio / 1 BR
55% Complete
2 Bedrooms
78% Complete
3 Bedrooms
91% Complete
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete

Good For
  • Families
  • Singles


What's around
  • 44 Shops
  • 6 Fitness options
  • 26 Restaurants
  • 7 Grocery stores/markets
  • 2 Banks
  • 7 Nightlife options




Shadwell has an above average violent crime rate and an above average property crime rate for London.


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Formerly an industrial zone, Shadwell is a diverse, working class neighborhood in East London. This is an affordable part of the city, but not a particularly desirable one. That means you'll get more space for your money, but there's not much going on culture or entertainment-wise. 

However, Shadwell is well connected to the rest of the city by transport: you have access to a few train stops and several bus routes.

Shadwell is bordered on the north by Stepney, on the east by Limehouse, on the south by Wapping, and on the west by Whitechapel.


The City: 2.1 miles / 15-25 minutes by car / 10-15 minutes by transit / 15-20 minutes by bike
Canary Wharf: 2.1 miles / 10-15 minutes by car / 15 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by foot / 10 minutes by bike
Southwark: 2.4 miles / 15-25 minutes by car / 20-25 minutes by transit / 15 minutes by bike
Westminster: 4.4 miles / 20-50 minutes by car / 30-35 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike
Shoreditch: 2.8 miles / 15-25 minutes by car / 25 minutes by transit / 15-20 minutes by bike

Shadwell London Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Shadwell LOCAL schools

Alice Model Nursery School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Nursery
School Type:Nursery
Ben Jonson Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
Bigland Green Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
7-13 YEARS
Bishop Challoner Catholic Federations of Girls School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Secondary
School Type:Voluntary Aided
Blue Gate Fields Infants' School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community


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