When moving to London there may be an unexpected area you had not thought to look for a rental apartment when an American moving to London. Once considered the dodgy end of London, East London is now a thriving business and residential area. It still retains its colorful character and is one of the most culturally diverse areas. The Docklands and Canary Wharf form part of the premier business and entertainment area in London. You’ll always find something to do, someone to meet and somewhere to go when you’re living in London.

East London – Limehouse

Limehouse is one of the trendier spots in East London. Located near the River Thames, and Canary Wharf it has some beautiful homes and apartments. Prices have risen steeply in the last few years and Limehouse is now a choice address for many locals. A one bedroom flat rental can set you back about here at least £1400 per month, and you can expect to pay from £ 5,000-6,000 per month to rent a family home..

Council Information: Clapham falls under the Council Borough of Tower Hamlets with annual taxes ranging from £800 – £2500.

Transport: Limehouse does not have its own tube station on the London Underground but you can catch the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to Canary Wharf in under 8 minutes and then on into the city.

Shopping: Limehouse has all of the major grocery stores including Somerfield. You can organize for your groceries to be delivered to your home from Sainsbury’s, Tesco or Waitrose which are all in the Limehouse area.

Doctors: The Barkantine Practice and The Limehouse Practice are two excellent GP surgeries in the suburb but you can find one closest to your home by using the NHS Direct hotline on 0845 4647 for any health care questions and advice.

Other Amenities: East London has a thriving and trendy nightlife and if you’re living in Limehouse then you need to head to canary Wharf for great restaurants and pubs for a night out. You’re really in the heart of London and don’t forget you’re only a few miles away from  the City Airport if you fancy a weekend jaunt to Europe.