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Blackwall Area Guide

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Introduction to Renting in Blackwall

Blackwall is a part of East London that gets lost among the hipper neighbourhoods that surround it. It is home to many hardworking families and young couples.

The cost of living in this city is affordable, especially if you are renting an apartment. Because there isn’t a lot to choose from, you’ll have to be lucky. There are a few small coffee shops and cafes in Blackwall, but you’ll have to travel outside of the area to find anything truly revolutionary. At night, use caution because there are some areas that have some crime.blackwall-9655-scaled

History of Blackwall

Originally a shipbuilding and repairing centre, Blackwall is now an increasingly affluent residential area of East London. There is now an influx of new luxury riverside development in the area.

Getting Around Blackwall

Blackwall has Poplar on its North,  Leamouth on its East, and on the south and west is Canary Wharf.

The City: 4.4 miles away / 20-40 minutes by car / 15 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike

Canary Wharf: 1.1 miles away / 5-10 minutes by car / 5-10 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by foot / 5 minutes by bike

Southwark: 4.6 miles away / 20-40 minutes by car / 25 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike

Westminster: 6.7 miles away / 25-60 minutes by car / 35-40 minutes by transit

Shoreditch: 5.2 miles away / 20-40 minutes by car / 25-30 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike

Average rental prices in Blackwall:

  • £1,517 for a studio with one bedroom.
  • £2,123 for 2 bedrooms
  • £3,012 for 3 bedrooms
  • £2,492 for 4 bedroomsblackwallbubittbwn-9700-scaled

What do locals think of Renting in Blackwall?

Honestly? Blackwall can be boring at times but on the flip side it’s very peaceful. Unlike nearby areas, you won’t experience the loud City noises. It also benefits from its proximity to great areas such as Canary Wharf. The community is made up of young couples and families.

Entertainment and Attractions

  • The St Katherine Docks Treasure Trail
  • The Postal Museum
  • Emirates Air Line Cable Car
  • Cutty Sark Clipper Ship
  • Thames Barrier Info and Learning Centre
  • ArcelorMittal Orbit
  • Greenwich Cable Car Treasure Trail

Shopping in Blackwall

Chrisp Street Market in Poplar is a pedestrianised shopping square where residents can browse stalls selling food, clothing, and everyday items.

Food & Drink in Blackwall

Highlights include Il Bianco & Scoff & Banter as recommended by locals!blackwallcubitttwn-9702-scaled


There are a few pubs and bars in the immediate area, but try visiting neighbouring areas like Canary Wharf for a rowdier nightlife.

Eighteen Sky Bar- The Eighteen Sky Bar is a sophisticated spot to enjoy a cocktail with spectacular views across the Thames and Canary Wharf. Blackwall is about a ten-minute walk from Eighteen Sky Bar.

The Clipper Bar London – The InterContinental London O2’s main bar and a favourite among hotel guests, the Clipper Bar is a striking showpiece. Blackwell is also about 10 minutes away from the Clipper Bar.
NY-LON London – This swanky bar in The O2’s entertainment district offers the comforts of a first-class travel lounge. Blackwell is about 11 minutes from NY-LON.

Broadband Internet

Blackwall has broadband at speeds of up to 100Mbps in most spaces and up to 120Mbps in upgraded areas. Depending on the location, provider, and package, speeds can reach 100Mbps.

Local Authority

Tower Hamlets is the local council in charge of Blackwall.

Valuation Band Range of Values Year 1 April 2021to 31 March 2022
A Up to and including £40,000 £984.61
B £ 40,001 – £ 52,000 £1,148.72
C £ 52,001 – £ 68,000 £1,312.82
D £ 68,001 – £ 88,000 £1,476.92
E £ 88,001 – £120,000 £1,805.12
F £120,001 – £160,000 £2,133.33
G £160,001 – £320,000 £2,461.53
H More than £320,000 £2,953.84

Fun fact about Blackwell

The name Blackwall is thought to come from the colour of the river wall, which was built in the Middle Ages and includes stairs. By the 14th century, it was known as Blackwall.