East London neighbourhoods such as Plaistow and East Ham represent excellent value for house hunters wishing to remain close to the heart of the city, and Canary Wharf, while enjoying the benefits of gardens and a closer sense of community. In Plaistow, four- to five- bedroom houses can be found for £600,000 and rising, with three-bedrooms from £500,000, and two-bed flats at £300,000-£350,000. One of the newest developments is Upton Gardens, the former home of West Ham United FC, where almost 850 homes are being built in landscaped grounds, with a play area, residents gym and shops. Two-bedroom flats start from £474,000. East Ham also offers value, with streets of Victorian terrace houses originally built for factory workers and costing £380,000 to £425,000 for a three-bedroom home. Alternatively, studio flats at the 277-apartment New Market Place begin at £304,000.
Evening Standard (02/07/2020)