Is Beckton a nice place to live in?

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Beckton is a suburb in east London, England, located 8 miles (12.9 km) east of Charing Cross and part of the London Borough of Newham. Adjacent to the River Thames, the area consisted of unpopulated marshland known as the East Ham Levels in the parishes of Barking, East Ham, West Ham and Woolwich. The development of major industrial infrastructure in the 19th century to support the growing metropolis of London caused an increase in population with housing built in the area for workers of the Beckton Gas Works and Beckton Sewage Treatment Works. The area has a convoluted local government history and has formed part of Greater London since 1965. Between 1981 and 1995 it was within the London Docklands Development Corporation area, which caused the population to increase as new homes were built and the Docklands Light Railway was constructed. “

In Beckton, what are some things we love?

What makes the heart of Beckton? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Beckton to help you decide to move in there.

In Beckton, is there a lot of green space?

One of London’s greatest features are the large green spaces that cover the surface of the city. Check below if Beckton is a good fit for you. Be it for a simple walk or for a casual summer picnic.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

What are the range of supermarkets like?

Out of all the other services in Beckton, supermarkets are arguably some of the most important. Take a look at the table below that tells you where the nearest supermarkets are so you can do your shppping conveniently. It would be a shame to move somewhere new and not realise some of your favourite stores aren’t nearby in Beckton.

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page

Public houses of Beckton

Being Londoners ourselves, at Cozee, we hold a strong bond with our regular visits to the local pub every week. Why should your experience be any different in your new home? That’s why we’ve thoroughly tested and reviewed all the pubs in Beckton. While we didn’t get the chance to personally visit each one, we certainly wish we could have. Here’s the curated list of the finest pubs in Beckton.

Pub name Name Address Description
Boleyn Tavern 1 Barking Road East Ham E6 1PW Built by Cannon Brewery in 1899, architects Shoebridge and Rising. Until 2016 when West Ham United Football Club’s stadium, the Boleyn Ground, closed. The pub was the centre of the universe on match days. Reopened in June 2021 after a spectacular £1.5 million restoration by Remarkable Pubs with the aim of making the interior look like it was when it first opened. New hand-crafted wooden screens have been created, complete with acid-etched and brilliant cut glass, replicating one of the original wood and glass panels in the old saloon bar. This means the original seven bar layout has been restored. The highlight is the massive coloured glass skylight that spans what once would have been a billiards room, but is now an open kitchen, servery and dining area. In September 2023 the pub was operating a “Beer Card” system whereby you get a beer card stamped when you buy a beer. When the card is full (9 stamps) you qualify for a free beer. This is open to all customers.
Denmark Arms 381 Barking Road East Ham E6 1LA This grade II listed building, opposite East Ham town hall, dates from about 1890 and extended in about 1900. Now an Antic pub and having their usual interior design of going back to basics. This time it shows the old layout of a multi-room bar. With a function room upstairs available, being used for Arts & Craft fairs, Vinyl fairs, Love music and shows. A popular Pub Quiz is hosted on Thursday night.

The range of gyms in Beckton

As remote work becomes more prevalent, there’s a corresponding rise in gym attendance to maintain fitness. With options like David Lloyd, TheGym, and others, Beckton could be instrumental in helping you stay in shape – a valuable amenity in close proximity.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oasis Sports Centre 32 Endell Street, London 4.3 788
Virgin Active Shell-Mex House, 80 Strand, London 4.3 299
Gymbox Holborn 100 High Holborn, London 4.3 340
Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym 9 Endell Street, London 4.3 130
Fitness First 6 Bedford Street, London 4.3 345
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.3 62
Jubilee Hall Gym 30 The Piazza, London 4.3 111
Covent Garden Physiotherapy Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London 4.3 46
PureGym London Waterloo 11-15 Brad Street, London 4.3 234
Body Control Pilates 35 Little Russell Street, London 4.3 36
The Health Club at One Aldwych One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London 4.3 16
CryoAction Limited 71-75 Shelton Street, London 4.3 1
The Gym Group London Charing Cross 17-21 Northumberland Avenue, London 4.3 227
Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Covent Garden & West End Green Dragon House, 23 Stukeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Digme Fitness Covent Garden 4-10 Tower Street, London 4.3 150
Boom Cycle – Holborn 16 Procter Street, London 4.3 91
The Gym Group London Holborn Circus 1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London 4.3 263
Central Health Physiotherapy Quality House, 5-9 Quality Court, London 4.3 299
Tranquility Pilates Studio Ltd 16-18, New Bridge Street, London 4.3 5
ESPA Life at Corinthia Whitehall Place, London 4.3 246

Museums & Galleries

An area thrives through its people and their interactions. Discover Beckton through its art scene by exploring galleries, museums, and cultural institutions, providing enjoyable weekend activities and contributing to the vibrant community.

We weren’t able to find any museum in this area. Tell us in the comments if we were wrong. We’ll amend this page

What kind of restaurants are there?

Beckton is rich in restaurants, from Indian, Chinese or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and the foodies that you may be will surely find what you are looking for.

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Is the local life vibrant in Beckton

There are always activities happening in lively Beckton. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Beckton page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a Beckton snapshot.

What type of amenities may you need in Beckton?

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Beckton name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in the area of Beckton

We weren’t able to locate medical institutions or stores in this neighbourhood. Let us know in the comments if we are wrong so we can add them to our list.

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Post offices in the area of Beckton

Nearby post offices simplify sending and getting packages. Beckton branches also offer services like money orders and insurance along with mail services. Here they are along with their proximity to the area.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Royal Mail box 68 Winsor Terrace, London 0 0

Schools around Beckton

Having a school near the place you live is a great feature of the property you are about to move in. Please find below a list of the schools within the area of Beckton.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Gallions Primary School 20 Warwall, London 3.5 24
Docklands Riders 7 Hillcroft Road, London 5 1
Tamba Day Nursery Beckton 20 Warwall, London 4.6 22
England 7 Hillcroft Road, London N/A N/A

Tube & Train stations nearby Beckton

Most want transit less than a 15 minute walk from home. We put together train and tube stations in Beckton to help find the optimal area for you. It could be that you don’t mind walking or it could be that public transport is necessary for you to get around.

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What do you think about Beckton?

We would love to hear what people like you think of Beckton. Not only your experience there is valuable to us to understand what makes this area desirable but it might also help people moving into the area feel welcome and feel part of the Beckton ‘s community.

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You could find your new neighbourhood in an area that is nearby and similar to Beckton. Check out some of our other guides on places nearby so you’re sure your ideal place to buy a property isn’t next door.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Plumstead See the guide here
Woolwich See the guide here
North Woolwich See the guide here
Silvertown See the guide here
Thamesmead See the guide here
East Ham See the guide here
Barking See the guide here
Plumstead See the guide here
Woolwich See the guide here
North Woolwich See the guide here
Silvertown See the guide here
Thamesmead See the guide here
East Ham See the guide here
Barking See the guide here

Are you looking to buy or sell a property in this area? Have a look at our detailed analysis of the postcodes below

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