How is life in Custom House? A thorough guide of the neighbourhood

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Typical London houses

Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ The Custom House, on the north bank of the Thames in the City of London, is a building which was formerly used for the collection of customs duties. A custom house has been present in the area since the 14th century, and a building on its current site has been rebuilt on a number of occasions. Today the Custom House is used by His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. The address is 20 Lower Thames Street, EC3. Custom House is neighboured on the waterfront by Sugar Quay to the east and Old Billingsgate Market to the west. “

What type of amenities may you need in Custom House?

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

Post offices of Custom House

Want to send and receive parcels easily? There is no better way to do that than having a post office nearby. Not only do they provide post services but post office in Custom House can provide a wide range of services such as: sending money or subscribing post insurance. Here is the list of post offices in your next area

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Cundy Road Post Office 1 Cundy Road, London 3.1 91

Tube & Train stations in and around Custom House

Having to walk more than 10 to 15 min to reach public transportation is usually considered as a downside when considering a property to live in. To simplify this, we curated the list of train and tube station of Custom House to help you find what would be the best location for you to move in. There are 1 train or tube stations within the Custom House area. Here are the main ones

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Custom House United Kingdom 4.1 64

What schools are in the area of Custom House?

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Custom House vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Royal Docks Academy Custom House, Prince Regent Lane, London 3.5 73
St Joachim’s Catholic Primary School Shipman Road, London 4.4 9
Moksliukas Childcare 1 Radland Road, London 4.7 19
Britannia Village Primary School Westwood Rd, London 4.2 10
Elcoe Royal Docks Community School, Alnwick Road, Custom House N/A N/A
Love to Swim Crowne Plaza Hotel – Docklands, Western Gateway, London 4.7 33
Busy Bees in London ExCeL Royal Victoria Docks, 5 Western Gateway, London 4 24
Rosetta Primary School Sophia Road, London 3.3 10
Edith Kerrison Nursery School and Children’s Centre Sophia Road, London 3.8 13
Hallsville Primary School Radland Road, London 3.4 12
Keir Hardie Primary School 13 Robertson Road, London 3.9 22
CONGRES Londres EC TRIMS ExCel One, Western Gateway, London 4 1
TRAIAN HUȚU Maplin Road, London N/A N/A
Transitional Care 41 Varley Road, London N/A N/A
Child school Hermitage Road, London N/A N/A
Cribs Butchers Road, London 4 4
Tiny Town Daycare Ltd The Britannia Village Hall, 65 Evelyn Road, London 5 3
star praimery school Lowe Avenue, London N/A N/A
Kids ‘N’ Universe Unit G31 Expressway Studios, 1 Dock Road, London N/A N/A
Scott Wilkie Primary School Hoskin’s Close, London 2.5 8

Medical institutions in Custom House

Custom House has 2 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
St Lukes Health Centre 2 Saint Luke’s Square, London 1.8 93
Custom House Surgery 16 Freemasons Road, London 1.8 217

What kind of things are there to do in the city of Custom House?

It could be that Custom House has a lively atmosphere with many activities happening and there are ways to find this out. To discover what to do in your area, we recommend looking at sites like Timeout that list weekly events in Custom House. We want to make finding things easy, so here’s a link to see upcoming happenings in Custom House. Also, knowing what’s available in Custom House and where helps when getting to know a new place. That’s why we made a map with property price info from this article to simplify your search.

In Custom House, what are some things we love?

What makes the heart of Custom House? 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 Custom House to help you decide to move in there.

The range of gyms in Custom House

While working from home has increased, so has the frequentation of gyms to help keep in shape. With companies like Better or Pure Gym and others, Custom House might help you stay in shape. A great feature to have nearby.

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

Pubs in the area

As Londoners, at Cozee we are deeply attached to our weekly attendance to our local pub. Why should you be different in the place where you are going to live? That is why we have been testing and reviewing all the pubs in Custom House. As a matter of fact, we didn’t… But we would have loved to. Here is then the list of the greatest pubs of Custom House

We have not found any great pubs in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local pub. We’ll amend this page. Would be a shame not to let people know what is your hidden gem!

Green space in the city of Custom House

One of London’s best features is its many green spaces. See if Custom House offers space for strolls or picnics.

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

Where can you buy groceries in the area

Grocery shopping is another important activity you will do if you move into the area of Custom House. In the below table, we go over the nearby supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s so you know what the area has to offer for your food shop.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Tesco Express 90 Mansell Street, London 3.6 98
Quality Food London Ltd 125-127 Cannon Street Road, London 4.2 412
Sainsbury’s 1 Cambridge Heath Road, London 4.2 5014
Waitrose & Partners 41 Thomas More Street, London 4 708
Tesco Express 4 Fieldgate Street, London 2.9 176
Tesco Express 45 Whitechapel Road, London 2.9 83
Tesco Express 226-228 Commercial Road, London 2.8 118
Tesco Express Aldgate E Tube, London 3.2 73
Sainsbury’s Local 33 Mansell Street, London 3.7 151
PRIYO BAZAAR 25-29 Watney Market, London 3.2 58
Sainsbury’s Local 327, 329 Commercial Road, London 3.7 147
Tesco Express 142 Houndsditch, Aldgate, London 3.4 66
Iceland Supermarket Stepney 1/11 Watney Street, London 4 1306
Taj Stores 112 Brick Lane, London 4.2 800
E1 Local Commercial Road, London 4.2 20
Nilsa Supermarket 7 Burslem Street, London 3.9 31
Tian Tian Market 天天超市 – Aldgate 18 Piazza Walk, London 4.5 427
Macro Food Centre 38-40 Commercial Road, London 4.3 71
Poundland 75 Whitechapel Road, London 3.7 144
YOYO超市/YoYo Oriental Supermarket 61a Alie Street, London 4.5 148

Museums & Galleries nearby

The vitality of a community stems from its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to Custom House, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. They offer delightful weekend activities and contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of the region.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
SS Robin Trust 2D, 2E Royal Victoria Place, London 4.4 8

Restaurants in the area

Custom House has a range of different eateries. This is important for someone who is moving to an area who wants to be able to eat out and not cook every day. The below table gives you an overview of what options you have.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Premier Inn London Docklands (Excel) hotel Royal Victoria Dock, 2 Festoon Way, London 4.3 1645
The Fox, Excel Warehouse K, 2 Western Gateway, London 4.3 1322
Subway Excel Exhibition Centre, Unit on Level 1, Unit 20, London 4.3 113
China Palace R1, Warehouse Excel West, 2 Western Gateway, London 4.3 921
So Bar & Restaurant 1D-1E, Royal Victoria Place, 1D-1E Royal Victoria Place, London 4.3 127
Barry’s pie mash 9 Cundy Road, London 4.3 63
Royal Dock Tandoori 369 Prince Regent Lane, London 4.3 27
Wrapid 1 Western Gateway, London 4.3 17
Le Royal 13 Freemasons Road, London 4.3 214
Starbucks Coffee 2 Western Gateway, London 4.3 505
Tapa Tapa Warehouse K, Western Gateway, London 4.3 789
Airline Cafe 14 Western Gateway, London 4.3 501
The bridge burger and dogs 1 Western Gateway, London 4.3 38
Marina Grill & Restaurant Unit 4A, Excel Marina, Western Gateway, London 4.3 337
Docklands Bar & Grill Royal Victoria Dock, Western Gateway, London 4.3 255
The Oiler Bar The Oiler Bar, Royal Victoria Docks, London, Royal Victoria Beach 4.3 472
Nakhon Thai Restaurant 1 Dock Road, London 4.3 1260
Zero Sette 2 Western Gateway, London 4.3 543
Starbucks Royal Wharf 5 Halyard Place, London 4.3 552
Eastenders Kebab 359 Prince Regent Lane, London 4.3 184

What else is close by?

What do you think about Custom House?

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