Is Three Mills made for you? Our guide of the area

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ The Three Mills are former working mills and an island of the same name on the River Lea. It is one of London’s oldest surviving industrial centres. The mills lie in the London Borough of Newham, but despite lying on the Newham side of the Lea, access is principally from the western, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, side of the river. “

In the city of Three Mills, what kind of things are there to do?

What makes the heart of Three Mills? 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 and gyms that exist in Three Mills to help you decide as to whether to move there or not.

Gyms to stay in shape in Three Mills

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, Three Mills 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

In Three Mills, is there a lot of green space?

One of London’s best features is its many green spaces. See if Three Mills 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

What are the range of supermarkets like?

Grocery shopping is something that people do all the time, so it would make sense to want to find out where the nearest shopping centres are in your area. In Three Mills, Take a look at the major supermarkets nearby, so you know where to go grocery shopping if you are to make this place your home.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Londis 24-25 Fir Trees, Abridge, Romford 4.5 33
Raven’s Budgens Abridge 91 London Road, Abridge, Romford 4.3 245

Pubs in the region

As Londoners, we cherish our local pubs. Three Mills has some great go-to spots. From smaller, more family run chains to larger pubs like WeatherSpoons, there is a pub for everyone in the area.

Pub name Name Address Description
Angel of Bow 171 Devons Road Bow E3 3QX Entering via the single front door, Single bar is at the rear. 6 handpumps and 3 banks of fonts dispense a varied selection from many London breweries. The cold cabinet has wide selection of bottled and canned beers from local breweries. Renovated to a good standard. The seating area is larger than the frontage suggests expanding to the right. Gents toilets at the rear on the left and ladies at the rear on the right are very well equipped
Bow Bells 116 Bow Road Bow E3 3AA Large comfortable pub with interesting collection of toby jugs prints and as you might expect considering its name a collection of bells. The only pub in Bow with a genuine guest beer policy, it could be anything! Fives dartboard. Live music at lunchtime. Leased by Vanguard. Featured in the 2019 film “Once Upon a Time in London”
Coborn 8 Coborn Road Bow E3 2DA Much extended pub into the houses on both sides, purchased by Youngs in 1984. A 2015 refurbishment saw a further extension with the former darts area now used for dining. As such there is a big emphasis on food. Music hall singer and comedian Charles Coburn (1852-1945) took his stage name from Coburn Road and is featured in the pub.
Crown 223 Grove Road Bow E3 5SN Geronimo pub opposite an entrance to Victoria Park. Refurbished in a modern style that includes a mix of chairs and sofas. The 3 changing ales can include locals like Truman’s, Young’s and more staple beers such as Sharps Doom Bar.
Eleanor Arms 460 Old Ford Road Bow E3 5JP Built in 1879, this pub off the beaten track is definitely worth a visit. The rear area was once a separate bar, there is 1930s wood panelling. Quiz night is the first Thursday of the month , Old Ford jazz club on Sundays. This is the No.1 pub in London according to a recent Danish pub guide. The multi award winning management team is now in its second decade. Close to Victoria park
Galvanisers Union 16 Newmill House, 2 Devas Street Bow E3 3LL Antic pub opened in April 2014. Usual Antic eclectic furnishings and decor – notably a 12′ or so massive and well used workbench doing duty as a table.
Green Goose 112 Anglo Road Bow E3 5HD Reopened and renamed in Oct ’16 as a gastro pub after being closed for nearly a year. Open Kitchen. 10 keg lines selling East London’s craft beers.
Little Driver 125 Bow Road Bow E3 2AN Built 1851 and refitted c.1900. Single room with an almost island bar servery. There is a large beer garden at the rear often frequented by a local cat. The four TV screens can show different matches. Following the expiry of the lease was reopened as a Craft Union pub in May 2022. The ‘Hoare & Co’s Celebrated Stout’ gilded mirror on the right hand wall was removed during the renovation. Real Al is not always available but more prevalent around West Ham home games.
Lord Morpeth 402 Old Ford Road Bow E3 5NR This Ex-Whitbread pub still retains its original brown tiling on the exterior. Inside the most unusual feature is the Vitrolite panelled ceiling. The pub has two dartboards; is carpeted; and is furnished with normal tables and chairs and small round stools. Funky music and Pizzas available.
Lord Tredegar 50 Lichfield Road Bow E3 5AL This Grade II Listed Pub was reopened in 2012 by Remarkable Pubs. Typical of others they run being tastefully refurbished in traditional style. Three real ales available and a cider in August 2018. Inside are an ornate bar-back and a good bar counter. Some of the mirrors have gilded ivy leaves. Delicately carved wooden, mirrored overmantels also adorn the pub’s interior. There is a vintage working juke box too. In the conservatory area is an open kitchen (leading to the garden) and dining area which has a skylight with what may be original decorative cast iron but definitely modern glass, unfortunately. The medium sized garden itself abuts the Great Eastern main railway line.
Morgan Arms 43 Morgan Street Bow E3 5AA The pub has an impressive wooden gantry with stained glass inserts. Beers from Bedlam, Reunion and Crate on a recent visit.
Palm Tree 127 Grove Road Bow E3 5RP Stepping inside this pub is like stepping back in time. Rebuilt by Truman’s and now one of London’s Real Heritage Pubs, it was marooned when surrounding buildings were demolished to create Mile End Park. Run by the same family for over 40 years, it gives you a real East End welcome, serving a varied range of beers from two handpumps. Cash payments only at this pub still using an old cash register. Live music at weekends, no fruit machines and no widescreen TVs make for the right atmosphere. Real cider is usually available. Grade II listed in 2015.
Victoria 110 Grove Road Bow E3 5TH Taken over and refurbished by the Yummy Collection in August 2014. The layout is open plan but retaining upholstered benches around the edge albeit with a more modern style material. Live music and comedy nights are a feature. Three themed dining room, one with an open kitchen to talk to the chef. There is a large garden with covered huts and a caravan used a s a cocktail bar. Card Only.

The types of restaurants

Three Mills 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
McDonald’s Bow Flyover, 4 Payne Road, London 4.3 4806
Print House Bar & Kitchen 133 High Street, London 4.3 361
Modern Wing Chi Chef 78 Saint Leonard’s Street, London 4.3 216
MeatTheChick 70 Abbey Lane, London 4.3 N/A
Fusion Food Court 82 Saint Leonard’s Street, London 4.3 23
PFC (Perfect Fried Chicken) 82 Saint Leonard’s Street, London 4.3 24
Jim & Tonic at The Print House 133 High Street, London 4.3 206
Souvlaki Master The Lock Building, High Street, 72 4.3 2
Wingstop Canning Town (Delivery Only) Unit 3 & 4, Crescent Court Business Centre, London 4.3 20
Lou’s Pots ‘n’ Pans Gtec House, Canning Road, London 4.3 81
Sushi saito 5 Empson Street, London 4.3 6
Bao burger 5 Empson Street, London 4.3 7
Ghara – Dolphin House 2D North Crescent, London 4.3 N/A
Ranna Bromley High Street, London 4.3 N/A
Pfc Espresso 8 Stroudley Walk, London 4.3 318
Biryani Spice Box 8 Stroudley Walk, Greater, Bow, London 4.3 N/A
Stroudley Grill & PFC 6 Stroudley Walk, Bromley High Street, London 4.3 1613
Polentina 1, Bowood House, Empson Street, London 4.3 75
Bow Tandoori Indian Takeaway Unit 3, 2-4 Stroudley Walk, London 4.3 82
Doorsteps Cafe 1 Empson Street, London 4.3 38

Galleries and Museums

An area lives because of the people who live, work and interact. Art is a great way to discover an area in a new way. If you are looking to move in Three Mills we definitely recommend that you check for galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. They provide a great source of enjoyment over the weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The House Mill The Miller’s House, Three Mill Lane, London 4.5 143

What to do in Three Mills

There are always activities happening in lively Three Mills. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Three Mills 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 Three Mills snapshot.

The amenities you might need in Three Mills

Below is a list of the places you may want to check out if the area of Three Mills. This can really help you out when you are moving to an area or neighbourhood.

Schools around Three Mills

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

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Bow School 44 Twelvetrees Crescent, London 2.8 30
Harris Science Academy East London The Clock Mill, Three Mill Lane, London 2.5 35
Old Palace Primary School Saint Leonard’s Street, London 4.3 12
DRUM LESSONS West London Music Tutors 84 Otter Close, Blaker Road, London N/A N/A
Stanborough 50 Empson Street, London N/A N/A
Alpha Business School Junction of 3JZ, Abbey Road, Mill Mead, London 4.6 10
Sahaj Marg Meditation SRCM 2FR, 7 Rick Roberts Way, London 5 6
MathBase Bow Business Centre, 153-159 Bow Road, London N/A N/A
Marner Primary School Devas Street, London 4 21
Children’s House Nursery School 92 Bruce Road, Bow, London 5 19
St Agnes Catholic Primary School Rainhill Way, Bow, London 4.2 5
Ian Mikardo High School 60 William Guy Gardens, London 4.6 7
The Clock Mill UK 4.5 2
Dr Voice Bromley By Bow, 3 Rooftop Studios Three Mill Studios, London 5 45
School 360 Sugar House Lane, London N/A N/A
Bow Nursery 95 Bromley High Street, Bow, London 4.7 13
East London Science School Upper School 32 Navigation Road, London N/A N/A
The Venue at ELSS 26 Navigation Road, London N/A N/A
Smarty Pants Day Nursery 1 Abbey Lane, London 3.7 7
Abbey Lane Creche Abbey Lane Children’s Centre, Three Mills Play & Training Centre, London N/A N/A

Medical institutions in Three Mills

Three Mills 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
Tec Training (GB) Ltd PTS Courses Ground Floor, 15, Red Column, 16 Abbey Trading Estate, Canning Road, London N/A N/A
St. Mary’s Medical Centre 245 High Street, London 3.1 7

Tube & Train stations nearby Three Mills

Most prefer transit within a 10-15 minute walk and if there aren’t public connections nearby then this could be something that takes down the price of property or can even deter people from moving in to Three Mills entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
West Ham Manor Road, London 4 229
Bromley-by-Bow Underground Ltd, Northern Approach, Blackwell Tunnel, London 3.9 68

Are there many post offices in the region of Three Mills?

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages a breeze. Post office branches in Three Mills provide services like money orders and postal insurance alongside mail services. You can take a look for yourself to see where they are located below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Royal Mail Stratford Delivery Office 64 Abbey Lane, London 3.1 260
Bow Post Office 161A Bow Road, London 3.1 182
Postbox Abbey Lane, London 5 1
Business Post Docklands Depot 20 North Crescent, London 5 1
Devon Road Priority Post Box – Royal Mail 144 Devons Road, London 3.7 3
Manor Road Post Office 4 Memorial Avenue, London 3.3 27
Priority Post Box Rounton Road, London 0 0

Other nearby neighbourhoods

If you need a comparison of other nearby neighbourhoods besides Three Mills, Cozee Properties have provided you with guides with information on other areas too.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Cubitt Town See the guide here
Canary Wharf See the guide here
Blackwall See the guide here
Custom House See the guide here
Limehouse See the guide here
Poplar See the guide here
Canning Town See the guide here
Stepney See the guide here
Mile End See the guide here
Mill End See the guide here
Plaistow See the guide here
Bromley-by-Bow See the guide here
Bethnal Green See the guide here
Bow See the guide here
Upton Park See the guide here
South Hackney See the guide here
Old Ford See the guide here
Victoria Park See the guide here
West Ham See the guide here
Stratford See the guide here
Forest Gate See the guide here
Hackney Wick See the guide here
Maryland See the guide here
Homerton See the guide here
Hackney Marshes See the guide here
Cann Hall See the guide here
Cubitt Town See the guide here
Canary Wharf See the guide here
Blackwall See the guide here
Custom House See the guide here
Limehouse See the guide here
Poplar See the guide here
Canning Town See the guide here
Stepney See the guide here
Mile End See the guide here
Mill End See the guide here
Plaistow See the guide here
Bromley-by-Bow See the guide here
Bethnal Green See the guide here
Bow See the guide here
Upton Park See the guide here
South Hackney See the guide here
Old Ford See the guide here
Victoria Park See the guide here
West Ham See the guide here

If you are looking to buy or sell a property and want to get an idea of how the market works there, have a look at our property prices guides below

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