Benefits of living by the waterside

Waterside living in London has always been a winning formula and with the growth and regeneration of East London, more and more people now have the opportunity to wake up with their very own waterside views, but why is it so good for you? Read more below.


There have been plenty of studies that prove being near water can make you happier, healthier, more connected and even better at what you do. It’s believed to release a number of stress-relieving hormones, increasing our overall wellbeing. Not only this, but it’s known to make us more active, which helps to boost our immune system.

With regeneration opening up more and more access to the water, whether the Thames, inland docks, lakes, canal basins or reservoirs, there has never been a better time to explore London’s waterway and get active.

The Royal Docks is a great example of this, as you can kayak, windsurf, or even swim – as a sandy stretch of beach opens every summer. It’s no wonder city workers looking for some escapism find their way dockside.

Maybe that sounds too active? Well, scientists believe that even a Sunday morning stroll or an after work walk by the waterside is all we need to lower our blood pressures and make us feel better.

Couple this with improved transport connections like the Elizabeth line (formerly Crossrail) due to open next year and vibrant areas of regeneration growing across East London, it’s no wonder more and more people are looking to invest in their own waterside home along the 215-mile-long River Thames.

If you’re looking for your waterside home, then take a look below:


A new community designed around health and wellbeing: Royal Eden Docks


A collection of 796 light-filled, thoughtfully laid out homes with landscaped garden space for all – 5,000 sq m of it in total.  Two private, leafy courtyards. Green rooftops. 17 on site fitness and relaxation amenities. All less than 100 metres from the water’s edge.

It’s just a three-minute walk from Custom House station, where Crossrail services are set to begin in 2020. That gets you to Canary Wharf in three minutes and the City in 10.  

The Courtyard, aptly named after the communal green space it overlooks, will be the first release of homes at Royal Eden Docks. Estimated completion Q2 2022.







Inspired by where the three waters of Bow Creek, the River Lea and the Limehouse Cut meet in the heart of east London - our Three Waters development sits within the city’s fastest growing area, offering waterside living with a metropolitan context. In partnership with Peabody, Three Waters offers Zone 2 living with Zone 1 journey times.  From there you can be in The City or Canary Wharf in fifteen minutes, or at London City Airport in less than twenty by car.

The homes give you cityscapes with headspace – a raised garden, roof terrace and generous private balconies offer views of The City, and with Bow Creek, the River Lea and the Limehouse Cut surrounding this development, you’ll enjoy triple the tranquillity of waterside living. With beautifully crafted communal spaces to help your life flow smoothly. Including a hanging garden in the lobby immediately connecting you to the outdoors.