10 Reasons to Make Royal Docks Your Home

Royal Docks West is a new residential development of up to 1000 luxury new homes, at the heart of London’s most exciting regeneration area.

The Royal Docks combine a central location in close proximity to Canary Wharf, the Olympic Park and Greenwich, together with an enviable riverside lifestyle. The area is set to become even more desirable with the development of London’s new business district, which is helping make the Royal Docks and nearby Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park “London’s biggest new regeneration opportunities since Canary Wharf” (Knight Frank). Other major developments include Crossrail, the largest transport infrastructure project since the second world war, as well as London’s Floating Village, which will be the largest in Europe.

With so much happening at the Docklands it is no wonder that nearly 70% of homes within Royal Docks West's first phase, have already sold. Download the brochure and register your interest today to discover the exciting new homes.

1. The Docklands Regeneration

The Docklands is a constantly developing area, which has seen significant growth over the past decades and is set to develop even faster, with a staggering £3.7 billion regeneration. This includes upgrading housing, streets, schools, public spaces and entertainment venues. It's all about making the Docklands an even better place to live and supporting local businesses. The effect is astonishing, with Knight Frank witnessing a 23.7% increase in house prices from August 2015 to August 2016 in the local Borough of Newham. The UK’s leading independent real estate consultancy also highlighted the “relative affordability” of the area and the “strong potential for future value growth”.

As part of the regeneration London's new financial and business district is being created at the Royal Docks. The district will be the headquarters of Asian companies reaching out to markets in Europe and a centre for European companies looking to trade with them. This is a £1.7 billion investment that will bring an estimated 30,000 jobs to the Royal Docks and generate £6 billion to the London economy.

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2. Location and Transport Links

The Docklands is well connected by air, rail, boat, road and even cable car. The area is also a short distance from many of London’s key destinations, including Canary Wharf, The O2 Arena, the ExCeL Centre, the Olympic Park, Westfield Stratford City and Greenwich.

The neighbourhood will also benefit from Crossrail, the most important and impactful transportation project in the country. With 40 stations on the line, Crossrail will connect Royal Docks West with the City in 10 minutes, Stratford in 12, Bond Street in 17, and Heathrow Airport in just 45 minutes, shaving off 30 minutes from the current journey.

Knight Frank’s Crossrail report highlighted that house prices within a 15-minute walk of Custom House station (which is only a three-minute walk from Royal Docks West) have risen by 51% and that property along the line is likely to see increased demand from buyers and renters once trains start running from December 2018. In addition, the Evening Standard’s Homes and Property edition noted that, “as house prices move inexorably upwards, Zone 3 has become the new Zone 2, beloved of first-time buyers because of its easy commutes to central London and its — moderately — affordable prices.”

Find out more about the local area and see a transport map in the Royal Docks West brochure and discover more about Crossrail in Knight Frank's report.

3. Waterside Lifestyle

The Royal Docks enjoys the best of both worlds, proximity to London’s financial, business and educational centres, and a dockside atmosphere, an enviable riverside lifestyle and unique water sports facilities.

The area has witnessed “an explosion in clubs dedicated to water sports” (Evening Standard), including: Wake Up Docklands – London's premiere wakeboarding centre, the London Watersports Centre – a 2,000m rowing course with seven racing lanes plus a boathouse and rowing tank, and Surrey Docks Fitness and Watersports Centre – a sailing, canoeing, windsurfing and kayaking centre. 

Residents can also unwind by the water at the Urban London Beach, and there are even plans for a floating lido.

The Olympic park is also nearby, boasting an area the same size as Hyde Park and providing extensive facilities for sports activities.

For more opportunities for riverside living, download the brochure for Queen’s Wharf, our development in Hammersmith, and register your interest.

4. World Class Education

In addition to the extensive infrastructure regeneration, the area is also witnessing an educational renaissance. There are over 15 schools within two miles of Royal Docks West ranked “Good” or “Outstanding” by Ofsted. The Docklands also benefits from the University of East London – a historic institution offering a wide variety of courses and boasting a 19,000 student population.

The educational opportunities are set to multiply with the development of a major Cultural and Education District at the Olympic Park. The new district is sponsored by the government and will bring together many of the greatest British and international institutions. The world-famous University College London is building its second campus here, which will cover a staggering 11 acres, the equivalent of approximately 180 tennis courts. This will be the universities’ largest ever single expansion since it was founded nearly 200 years ago. The University of the Arts London will also create a research and education hub for the global fashion industry. The hub will bring together London College of Fashion’s 6,500 students and staff for the first time in the college’s 100-year history.

Discover renowned educational institutions in the area and London as a whole, including a map and listings in our exclusive Education Guide.

5. Culture and Art

The new Cultural and Education District will host some of the world’s greatest cultural establishments.The Smithsonian and The Victoria and Albert Museum, two of the world’s biggest and most acclaimed museums, announced plans to develop a jointly organised permanent gallery space. The project would mark the first time in its 170-year history that the Smithsonian has committed to a long-term permanent gallery presence outside of the USA. In addition, Sadler’s Wells Theatre – the world’s leading venue dedicated to international dance, is planning to create a new 600-seat dance theatre, cementing London’s position as one of the world’s greatest centres for dance.

Art connoisseurs can also enjoy a three-mile sculpture trail stretching from the Olympic park, through the Docklands and all the way to the O2. The trail features works by the much-acclaimed Damien Hirst, Martin Creed, Gary Hume and Eduardo Paolozzi.

The area is also home to a large number of galleries and arts academies including, The Independent Art School London, The New School of Art, London Urban Arts Academy, London Sculpture Workshop, the Anna Fiorentini Theatre and Film School and Trinity Buoy Wharf - a Docklands site providing artists' studios, rehearsal rooms and gallery space.

6. History

The current regeneration is inspired by a rich history of ambition and continuous innovation at the Docklands. The first Royal Docks were built during the Victorian era and introduced a new world of commerce to London. They drew a staggering variety of items from all over the world, ranging from exotic spices to animals, including elephants! At the time the Royal Docks were the world’s largest enclosed dock system, with the water surface area alone amounting to almost 250 acres – the size of 4,000 tennis courts.

The Royal Victoria Dock was an innovation in how docks operated. It was one of the first to feature new hydraulic technology, the first built to accommodate a new generation of steam ships, and the first to be designed with direct links to the national railway network – a foreshadowing of what is happening here today, as it becomes once again a distinctly well-connected area.

Find out more about the fascinating history of the area in the Royal Docks West brochure.

7. Out and About

The Docklands is a place of waterside leisure, with its many boutiques, cafés, cocktail bars and restaurants boasting flavours from around the world. The popular restaurant Top 1 Forever is here, with its staple planter-edged terrace, as well as the floating Good Hotel London, which sits right on the water and is an excellent place to grab breakfast, or sip an espresso while taking in the riverside view.

The Good Hotel is also home to our Sales Lounge which allows visitors to experience the luxury, refinement and lifestyle on offer at Royal Docks West. The Sales Lounge features state of the art interactive development models, lightboxes, a touch screen TV, and specification boards which enable customers to effortlessly experience the smartly-designed layout, beautiful dressing and high-end finishes within the homes, as well as the view from any apartment. Call our team on, 020 7776 5740, or register your interest to arrange a viewing.

The area also features two of the largest and most popular entertainment venues in the UK – the O2, a state-of-art riverside arena which hosts the world's top stars and elite sporting events, and the ExCeL Centre, an exhibitions and entertainment centre located on a 100-acre site.

The Royal Docks are also in close proximity to prime shopping destinations, such as Westfield Stratford City, one of the largest urban shopping centres in Europe, and the Canary Wharf Shopping Centre, which features 300 shops, bars and restaurants.

8. Outstanding Design and Spectacular Views

The Docklands regeneration is enhancing London’s world-class architectural legacy. Some of the world’s most renowned architects are working on ambitious projects in the area, from the new business district, to England’s first floating village. The Docklands is set to become a neighbourhood of iconic architecture, with Royal Docks West as a prime example of contemporary design.

Standing at 19 stories Royal Docks West is an elegant and thoughtful new piece of architecture. All apartments feature balconies with views either over the water or towards Canary Wharf and the City.

The interiors are just as stunning, having been developed by esteemed interior design practice Johnson Ribolla. The designers have drawn inspiration from the docks, and have executed the interiors with incredible attention to detail and a sophisticated palette. Just like the area where the sea and land meet, the design blends together light and dark elements and spaces. The main kitchen and living areas feature full-height windows, timber effect luxury Amtico flooring, Smeg appliances, composite stone worktops and satin chrome ironmongery throughout, reflecting the rich texture of Royal Docks West's surroundings.

See stunning images of the designs and discover the full specification in the Royal Docks West brochure.

9. Growth Potential

Leading property experts point to the Royal Docks and the local Borough of Newham as prime areas of development and future value growth.

Referring to data by the Office of National Statistics, at the end of last year The Evening Standard revealed that “Newham leads the way with annual price increases of 23.7 per cent, hiking the average from just over £300,000 in August [2015] to almost £373,000 in August [2016], “earning” home owners an average profit of well over £70,000. Across England average prices are up just 9.2 per cent year on year…”

In May this year, the Times also stressed that "extensive development is set to make prices soar" and highlighted the impact of Crossrail which has helped the area outperform the wider local markets by 7%. The Times focused on Custom House station, which is a three-minute walk from Royal Docks West. Historic performance figures included in this article are for information purposes only and are no guarantee of future performance.

For more information on the growth potential, rental yields and other data, contact our sales team on, 020 7776 5740, or register your interest.

10. Trusted Developer

Mount Anvil has been creating homes in London since 1991, over 5,000 of them built, and more than 4,000 in the pipeline.  Our vision is to be Central London’s most respected residential developer and we have already been recognised as “Developer of the Year” for three consecutive years at the prestigious RESI awards.

Our focus is on creating a lasting legacy and to this end we ensure we control every detail and create homes of real quality by acting as both developer and contractor on all our projects. We work with internationally-acclaimed architects and search the world for the best materials to create homes that will stand the test of time. This has been recognised by our customers, 98% of whom would recommend us.

Each of our developments has their own unique identity, Dollar Bay offers high-end living by Canary Wharf, while Keybridge House holds a pivotal position between London's largest regeneration area and prime central London. Queen's Wharf provides an opportunity for riverside living at the gorgeous Surrey Bend of the Thames, while Hampstead Manor offers the chance to own a property in a unique area with village-style tranquillity within easy reach of central London. To find out more and to receive exclusive event invitations register your interest today.


These are just some of the reasons to make your new home at Royal Docks West. Download the Royal Docks West brochure for more information and register your interest to receive updates on the development.

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