Downsizing isn’t just for house buyers, as long-term renter Sebastian Stadler can attest to. With no need for a second bedroom, 41-year-old Sebastjan moved from his larger-than-required apartment in Canning Town, to a perfectly-sized one bedroom home at Folio London’s Royal Albert Wharf in nearby Gallions Reach, E16. The IT professional explains:
“I’d been renting in Canning Town for five years, in a two-bedroom apartment owned by a private landlord. The location was great, as transport links from this part of London are superb, so when I decided that the time was right to move, I didn’t want to go too far away. I didn’t need the second bedroom anymore, so I started looking into smaller apartments, and came across Folio London’s Royal Albert Wharf. It was the only place I went to visit; I loved it so much I applied there and then, and I had moved in within a month!"
Sebastjan says: “Folio London made the whole process of renting super easy. After the first viewing, I was able to register in minutes, and I’d signed the contract soon afterwards. It was all very smooth, I can’t thank them enough – I’ve secured a one year lease for now but I feel sure I will want to extend – it’s such an exciting development.
“The best thing about my Folio home is that it is brand new, meaning nobody has ever lived here before, something which can’t be said about many rental homes. The specification of the apartment is superb, with a brand new kitchen, open plan living area and high ceilings, making it feel so spacious. I also have an amazing view of the River Thames from my balcony, which I love to look out across when I come home from work, and it’s very quiet too – I feel like I’m on holiday, walking around the docks. Even better, it’s nearly £400 a month cheaper than my previous property, I feel like I’m getting so much more for my money here!”
Comprising a collection of apartments to rent, Royal Albert Wharf forms a thriving new waterside community in a buzzing area of London. The development is situated in a relaxed, peaceful setting, while also being conveniently located within a few minutes’ walk of Gallions Reach DLR station, which provides excellent connections to the rest of the Docklands and central London.
Developed as part of the regeneration of the Royal Docks, one of the most talked about redevelopment projects in London, Royal Albert Wharf will deliver over 1,500 new homes, as well as new garden squares, and a variety of community amenities. With an abundance of work space, cafés, bars and restaurants, as well as a play area for children and a crèche, Royal Albert Wharf will become a thriving area of the docklands, for both residents and employers.
Meanwhile Gallions Reach Shopping Park is just a short walk away, offering a range of shops and restaurants along with a Tesco Extra store. For high-end boutiques and a selection of great restaurants, Westfield Stratford City and Canary Wharf are within easy reach too.
The nearby Gallions Reach DLR station provides excellent links to major transport hubs, including Stratford International in under 30 minutes. Canning Town is just a 12-minute journey on the DLR, offering quick access to Canary Wharf (19 minutes), London Bridge (22 minutes) and Waterloo (25 minutes) via the Jubilee Line.
All of the apartments at Royal Albert Wharf have now been let, with the occasional property becoming available throughout the year. Alternatively if you are interested in living in properties similar to Royal Albert Wharf, Folio London has recently launched Admiralty at Royal Wharf, located between Pontoon Dock and West Silvertown DLR station.
Prices for two bedroom apartments at Admiralty Royal Wharf start from £1,600 per month, and three-bedroom apartments start from £2,100 per month. For more information on these or any of the other developments currently on offer to rent from Folio London, see our current collection of homes available