The best of both worlds... a perfect balance
Parkgate Apartments are situated moments away from Cadogan Gate enabling direct access to one of London’s largest historic parks. Reputed to be the oldest public park in London, Victoria Park covers a vast area of 86 hectares and offers a wide range of formal and informal sporting venues, cafes and eateries, beautiful walks, sponsored activities, events and festivals.
The park provides a key link in a green corridor that stretches from the River Thames at Lime House, along the Regents Canal and through Mile End Park. It has been awarded Green Flag and Green Heritage awards for successive years and is often voted as the nation’s favourite park by the “People’s Choice” award.
For Londoners that value the proximity of green space in an increasingly concrete jungle, the location is unquestionably hard to beat.
Your Leisure Time
To the West, Victoria Park Village with its established artisan shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes is readily accessible by way of an attractive walk or cycle through the park.
On Sundays the bustling Colombia Road Flower Market can be found a short distance beyond and offers an ideal spot in which to enjoy a leisurely weekend breakfast amongst an oasis of foliage and flowers.
In the opposite direction and a similarly short walk or cycle ride to the East, Hackney Wick is a cultural creative hub which, together with Fish Island Village, is home to a thriving canal side community. The area’s vibrant industrial heritage now serves as a backdrop to a colourful street scene featuring trendy bars and cafes, modern apartments and co-working spaces. Businesses, musicians and pop-up galleries alike occupy the many historic warehouses and The Yard Theatre nearby houses performances and events on a weekly basis.
Located between Victoria Park and Hackney Wick, the apartments occupy a truly enviable position, not least because they also offer direct access to one of London’s newest and dynamic metropolitan centres - the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Covering an area of 560 acres, including 30 acres of woodland and 6.5km of waterways, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is situated just a 10 minute walk across the River Lee from Fish Island or one stop on the train from Hackney Wick.
Here Stratford International provides a direct Eurostar train link whilst Westfield Stratford City, the largest shopping mall in Europe, houses over 250 shops, 70 restaurants and a 20 screen cinema offering visitors everything they could possibly need under one roof.
In addition, as home already to the iconic Copper Box Arena, Velodrome, London Aquatic Centre and London Stadium, the park is set for continued major investment which will include schools and the International Quarter – a business centre for TfL and the Financial Conduct Authority.
World class educational institutions such as UCL and Loughborough University have announced new campuses at Here East at the south-western end of the park which is also set to house 1.2million sq. ft. of new shops, restaurants and office space for tech, media and other innovative businesses.
All this investment is forecast to generate over 50,000 jobs for the area and in so doing the London Legacy Development Corporation will have successfully concluded one of the largest urban redevelopment projects seen in Europe for over 150 years.
Hackney’s waterways served as a transport link for thousands of years and acted as trade routes during the industrial era as well as during the Olympics, connecting Hackney Wick to the rest of London and the home counties. Now canals are home to hundreds of Londoners who reside in their colourful barges and businesses have made the towpaths their high street, selling everything from oysters to vintage furniture. You can follow the canals, on foot or cycle, all the way from Limehouse to Paddington to the west and up to Lee Valley towards the north.
Places to get to via the water:
- Hackney Lea Valley
- Hackney Marshes
- Canary Wharf
The apartments are excellently located for public transport. The architecturally acclaimed Hackney Wick Station, which has recently been subject of a £25m contemporary remodelling, is a five minute walk away and provides an excellent over-ground service connecting to Stratford (one stop), Highbury and Islington (four stops) and the rest of Central London.
The 26, 30 and 488 No. bus routes are close at hand, as are a ready supply of Boris Bikes which are stationed a few seconds walk away next to Cadogan Gate.
- Victoria Park
- 1 minute
- Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
- 10 minutes
- Hackney Wick Station
- 5 minutes
- Westfield Stratford City
- 13 minutes
- Victoria Park Village
- 10 minutes
- Columbia Rd
- 21 minutes
- Canary Warf
- 45 minutes
- Stratford International
- 28 minutes
- Homerton University Hospital
- 28 minutes
- Liverpool St
- 27 minutes
- 43 minutes
- 43 minutes