When you’re buying property in Royal Docks, it’s important not to underestimate the value of investing in the area close to London City Airport. The high quality, newly built developments in E16 shield residents from any noise, leaving nothing but the convenience of living next to an international airport.
London City Airport Attracts Investors to Property in Royal Docks
Jay Yehia, estate agent at Henry Wiltshire’s Royal Docks office, understands the appeal of the airport. “London City Airport connects the UK capital’s business districts with the rest of the world,” he explains. “Residents of East London benefit from the convenience of City Airport, which is a real boon to frequent fliers. We often meet buyers and investors who have chosen the Royal Docks area because it’s easy for them to get to the airport as well as to work.”
Many people who work in the City and Docklands choose to live in East London to minimise their commute. Another “pull” factor for people buying property in E16 is City Airport, which allows them to easily travel abroad for both business and pleasure.
How long does it take to get to London City Airport?
While Heathrow is one of the biggest airports in the world, it is located beyond the M25 to the west of London, and can take over an hour to get to from Central London, either travelling a long way underground or changing at Paddington for the Heathrow Express.
London City Airport, on the other hand, is in travel zone 3 and has its own Docklands Light Railway station. Journey times are just twenty minutes from the City and fifteen from Docklands, making air travel an efficient means of getting to meetings in Europe and beyond. For frequent fliers living in East London, this means less time spent travelling and more time working or having fun.
Where can you fly to from City Airport?
London City Airport connects to many other business hubs in Britain and Europe, and there are also flights to New York. A regular service to Amsterdam Schiphol allows people flying from City to connect with the rest of the world.
These great connections have a strong appeal for people looking to buy property in East London. Jay says, “People choose to live in London because they want to be in the heart of the capital, for work, shopping, nightlife and culture. Good transport is vital, enabling them to access everything they need without wasting time on long journeys. London City Airport plays a positive part in this way of life, and is a strong factor in encouraging people to buy property in the Royal Docks area.”
Buy and sell property in Royal Docks
Jay and the team at Henry Wiltshire Royal Docks are experts in the E16 area. To find out how they can help you sell your Royal Docks property, contact them today on 020 3696 9616.