In a 2016 study, a team of researchers from New Zealand and the US found that living within sight of water (blue space) was linked to lower levels of psychological stress. For those looking to escape the city hustle and bustle without actually leaving the capital, Folio London has launched a brand new collection of contemporary rental homes at Royal Albert Wharf in London’s Royal Docks, E16, with plenty of calming blue space for a peaceful outlook.
Comprising a collection of two and three bedroom 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.
Lizzie Stevens, Director of Folio London, comments: “The benefits of living near water are clear, especially in a stressful city environment such as London. All of our brand new rental homes at Royal Albert Wharf offer that added extra of being situated alongside the River Thames’ famous Docklands, while boasting the superb travel connections this area of the capital affords. This tranquil setting means residents can feel detached from the busy work environment without compromising on access to the heart of London and all it has to offer.”
All of the modern apartments at Royal Albert Wharf have been beautifully designed and finished to a high specification. Bright, open-plan living spaces feature full-height windows and doors leading to private balconies, maximising natural sunlight and fabulous views. The sleek kitchens are fitted with soft-closing gloss cabinets and integrated Bosch appliances, including oven, ceramic hob, chimney hood, fridge freezer and dishwasher.
The spacious bedrooms are fully carpeted, boasting fitted wardrobes in each master bedroom, with many apartments also including en-suite shower rooms. Bathrooms and en-suites feature white Ideal Standard sanitary ware, ceramic floor and wall tiling and high-quality chrome fixtures and fittings, including heated ladder-style towel rails.
Each apartment also offers a generous terrace or winter garden, allowing residents to make the most of their prime position beside the water. Each resident will also benefit from a dedicated concierge service to help take care of errands and deliveries.
Developed as part of 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 plethora 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.
Folio London is the private rental arm of Notting Hill Housing Group, a not-for-profit organisation which has been providing homes for Londoners for over 50 years. Members of ARLA and CIH, Folio London owns and manages apartments and houses across the capital, helping renters find a home that’s right for them.