Explore East Ham
The history of New Market Place
Built on the site of the former market, East Ham is a vibrant, cosmopolitan area, but there’s still very much a caring East End atmosphere which has grown through its history.
Back in the 1850s, East Ham Railway Station opened, marking the first step that changed the area from a scattered village to a bustling district of London. The electric District Railway followed in 1908. In the same way, the new Crossrail service coming to nearby Manor Park has made the neighbourhood an even more appealing choice.
L&Q at New Market Place is just a short walk away from East Ham tube station, where you can catch regular District Line and Hammersmith & City Line trains to Central London. If you love to travel abroad, St Pancras International is about 30 minutes away and you can reach London’s main airports quickly too – in fact, London City Airport is less than 4 miles from New Market Place.
London on your doorstep
If you like to keep fit, you’ll be living near some excellent sports facilities such as the East Ham Leisure Centre. Better still, you’ll be within cycling distance of the world-class Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
You might be living in a bustling urban area, but you’ll have plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy natural surroundings. The 9-acre East Ham Nature Reserve has a wonderful mix of beautiful meadows and woodlands.
Eat & Drink
In such a cosmopolitan area, you’ll have a world of different cuisines on your doorstep. From much-praised Indian and European restaurants to relaxing pubs and tranquil cafés, there’s plenty to explore.
East Ham is in the London Borough of Newham, which boasts 23 parks and around 45 green spaces. You’ll be living near Central Park, a charming space with ornamental gardens, sports and play facilities, a café and a pond with an attractive fountain.