limehouse basin

Limehouse Basin Area Guide


Right in the heart of Tower Hamlets is this ancient maritime centre. Limehouse is just a few miles east of Charing Cross and within walking distance of the City of London’s financial district. However, despite its central location it still has an authentic feel to it, and is uniquely connected to the river Thames. You’ll find some of the oldest pubs in London along the riverside, and some unusual (and slightly spooky) locations such as the Limehouse Stairs.

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The name ‘Limehouse’ refers to the lime kilns that were positioned close to the river. Today, the potteries and lime kilns have gone, but the area retains an artisan feel, giving the area a special atmosphere of creativity that makes it popular with artists and digital media creatives. If you’re looking for warehouse apartments then Limehouse is the place to be, especially along Narrow Street, where you’ll also find the most famous pub in Limehouse, The Grapes. Desirable, modern conversions that retain plenty of original features and character make property in Limehouse particularly popular with young professionals. Demand is high but when Limehouse properties become available, they’re immediately snapped up so it pays to keep checking what’s on offer so you don’t miss out.