HomeViews – dubbed the ‘Tripadvisor for property’ – is a new website for residential reviews, where those living in London’s new developments share their views, much like you would on AirBnb, Tripadvisor or Amazon
The HomeViews mission is simple – to support those looking for their next home with honest and trustworthy insights from the people living there. The site already has thousands of reviews from London residents, as well as contributions from viewers and industry professionals.
To celebrate its launch, the team has rounded-up some of their top developments, as rated by reviewers…
1 One Tower Bridge, Southwark
HomeViews star rating: 4.89 out of 5 (based on 9 reviews)
What the residents say: ‘Overall, these luxury homes provide a five-star living experience by the banks of the Thames, which is also located close to global businesses, Michelin-starred restaurant and other attractions that are the focal point of London’s social and business elite.’ Anonymous, resident
HomeViews summary: To say that Berkeley Homes’ One Tower Bridge has a prime location would be something of an undersell. Live here and you’re neighboured by some of London’s most famous landmarks, such as Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and, of course, the river Thames. Throw high-spec apartments, a business lounge and a gorgeous private health club into the mix, and it’s easy to see why this one is one of our highest-rated developments.
More more about One Tower Bridge: homeviews.com/one-tower-bridge
2 Dressage Court, Bethnal Green
HomeViews star rating: 4.82 out of 5 (based on 22 reviews)
What the residents say: ‘I LOVE living at Dressage Court. Could not be happier. It’s a great place to live and the resident team are amazing!’ Anonymous, verified resident
HomeViews summary: 104 smart, rental-only apartments from Essential Living, with a plum spot in trendy Bethnal Green. Residents have a dedicated team onsite around-the-clock, and swish shared spaces like a residents’ lounge, work zone and a rooftop terrace that overlooks Canary Wharf and the City. Oh, and it’s pet friendly, too.
Read more about Dressage Court: homeviews.com/dressage-court
3 Fizzy Hayes, Hayes
HomeViews star rating: 4.79 out of 5 (based on 24 reviews)
What the residents say: ‘From the first time I Skype-toured my flat with Dave, to moving in with Kiran’s help, and Ha’s constant help and kindness, Fizzy has felt like a community since day one. On top of that, to have a community of tenants full of dog lovers who are supportive, kind, and helpful all the time is such an incredible blessing.’ Kaleigh H, verified resident
HomeViews summary: Fizzy Hayes has bagged a string of HomeViews Awards since the website’s inception, and it’s easy to see why. Fizzy Living’s signature perks include a pets-welcome policy, an onsite Property Manager known as ‘Bob’ (at Fizzy Hayes it’s Ha, who was named Property Week’s Property Manager of the Year in 2018), and a promise of ‘hassle-free renting’. Fizzy Hayes offers plush apartments and townhouses, just a short walk from Hayes & Harlington station, which will welcome Crossrail in 2019.
Read more about Fizzy Hayes: homeviews.com/fizzy-hayes
4 Embassy Gardens, Nine Elms
HomeViews star rating: 4.78 out of 5 (based on 9 reviews)
What the residents say: ‘It feels like I live in a hotel. A truly impressive spot to live, friendly staff, beautiful people. From gym classes to private cinema showings, a party room, snooker table, pool, sauna, team, outdoor jacuzzi and valet parking. There’s not much else you really need on your doorstep. I can walk along the river to Battersea Park or Vauxhall. Easy easy.’ Vix Farrar, verified resident
HomeViews summary: EcoWorld Ballymore’s Embassy Gardens is in the heart of the Nine Elms district – an emerging riverside hub of glossy new skyscrapers, parks and transport links. The luxury apartments at this development come with a side-order of high-end leisure facilities, including a 25-metre Sky Pool suspended between two buildings. Big names were brought in for its construction, including Sir Terry Farrell CBE (the man behind the MI6 building) and interior design gurus Luis Bustamante and Benningen Lloyd, with Huw Morgan on landscaping.
Read more about Embassy Gardens: homeviews.com/embassy-gardens
5 Vantage Point, Islington
HomeViews star rating: 4.71 out of 5 (based on 31 reviews)
What the residents say: ‘Perfect for those who are looking for high quality living, excellent building management service and cosy atmosphere. Coming from the Nordics, the quality and style of the facilities meet our expectations extremely well. You feel safe, supported and welcomed.’ AS, verified resident
HomeViews summary: Essential Living’s Vantage Point is a glittering, rental-only high-rise that puts residents on top of Archway tube station – literally. There’s a private dining room on offer, and a top-of-the-range fitness centre on the 17th floor. As for living spaces, expect a mix of stylish and ultra-contemporary studios and apartments.
Read more about Vantage Point: homeviews.com/vantage-point
6 Greenwich Peninsula, Greenwich
HomeViews star rating: 4.69 out of 5 (based on 13 reviews)
What the residents say: ‘I rented in Greenwich Millennium Village and loved the area so decided to pool resources with my girlfriend and purchase a one-bed flat in 2015. We had been to launch events before and underestimated demand so we missed out – this time we got there early and queued for hours to reserve our flat. When you live in Greenwich next to the river and the Greenwich Ecology Park, it doesn’t feel like full on city living, and instead I have the best of both worlds. My commute is easy as I can walk and avoid the joys of rush hour!’ Jack, resident
HomeViews summary: This 150-acre purpose-built neighbourhood is by Knight Dragon, and it’s hard to do it justice in just a few lines. Along with some 15,000 new homes across seven quarters, it will eventually have a shedload of riverfront restaurants and bars, a new Design District, a 5km running track, and a yacht club, not to mention several pockets of green space. Units here range from sleek studios to waterfront townhouses, so there’s a floorplan to suit all budgets and backgrounds.
Read more about Greenwich Peninsula: homeviews.com/greenwich-peninsula
From luxury Canary Wharf penthouses to cutting-edge apartments in Hackney Wick, HomeViews offers insights on London’s residential property scene. Search for your development and leave a review or read up ahead of your next move. Find out more at homeviews.com
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