The Royal Arsenal is one of London’s most comprehensive redeveloped areas that have been entirely transformed by Berkeley Homes from the historic armaments manufacturing district into an upmarket riverside village.
It is an incredible mix of Grade I and Grade II listed buildings that have been converted into flats, as well as new houses and skyscrapers; it directly appeals to City and Canary Wharf professionals to rival nearby areas such as Greenwich and Docklands.
These professionals are drawn by the commuting links as much as the character, with a Thames Clipper stop, Docklands Light Railway services to Docklands and Canary Wharf, and trains from Woolwich Arsenal via London Bridge to Cannon Street or Charing Cross, or via the Thames Link service that go all the way to Luton Airport via Blackfriars, Farringdon and St Pancras. The Woolwich Ferry is also available to ferry the car across to the North of the River!
The real game-changer is the opening of the Elizabeth Line station – the new high-speed network that will take residents direct to Canary Wharf in 7 Minutes, Liverpool Street in 14 minutes, and Tottenham Court Road in 19 minutes – incredible for both work and social life and truly putting Royal Arsenal on the London map.
The new area mixes all the residential buildings with gyms, coffee shops, supermarkets, banks, pubs, restaurants and everything that the young professional desires for day to day life.
Across the road is the town centre with a giant Tesco’s as well as a wide variety of local shops and chain stores, an ever-changing and gentrifying place where the high earners mix with long term residents.
Royal Arsenal is a unique and special part of south-east London.