Canada Water is officially one of London’s hottest spots at present. Already undergoing major regeneration, it’s almost unrecognisable as the previously lacklustre Rotherhithe docks. Now, it’s a lively, modern area, with plenty of new developments, lots of shops, restaurants and other amenities, and buyers scouring the market, keen to secure a home in this sought-after location.
If you’re selling in the area, you need to make sure your buyers know all about what’s on offer. Here’s a checklist of the key features to mention.
Using Canada Water’s Features to Sell Your Property
- It’s easy to get around. Canada Water is in Zone Two, and is conveniently situated between Canary Wharf and the capital’s popular West End. This makes it the ideal location for commuting workers, who want easy access to London’s best nightlife and culture.
- It’s an area ‘on the up’. Canada Water has seen more regeneration than any other area in Southwark. The plans are formidable, with many zones already complete and some set to be completed next year. Residents can enjoy a waterfront town centre, a Guggenheim Museum-inspired library, and the world’s longest drawbridge.
- There’s plenty to see and do. Canada Water not only has its own attractive freshwater lake, it’s also home to lots of other attractions. Southwark Park is just a short walk away, with a children’s playground, café and plenty of room to have a picnic with the family. The Brunel Museum is situated in Railway Avenue, and there are also cinemas, a bowling alley and escape rooms close by.
- There are attractive waterside properties. If you’re fortunate enough to own a waterside home in Canada Water, you’re likely to find a buyer very quickly. Properties with waterside locations are extremely popular, and generally go at an excellent price. Likewise, any period properties (especially the converted warehouses) are usually sought-after, though the contemporary new developments are also in high demand.
- It has plenty of great schools. Canada Water is tailored perfectly for family life, and has some well-regarded schools in the area. Redriff Primary School and Albion Primary School are both nearby, and were recently awarded ‘outstanding’ in their Ofsted reports. Bacon’s College is another popular choice, and has improved significantly in recent years.
- It’s good for shopaholics. In addition to being close to some of London’s most well-known shopping zones (including Oxford Street), Canada Water has its own great retail centre – Surrey Quays. You’ll find several popular high street shops here, including Boots, Dorothy Perkins, River Island and much more.
- There are lots of great pubs and restaurants. Canada Water has a wealth of excellent places to eat and drink. Perhaps its most famous is the Mayflower pub, which is reputedly London’s first pub on the Thames, dating back 500 years.
- Excellent letting potential. If you’re selling your Canada Water property, bear in mind that landlords might be very interested in what you have to offer. This is due to the area’s growing popularity with tenants, who are happy to pay a premium for such a good location. The rental market in Canada Water is currently performing strongly, with two-bedroomed properties being especially popular (comprising over half the total properties on the market at present).