Old Ford Road Holding
Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf

LIVING EAST
AT OLD FORD APARTMENTS

A short stroll across the bridge connecting Bow with
the Olympic site first brings you to the canals, sights
and sounds of Hackney Wick.

Canary Wharf

This area has an incredible buzz about the streets, and features a large selection of artists’ studios and galleries, restaurants, bars, cafés and artisan shops all of which are within walking distance of The Old Ford Apartments.

Ideally situated for exploring the quirky delights of East London, and perfectly positioned for a swift commute into The City or the centre of the capital, The Old Ford Apartments really does provide the ideal location for modern London living.

PERFECTLY POSITIONED

Hackney Wick has seen much in the way of regeneration courtesy
of the nearby Olympic site, and now hosts a rich mix of restaurants,
independent shops and galleries.

Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf

Home to brilliant brunch, excellent restaurants and even better pubs.

HACKNEY WICK

Bordered by Bow, Mile End and Homerton the area still feels industrial in part — though the winding River Lea provides pretty canal side views as an antidote.

Hackney Wick is home to a fantastic mixture of gastronomic delights. These include the latest addition to the Breakfast Club empire, Mason and Co (below) for amazing lunches, Grow – serving London’s best street food, and, of course, traditional East End greasy spoon The Wick Cafe, which is always worth a visit.

The area is laden with popular destinations for a night out or a quiet drink, including The Crate (left) with its fantastic selection of house brewed beers and cider. Sample some more local tipple from Howling Hops Brewery (above left) in their unique Tank Bar. If you fancy seeing a bit more of the local scenery, docked outside Crate is the Alfred Le Roy (below), a restauranton- a-boat that makes trips along the river on the weekends. Hire it for a special occasion or sign up for one of their regular food and drink cruises and enjoy charcuterie, E5 Bakehouse bread and Neal’s Yard cheese on board.

Canary Wharf

Take a stroll around Victoria Park, admiring the many beautiful canals and picturesque boating pond...

GRAB A COFFEE OR RELAX BY THE RIVER

In comparison to other parts of East London Hackney Wick has a few small, but perfectly formed, independent coffee shops. Namely, The Roasting Shed (left), a small batch coffee roastery where they hand-roast speciality coffee beans carefully selected from farmers around the world.

Victoria Park Pavilion is the next best place to stop for a coffee or to enjoy a laid back lunch. The cafe-come-shop is always well stocked with home made bread and cake for a take home treat. Afterwards take a stroll around Victoria Park, admiring the many beautiful canals and picturesque boating pond. Pedalo hire is also on offer in the warmer months! In the summer you can make the most of the weather and enjoy any of the frequent outdoor festivals and events Victoria Park has to offer, and every November park-goers in their thousands are treated to a wildly ambitious theatrical fireworks display which is laid on by Tower Hamlets Council.

Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf

LOCAL LOVES

From the renowned Roman Road Market to plenty of pubs to try,
East London really does have it all.

The Old Ford Apartments are ideally placed to experience the best of what Bow has to offer. Apart from the amazing Victoria Park, the best of the area lies in the fantastic gastro pubs, local distillery, and even a brewery or two (or three).

If you’re looking for fine dining, the renowned Morgan Arms, on Morgan Street is a self-styled ‘classy East London pub with fabulous food’, serving up treats such as crispy belly of pork with carrot puree, balsamic onions, chargrilled celeriac and pork jus. Moreover, right opposite the southern entrance to Victoria Park is The Crown, a cozy, beautifully decorated gastro pub. It has a delicious seasonal menu, the usual great ales and wine list, and frequent events.

Canary Wharf

PUBS-A-PLENTY

Just a short stroll from Roman Road is your new local - The Green Goose (right and middle right). A newcomer to the East End pub scene, it has established itself as a firm favourite, promising quality British food and a fine selection of East London ales. Enjoy a pint in the cosy bar, or head outside into the walled garden to find a uniquely peaceful spot in this bustling part of the capital. The menu launches in mid Autumn 2016 – be sure to be the first in line!

And if you’re looking a little further afield, The Palm Tree makes a great stop for a drink after a blustery walk through Mile End Park, and there’s often live jazz at the weekends. You can grab an excellent pizza at The Lauriston across Victoria Park, and there’s also a free jukebox to while away the hours.


THE OLYMPIC PARK

Bigger than both Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens put together, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is one of London’s most ambitious regeneration projects. Visitors can enjoy biking trails, sports venues, playgrounds and more, surrounded by over 4,000 new trees and a network of rivers and canals to explore.


VICTORIA PARK VILLAGE

Home to a plethora of independent shops and restaurants Victoria Park Village is a picturesque place to wander through on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Sample some grade-A fish and chips from The Fish House, or sit and soak up the atmosphere with dinner outside The Empress.


ROMAN ROAD MARKET

This old East End favourite fills the street along the East side of Roman Road on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. You’ll find everything from fashion stalls to fruit and veg, tasty treats to tempt you, toys, and plenty of hand bags. Close by to Old Ford Road, Roman Road will conveniently provide you with not only a local food market, but is home to a variety of independent coffee shops and of course G Kelly, the traditional East End pie and mash shop. And if you’re just wanting to grab a pint of milk, there’s also a very conveniently located Tesco.


A CENTRE FOR SHOPPING

You can easily walk to Westfield Stratford in 25 minutes from Old Ford Apartments. Here you’ll find endless choice of shops and restaurants, all conveniently located in the same complex alongside a cinema and bowling lane. If you’re stuck for something to do on a rainy day, Westfield will definitely have the answer!

Bigger than both Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens put together, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is one of London’s most ambitious regeneration projects.

Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf

GETTING AROUND

Close to the tube, overground and DLR, transport is not in short
suppy for Old Ford Road. Be in the city in 11 minutes, and the West
End in 25.

Canary Wharf

HACKNEY WICK
OVERGROUND

A twelve minute walk from The Old Ford Apartments, Hackney Wick station provides direct access to cross London overground trains, including trains stopping at Highbury and Islington for a convenient interchange onto the Victoria Line.

BOW CHURCH DLR

Bow Church DLR is a short fifteen minute walk from the apartments, providing speedy services to Canary Wharf and Stratford International.

BOW ROAD TUBE

Conveniently located just sixteen minutes on foot from Old Ford is Bow Road Tube station, and District and Hammersmith and City services into Central London, King’s Cross, Embankment, and West London.

STRATFORD
INTERNATIONAL

Old Ford Apartments is just a short DLR ride from Stratford International station and the Jubilee and Central lines, DLR and overground for excellent access to all areas of the city. Stratford is also soon to be home to a new Crossrail stop.

BY ROAD AND TAXI

With major roads A12 and A13 (East India Dock Road) both close by, Old Ford Apartments is also superbly placed to access the motorway network including the M11 for Stansted Airport or the M25.

BY BUS OR BY BIKE

The bus routes serving Old Ford Apartments are plentiful, and many operate a 24 hour service. The routes include the 8 to Tottenham Court Road, the 276 and 488, both to the quirky cafes and independent shops of Stoke Newington and the 339.

FROM HACKNEY WICK OVERGROUND

STRATFORD INTERNATIONAL
5 MINS
HIGHBURY & ISLINGTON
11 MINS
WEST HAMPSTEAD
28 MINS
RICHMOND
55 MINS

FROM PUDDING MILL LANE DLR

STRATFORD INTERNATIONAL
11 MINS
CANARY WHARF
14 MINS
TOWER GATEWAY
25 MINS
MONUMENT
26 MINS

FROM BOW ROAD
TUBE

LIVERPOOL STREET
11 MINS
TOWER HILL
11 MINS
EMBANKMENT
23 MINS
VICTORIA
27 MINS

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING VENUES FOR PROVIDING PUBLICITY SHOTS: ALL PHOTOGRAPHS OF CRATE BREWERY SUPPLIED BY CRATE BREWERY, ALL PHOTOGRAPHS OF HOWLING HOPS BREWERY TAKEN BY EUGENIO GROSSO, ALL PHOTOGRAPHS OF ALFRED LE ROY TAKEN BY BEN PERKINS, ALL PHOTOGRAPHS OF MASON & CO-SUPPLIED BY MASON & COMPANY AND FLEET ARCHITECTS AND ALL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROASTING SHED TAKEN BY FOUNDERS NEIL AND RICARDO.