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Top property investment hotspots on the DLR route

Finding somewhere to live in London that’s both affordable and next to a tube station can be complicated but have you thought about looking for a property on the Docklands Lights Railway (DLR) route? With frequent train services, quick driverless trains and stations located all throughout East London, commuting via the DLR can be much more pleasant than the tube. We’ve searched high and low to bring you the top areas along the DLR that are great property investment hotspots too.

Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf has recently become one of the capital’s most popular addresses for residential property investments. The area has undergone a number of important development projects in recent years. And with thousands of new homes and developments to be built in the next five years in and around Canary Wharf, the neighbourhood is only going to become more attractive. Plus with the opening of the Elizabeth Line in 2019, house prices and rents in the area are also set to rise.


Poplar is earning a brand new reputation amongst Londoners as one of the best areas for property investment in the capital. Located only moments away from the hustle and bustle of Canary Wharf, those living in Poplar can enjoy close proximity to a world-class selection of restaurants, shops and bars, many of which have waterside locations and fantastic views over London.


Stratford is one of the most popular areas for property investments in London. The neighbourhood has strongly benefitted from recent regeneration plans including the opening of the Westfield shopping centre and the creation of East Village with many shops, restaurants and green spaces around. And thanks to frequent DLR services, Stratford is only 20 minutes away from Canary Wharf making it a top investment destination for those who work there.


Woolwich is all about transformation. The area is currently being revamped with thousands of new homes and a revitalised city centre. It is also extremely well connected with DLR trains and Thames clipper boats to Canary Wharf and beyond. Woolwich is set to become one of the best-connected neighbourhoods in London in the next years, leaving you perfectly placed to enjoy all that London has to offer.

Canning Town

Conveniently located moments away from Canary Wharf, Canning Town is fast-becoming a destination of choice for professionals looking to invest in property. Canning Town is currently served by the Jubilee line and DLR, meaning that key central destinations can also be reached quickly and conveniently. £3.7 billion is currently being invested to help develop the area with the objective of creating over 10,000 new homes and an Elizabeth Line station at Custom House due to open next year.


We have a growing portfolio of properties available on the DLR route, such as Royal Wharf, a selection of stunning waterfront apartments located in the popular Royal Docks area. We also have a wide range of new-build properties available in prestigious developments located in the very heart of Canary Wharf such as The Madison and Horizons Tower – for the best return on your property investments.

Looking to buy a property in East London? Call the Kingsley Hamilton Estates team today on 020 7078 0214, or send an email to, and a member of our team will get in touch shortly.