New homes on sale in "mini-Manhattan" London City Island, marketed as the capital's would-be culture hub

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London's "mini-Manhattan" development, soon to be home to the English National Ballet

London City Island, Leamouth Peninsula

From £365,000

The final and tallest building in the London City Island development will go on sale on Saturday. The marketing suite on the Leamouth Peninsula site will throw a party with ice pops and a juice bar from 10am to 5pm to entice buyers to invest in studio to three bedroom apartments in the Caledonia Building. The London Film School recently announced it’ll be moving to the 12-acre site along with the English National Ballet in 2018 and developer EcoWorld Ballymore is building a new 260ft red footbridge over the River Lea, connecting 1,700 new homes to nearby Canning Town tube station.

Call CBRE on 020 7519 5913 or visit

Rathbone Market, Canning Town

From £82,500 for a 25% share at full market value of £330,000

Housing association Notting Hill Housing is releasing Shared Ownership homes in Zone 2/3 for first time buyers struggling to get on the property ladder in London. There will be 45 one to three bedroom apartments launching later this year as part of final phase of the Rathbone Market scheme. The regeneration of Canning Town and Custom House will see 650 new homes, shops and offices built around a new market square, with access to the Jubilee Line and DLR nearby and Crossrail at Custom House.

Call Notting Hill Sales on 020 3553 7441 or visit

Peel Place, Earl’s Court

From £1,150 per week

An unusual small development of townhouses in Earl’s Court hopes to plug the gap for family homes in the private rented sector in the capital. The £5m project, from Singaporean developer Favor Well, has called in architects at Dexter Moren Associates – also working on the historical Shakespearean site of The Curtain in Shoreditch – to build the homes from scratch. There are eight four bedroom, four-storey houses and one three bedroom, three storey home, all either on Lillie Road or forming a terrace behind.

Call Jackson Stops & Staff on 020 7828 4050 or Chard Lettings on 020 7384 1400.

Catford Green, Catford

From £345,000

Buy a flat, get three years of free travel at a new development in the London Borough of Lewisham. Developer Barratt London is offering TfL travelcards to buyers who purchase an apartment by the end of September. Situated in SE6, 126 studios to three bedroom homes have been released at Dixie Court backing on to the 54-acre Ladywell Fields and flanked by two London Overground stations. In total, there will be 448 new apartments built at Catford Green spread across 13 buildings with proposals for shops and communal spaces on site and a new footbridge.

Call 0844 811 4321 or visit

50 Kensington Gardens Square, Bayswater

From £950,000

Live around a quintessential English garden square in one of 31 new apartments in west London. There are 30 homes by Versant Developments on sale, ranging from studios to three bedroom apartments, and one penthouse. Some have terrace or balcony views and underground parking is available, but all the properties come with free car club membership and access to a health club. Buyers will be a less than a ten minute walk away from Hyde Park, and Bayswater and Queensway tube stations.

Call Fraser & Co New Homes on 020 7723 1284 or email