COBOURN STREET
Price: £1,395m
This Victorian terrace house retains many of its period features. It has four bedrooms arranged across four floors. The interiors are well designed throughout. Contact: Foxtons’ Shoreditch office on 020 7033 1414 or go to www.foxtons.co.uk

MEDWAY ROAD
Price: £499,995
Located close to the Medway Conservation area, this four-bedroom Victorian town house has a “Birch style” fitted kitchen, a master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a double reception room. Contact: Winkworth on 020 8981 6776 or go to www.winkworth.co.uk

FAIRFIELD ROAD
Price: £241,999
This one-bedroom flat sits inside a converted matchstick factory with communal gardens. The development has a 24-hour porter, an on-site gym, swimming pool, restaurant and convenience store. Contact: Foxtons’ Shoreditch office on 020 7033 1414 or go to www.foxtons.co.uk

NEED TO KNOW | BOW

Commuting: Bow offers a short commute to both the City and Canary Wharf. Canary Wharf is just 18 minutes away on the DLR, while the City is a 30-minute walk or 10 minute tube journey to either Liverpool Street or Bank, using the District or Metropolitan Line.

Education: The state school, the Central Foundation Girls' School, on Harley Grove in Bow gets reasonably good results with 77 per cent of its pupils scoring A*-C at GSCE. For further options, parents should consider the wide variety of independent schools that central London provides.