The Evening Standard on the East London Line effect

Stuff of more substance coming up soon, we promise, but in the mean time, The Evening Standard has been writing about the impact of house prices that the East London Line has had along areas on its route since 2008.

They say:

Exclusive research for the Evening Standard today showed the value of properties in areas such as Haggerston, Shadwell, Wapping and New Cross have risen sharply over the past two years.

More details in the original article, but of specific stops of BC interest, they say:


Price: £294,157 (+7.8%)
Best roads: Five minutes' walk from the station, Wickham Road is rated one of the area's best.
Why live there: The area is not short of green spaces with Blythe Hill, Brockley and Hilly Fields.
Who lives there: actor David Haig and musician Nick Nicely.

New Cross/Gate

Price: £286,036 (+22.7%).
Best roads: Billington Road and Pepys Road for Victorian houses.
Why live there: Excellent if you are a Millwall fan. Good pubs include the Amersham Arms. “Outstanding” Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College.
Who lives there: Musician Steve Harley grew up here.

Honor Oak does not get a mention.