Block Management Bow
As a specialist Block Management Company we are operating in Bow .
History of Bow
Bow is situated in east London, in the borough of Tower Hamlets. It is 5.9 miles from the centre of London. In the early 12th century, a bowed bridge was built; and this is thought to have been the first stone bridge in the country. Thus the origins of the name "Bow," which is a shortening of the medieval name Stratford-at-Bow.
In the 14th century, Bow was a small village that did not always have easy access, because it was often flooded by the River Lea. There was a need for a church in the area, so in 1311 Bishop Baldock of London licensed the "chapel of ease". In 1327, King Edward III, (r. 1327-1377), granted a piece of land "in the middle of the King's highway", where the chapel was founded. At this time, the church was on an island.
During the reign of Queen Mary Tudor, or Mary I, (r. 1553-1558), in 1556, a group of Protestants who became known as the Stratford Martyrs, were burned at the stake, during the English Reformation. Prisoners from Newgate would be transported to Bow church, and burned in the church grounds. During her reign, Queen Mary Tudor ordered the execution of almost 300 Protestant heretics.
In the 17th century, Bow, like many parts of east London, had dangerous or unpleasant smelling trades. These were not welcome in the centre of the city. One example was a thriving trade in the slaughter of cattle. Curiously, cattle bones mixed with clay was the ingredient for Bow Porcelain. This very delicate blue and white porcelain proved to be popular.
During the reign of Queen Victoria, (r. 1837-1901), Sylvia Pankhurst established the East London Federation of Suffragettes in Bow Road. She helped local residents, for example, in the 1880s the Bryant and May factory held a match girls' strike. Women in the factory were dissatisfied with conditions: they worked for 14 hours a day for very low pay. Many became ill with "phossy jaw", from working with dangerous phospherous. Their strike was taken seriously, and conditions improved at the factory.
In 1850, Bow station was opened by the East and West India Docks and Birmingham Junction Railway company. This first station operated until 1944. In 1858, Bromley-by-Bow station was opened by the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway. Now it is an Underground station, on the District and Hammersmith & City line. In 1876, Bow Road station was opened by the Great Eastern Railway. It closed and re-opened over the years. In 1902, Bow Road became an Underground station, and is currently on the District and Hammersmith & City lines. It is now interlinked as an out of station interchange, with Bow Church station on the Docklands Light Railway.
New developments in Bow
Dominus New Homes have on offer The Exchange, 5 Yeo Street, Bow, London, E3. This is a lovely collection of new one, two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses. One bedroom apartments start at £450,000. The development is within a tranquil location, situated along the Limehouse Cut Canal, and many of the homes have a good view of the water.
Apartments are built to a high specification. Contemporary kitchens are designed by Betty Holland, with stone worktops and built in appliances; and bathrooms are stylish.
Residents have the benefit of roof terrace, cycle storage and private outside space. All apartments have Kone residential flow access, for ease of movement.
Westfield Stratford City is one of the largest shopping centres in Europe, with restaurants a cinema and 233 shops. This is a short distance away, by train or bike. There are plenty of parks and waterways to visit in the area.
The nearest station is Devons Road, Docklands Light Railway, 0.2 miles away. Langdon Park, Docklands Light Railway, is 0.3 miles away. Bromley-by-Bow, Underground, is 0.5 miles away.
Site Sales have on offer Three Waters, 21 Gillender Street, Bow, London, E3. This is a stunning collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments, coming soon to Bow Creek. These will be available, from 25% to 75% share of the full market value. £600,000 is the average full market value for a three bedroom apartment.
The development is situated where the three waters of Bow Creek, the River Lea and Limehouse Cut meet, in east London.
Apartments have raised gardens, roof terrace and private balconies, with pleasant views across the water.
Residents will have the advantage of this rapidly developing area, with a vibrant waterside living; and there will be a 24 hour concierge and state-of-the-art on site cinema.
The nearest station is Bow Church, Docklands Light Railway, 0.2 miles away. Both Bow Road, Underground, and Bromley-by-Bow, Underground, are 0.3 miles away.
What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Bow
In the summer, I went to Victoria Park with my family. We enjoyed a walk and there were lovely lakes, fountain and a Chinese Pagoda. Then we had a nice picnic in the park.
Things to do in Bow
Victoria Park, Old Ford Road, Bow, London, E3, is Tower Hamlet's largest park. It is 86 hectares of open space. It is also the oldest park in London, and was first opened in 1845. There are park trails, including The Victoria Park Memoryscape Trail, which takes you on a historical tour around the park, where you can listen to memories from local park users, and learn about the park's past. It has changed over nearly 170 years. The park has pleasant lakes and fountains with a Chinese Pagoda, and the Old English Garden. There is a bowls club, cricket pitch, football pitch, skate park, running track, lido, children's playground and a cafe. Events at the park include free outdoor cinema, live music and entertainment and street food.
Bow - Cultural Scene
Greedy Cow, 2 Grove Road, Bow, London, E3, has a good varied menu, including starters, not all related to steaks and burgers. However, the main course menu has steaks, including sirloin, ribeye, fillet, marinated lamb chops, salmon fillet and chicken ceasar salad. Steaks come with homemade sauces. Burgers include "Greedy" burgers, British beef, Italian burger, French burger, buttermilk chicken, Jamaican burger (spicy), veggie burger and pulled lamb. There are plenty of toppings for the burgers. Mains come with additional sides. The drinks menu includes cocktails, prosecco and champagne, rose wine, red wine, white wine, beer, cider and ale, and soft drinks.
Top 3 Block Management Companies in Bow
Ringley Group – specialising in the block management of residential flats
Keatons - 397-399 Mile End Road, Bow, London E3 4PB
Felicity Lord - 646 Mile End Road, Bow, London E3 4LH
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