Where to live near the Elizabeth line

  • 07th Jun 22
Where to live near the Elizabeth line

After years of delays, the new Elizabeth line is finally open. Built by Crossrail project, the service will boost capacity and cut journey times for east-west travel across London. We look at where you can find a Build to Rent home to make the most of this new connectivity.

Where does it run to and from?

The Elizabeth line will operate in three separate sections, with the central section just opened running from Paddington in west London to Abbey Wood. Overall, the line stretches from Reading in Berkshire and Heathrow Airport in west London to Abbey Wood and Shenfield in Essex.

What are the benefits of living close by?
Commuting is set for a big overhaul now the line is finally open. The biggest advantage will be the shorter journey times with Londoners seeing their commuting times tumbling. For example, the Canary Wharf to Liverpool Street trip used to take 21 minutes and now can be completed in just six minutes. Paddington to Tottenham Court Road will take just four minutes compared to twenty minutes previously and the number of trains throughout have been increased, which should hopefully reduce congestion.

Where are the new stations?

Several new stations are being built to complement the existing stations that have been redeveloped. The main ones are:

  • Paddington
  • Bond Street
  • Tottenham Court Road
  • Farringdon
  • Liverpool Street
  • Whitechapel
  • Canary Wharf
  • Custom House
  • Woolwich
  • Abbey Wood


Find your new home close to the Elizabeth line

Aldgate Place, 4 New Drum Street, E1 7AS

Exclusive collection of luxury pet-friendly one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments all with flexible lease options and private winter gardens.


Fizzy Stepney Green, Textile House, Tower Hamlets, E1 3FE

Conveniently located for east London and the city, Fizzy Stepney Green offers a selection of luxury one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with private balconies with views over the city. Dog and cat friendly as well as secure bicycle storage, these contemporary homes are ideal for you and your pet.


Iona Tower Apartments, 33 Ross Way, E14 7GG

Combining excellent connectivity within an oasis of calm, these stylish apartments feature interior design by award-winning architects. A luxury specification with stunning views, all apartments have a modern feel and are fitted to a high specification.


City Wharf, 14 Wharf Road, Hackney, N1 7RW

An urban collection of stylish canal side apartments finished to a high specification with a spacious open-plan layout, perfect for entertaining. With a choice of balcony or terrace, this is an excellent spot to enjoy the cultural hub within the local area.


Elephant Central, 38 New Kent Road, Southwark, SE1 6TJ

A choice of contemporary, furnished one, two- and three-bedroom apartments, flooded with natural light and conveniently offered with plenty of storage. Residents have access to a shared club room and outdoor space and there are lots of residents’ events to help you feel connected to the community.


10 George Street, Canary Wharf, E14 9QG

If it’s amenities and community you are after, look no further than 10 George Street which boasts a 24/7 gym studio, self-service bar, private dining room and lounge, which opens out onto a large terrace. These contemporary apartments rise above the gardens and boardwalks of Wood Wharf’s waterside, providing attractive views.


Sailmakers, 31 Harbour Quay, E14 9ZP

This collection of pet-friendly one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments are just footsteps from Canary Wharf. For those with a busy lifestyle, they can relax and take advantage of premium services such as personal training, laundry, cleaning and even pet care. There’s also a cinema, lounge, gym, therapy and yoga rooms, business lounge and roof terrace, making life that bit easier. 


Fizzy East16, 15 Silvertown Way, E16 1JT

Stylish interior design and access to a range of exclusive features, makes this development in Canning Town a huge hit with tenants. Take advantage of the podium gardens, co-working suite, resident lounges, and social events. Your dogs will love it too with the added benefit of The Pawder Room to make life easier after muddy walks as well as pet-friendly furniture packs.


Elizabeth line top facts

  • The Elizabeth line is initially operating in three sections between Abbey Wood and Paddington, Liverpool Street and Shenfield, and Paddington to Heathrow and Reading.
  • The project is at least £4bn over budget and opened nearly three-and-a-half years late. However, now it has launched, it has already had a transformative impact on local business and opened more of London.
  • It was originally known as the Crossrail.
  • It was renamed the Elizabeth line in 2016, in honour of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The seats are covered with a purple moquette fabric designed by design studio Wallace Sewell.


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