Limehouse sits on the banks of the River Thames, and derives its name from the Old English ‘lime-oast’, which refers to the lime kilns or oasts based here in medieval times. Limehouse was used as a major distribution hub until the introduction and subsequent growth of the railways as a more popular means of transportation. Limehouse did enjoy a resurgence of industry during the first and second world wars, but soon fell into a decline thereafter. The docks were closed in the 1960s and it wasn’t until the 1980s when Limehouse was developed again, with the 1982 Limehouse Area Development Strategy, which reimagined the area as a significant residential and business location, with new transport links in the form of the DLR. Limehouse Basin and Marina is an area of interest for many of the people living and working here, with leisure and luxury residential buildings on the waterfront.
Setting up your business here
Limehouse enjoys a range of industries and businesses, from small startups to larger companies. Limehouse boasts everything from estate agents to bespoke furniture companies, with many businesses reflecting the unique nature of the location. There are a great range of amenities in Limehouse, making it a great place to live and work, and the area can be seen as a little more unique and relaxed than much of the City.
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Things to do in Limehouse
Limehouse has plenty of activities to enjoy during the daytime or evening, for business or pleasure. Stepney City Farm is a small farm suitable for the whole family to enjoy, hosting a range of different animals to take care of and enjoy, and hosting regular volunteering and craft sessions for a unique day out. For an evening out, Troxy is one of the most prestigious venues in London at the moment - a 1930s art deco dance hall, filled with bright lights, a myriad of colours and exciting events, concerts and exhibitions all year round. One of Limehouses most popular restaurants is The Narrow, a Gordon Ramsey restaurant which has a little of the casual bluster of the man himself, as well as a stunning river view. The Maroons is another popular restaurant, serving African-Caribbean cuisine in a modern setting. For a quiet drink, or even a proper night out, The Grapes is one of the busiest pubs in the area, offering classic British food and real ales, set right on the river.
- Tube lines: DLR, C2C
- Mainline stations: Limehouse
- Nearest motorways: M11
- Nearest airports: London City
- Other: Buses and taxis. Boat services are available from Canary Wharf Pier