09 Sep 2022


The time has come, you’re looking for a new apartment. Though the process is incredibly exciting, there can be a lot of things to consider. To help you in your apartment buying journey, we’ve pulled together a few helpful tips. 

Visit as many as you can see

Though you may be in a rush to get your new place, it is really good practice to look at a number of apartments before you make the decision. This way you can get a feel for what you like and dislike, and what are the absolute deal breakers. You may already have some idea, but the more apartments you see, the clearer the image of what you want will become. 

If you want to view our Gallions Place apartments, our opening hours are 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sunday. 

Parking / bike storage

Consider the space outside the apartment, mostly in the form of a car parking, or bike storage space. If you’ve got a car, or a bike to get around, you’ll need somewhere safe to keep them secure. You will want to check what space comes with your apartment so that you’re not left lugging your bike up to your place, or having to park miles away. Sometimes this is advertised, sometimes you need to ask if you can negotiate this outdoor space outside of your apartment sale. 

For example, at our Gallions Place development, there is limited car parking that is available by separate negotiation. There is also plenty of bike storage in our parking area. 

Essentials close by 

It’s not just your own space outside the apartment, it's what else is nearby. You will have carefully considered your location but what about local amenities? Where are you going to grab some milk from, where is the best takeaway treat, and what are the transport links like when you need to travel for work or fun? Don’t let your dream apartment plans be ruined because the nearest shop is miles away, and there’s no transport to get you there. 

Our Gallions Place development is ideally located with shops, restaurants and tube stations within a few minutes walk. 

If you’re looking for modern and stylish apartments in East London, Gallions Place is a new riverside community with apartments less than a year from completion. 

References to “we”, “us” or “our” are to the part of the Vistry Group (including Linden Homes, Bovis Homes, Countryside Homes, Drew Smith, Vistry Ventures or one of Vistry’s joint venture companies) from which you are intending to purchase a new home. References to "you” and “your” are to the prospective buyer or buyers of a new home from us.

All images are used for illustrative purposes only and are representative only. They may not be the same as the actual home you purchase and the specification may differ. Images may be of a slightly different model of home. Individual features such as windows, brick, carpets, paint and other material colours may vary and also the specification of fittings may vary. Any furnishings and furniture are not included in any sale. Please check with our sales consultants for details of the exact specifications available at the development(s) for each type of home and the associated prices.