Living in Plaistow area information and guide

Plaistow area overview

Plaistow in east London is a fairly run down inner east London district. The area is very residential and dominated by large social housing estates. In January 2013 a substantial new housing development of both private and affordable homes was approved on the sight of the old Plaistow Hospital and construction is now complete. Plaistow is home to Premier League side West Ham. It is well connected with two stations on the District and Hammersmith & City lines which run into Tower Hill in the City in just under 20 minutes.

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Key statistics for
Plaistow E13

Rentonomy Ratings1
Shopping & Leisure:
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People Profile1
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Global Fusion
< 20 years old
Bangladesh, India, Pakistan
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Plaistow?

Plaistow contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • Plaistow (E13 0)
  • Newham (E13 8)
  • Upton Park (E13 9)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Plaistow

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
H'smith & City
Baker Street (34 min)
Upton Park
H'smith & City
Baker Street (37 min)
West Ham
Tower Hill (16 min)
West Ham
H'smith & City
Bond Street (25 min)
Custom House
Bank (17 min)
Prince Regent
Bank (18 min)
Canning Town
Bond Street (23 min)
Royal Victoria
Bank (16 min)
East Ham
H'smith & City
Baker Street (39 min)
Royal Albert
Bank (21 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: < 20 years old
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 69
60 - 74
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Bangladesh


17% of non-UK born population


15% of non-UK born population


14% of non-UK born population

Type: Global Fusion

Here we have lots of young working people living in metropolitan terraces from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds.

Source: Experian

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