The launch of City Island by Ballymore – yes London’s new neighbourhood is a stone’s throw away

November 29, 2014

There wasn’t a single celebrity in Central London last night… Nope, they were all at the launch of City Island by Ballymore, along with Luxuria Lifestyle.

A city?  An island?  In London I hear you say?!  Yes indeedy.  A 12 acre island which is set to become the ‘mini- Manhattan’ of the Capital is being built as we speak and will be ready in 2016 with 1700 stylish apartments and numerous bars, restaurants and boutique shops.

Tom Odell sang and Diana Vickers and Millie Mackintosh were amongst the throng being entertained by girlie DJ duo Le Bon Tong (that’s Amber Le Bon and Becky Tong).  We ate and drank island inspired canapés and cocktails including naked Wagyu beef burgers with Comte cheese and Orkney scallops followed by salted caramel peanut butter lollypops washed down with mulled Sipsmith sloe gin with apple and Vodka espresso martinis.

Whilst looking for the toilets, I stumbled upon the stunning show apartments – they’re well worth a look if you fancy living only an island away from London.  Providing an important link between Canning Town and the City, this new neighbourhood looks set to become very hot property over the next year.

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