Welcome to Canton

Canton is mostly made up of terrace houses, with a few flats thrown in for good measure! You may find that families on your street have lived there all their lives and probably know all the local shopkeepers by their first names.

On Cowbridge Road East you will find supermarkets, banks, pubs, butchers, pharmacies and some excellent restaurants. Over the last 10 years it has established itself as an ideal place to live for young professionals with families. It very much has the feel of an east london district, slightly alternative but very entrepreneurial. You really do have everything you need on your doorstep.

Canton also boasts the Chapter Arts Centre, which is a little gem. It screens independent films, and has art exhibitions as well as running a number of classes in yoga, drama groups and photography workshops.

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