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in Canary Wharf

Discover living in Canary Wharf, East London, with the area overview, transport links, greenery, and sought-after property developments.
Last update on 11 Mar 2024

Key details

  1. Expectations A new atmosphere and feel of a regenerated and transforming area with emerging communities.
  2. Typical lifestyle From busy days in financial hubs to relaxed afternoons in riverside cafés and restaurants.
  3. Not on the cards Dull atmosphere, boring lifestyles, nonconformity.
  4. Market settings The top 3 area with the number of new builds developments, heated demand, large difference gaps in prices.
  5. Feel of the area Emerging, transforming, and welcoming.


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Popular Commute Times

London Eye 26m by train, 30m by car
London City Airport 20m by train, 11m by car
Victoria Park 31m by train, 12m by car
Heathrow Airport 55m by train, 80m by car

Well Known Subways

Canada Water
North Greenwich
Canary Wharf


North with Poplar
East with Greenwich
South with the Isle of Dogs
West with Rotherhithe

Around The Block

Canary Wharf sits just next to the Isle of Dogs. Read on and get a new perspective over buzzing Canary Wharf with its transport links, shops, restaurants, greenery, and new property developments.

Canary Wharf: a Quick Glance

Just some decades ago, you could hardly find anything but dull and derelict industrial docks in Canary Wharf. Currently, it is a buzzing and revolutionised area, which is not an exaggeration or some pretentious statement at all.

Living in Canary Wharf

Home to more than 120,000 working residents, Canary Wharf is what many refer to as the best destination for genuine living in the capital. From major business hubs to sports hotspots, it seems Canary Wharf has it all over just 97-acre of space.

Transport Links In Canary Wharf 

Residents say that Canary Wharf is hard to beat regarding transport links and infrastructure, which is more than justified.

Sunset in Canary Wharf

In short, this prime financial hub in the capital offers exceptional transport links. It is served by the DLR and Jubilee line, securing swift connections to anywhere in London. Additionally, formerly known as Crossrail, the Elizabeth line is now open here.

As for the parking capacity, Canary Wharf provides 6,000 spaces with 2,500 of them in public car parks. The area also has pedal and motorcycle parking at several locations. 

Some residents and visitors opt for river buses to travel across the river and enjoy stunning vistas. In addition, London City Airport is just 5-10 minutes away, a perfect option for travel fans and business professionals.

People of Canary Wharf

Best Shops In Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf Shopping Centre is a true gem for shopping fans in London. This hotspot combines five malls with renowned high street names and luxury designer shops.

As for dining in Canary Wharf, one could hardly get disappointed. From fine French gastropubs to riverside bars with open terraces, offering the best vistas over London at sunset. Locals and visitors have several favourite hotspots, including ROKA Canary Wharf, Gaucho Canary Wharf, and Plateau.

Restaurants in Canary Wharf

New Housing In Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf Group is the developer behind the current major regeneration project in the area. With the central goal of creating a new exceptional environment in the urban spaces, the developer focuses on delivering new commercial and residential spaces and creating new thriving communities and infrastructure.

Wood Wharf is a case in point. This new neighbourhood reinvents the Canary Wharf area from a financial district into a new destination for living in London based on well-being, thriving social life, and entertainment.

New Property in Wood Wharf

In addition to delivering 3,600 new homes and 2m sq ft of office spaces, the developer will create a GP surgery and a school.

Canary Wharf: Lively Greenery

It is enough to see the variety of wildlife that relies on docks and ponds created in Canary Wharf to understand the quality and attitude towards greenery in the area.

Or take Crossrail Place Roof Garden as an example. One of the largest green hubs in the capital, it is free to visit every day until around 9 p.m. It is hard to imagine spending better quality time than exploring exotic plants and soaking in the atmosphere of hidden green pathways.

Crossrail Place Roof Garden

Plants in the gardens are arranged according to their origins, with bamboos (Asia) sitting east and ferns (Americas) sitting west.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Is Canary Wharf An Affluent Area?

Canary Wharf boasts striking modern architecture, making it an ideal destination for those in search of urban sophistication. It's worth noting, though, that this area primarily serves as a business district.

Consequently, the cost of living here tends to be relatively higher compared to other areas within the city.

What makes Canary Wharf famous?

Situated in London Docklands, along the eastern fringe of the City, Canary Wharf stands as London's financial hub. Beyond its skyline of towering offices, the area boasts a rich history, ongoing redevelopment, and a plethora of shopping and entertainment choices.

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