Guide to living in
This area may be best known as a business district, and with a workforce of over 90,000 and 14,000,000 square feet of office and retail space, you can see why. However, don’t be fooled, properties are springing up all over the place as workers are looking to reduce their commute time, whilst maintaining a high-end residence.
We couldn’t explore Canary Wharf and fail to mention One Canada Square. Dominating the London skyline since 1990, Britain’s second tallest and arguably most iconic building’s sheer scale is still mesmerising when up close and personal.
One of the capital’s hidden gems with a flourishing reputation is the Museum of London Docklands. Visitors can find out about the history of the area and even have their birthday party there if they like!
“From contemporary new-build developments to innovative conversions of listed buildings, the property on offer in Canary Wharf is undeniably of a very high standard”
Competition for space means that most of the property available in Canary Wharf is limited to flats and apartments. Breathtaking Thames view apartments are some of the most sought after in East London, whilst on the Isle of Dogs, there are some exciting opportunities for shrewd investors and first-time buyers. From contemporary new-build developments to innovative conversions of listed buildings, the property on offer in Canary Wharf is undeniably of a very high standard.
Canary Wharf is fast becoming the preferred choice for the city’s professional elite to settle. There are so many things to see and do in the area, as well as plenty of luxurious accommodation meaning that residents can live, work and play all within the E14 postcode.
One of the areas prime hotspots, Scottish bar Boisdale, has regular live music and a cigar terrace. Serving the best pasta for nearly 20 years, Amerigo Vespucci is one of East London’s premier Italian restaurants.
On a Friday afternoon, the assortment of pubs and bars on Fisherman’s walk are the places to be found. With that Friday feeling in full swing, the unbeatable buzz is well worth sampling.
The attractive Canary Wharf tube station is served by the Jubilee Line and can deliver you to the West End in 10-15 minutes. Residents are rather spoilt for choice when it comes to the DLR (Docklands Light Railway), with services from Canary Wharf, Heron Quays and West India Quay. For those who tire of rail journeys, the river taxi with services to Embankment and London Bridge is sure to keep you amused – at least for a few months!