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Why rent a property in Canary Wharf?

Canary Wharf is a modern and well-connected area full of fresh, cosmopolitan and vibrant energy. It is widely recognised as one of the greatest financial centres in the world. In addition to being home to a number of world-leading corporations and financial institutions, it also offers an exciting social scene with ample dining, shopping, sports and entertainment facilities. Living in Canary Wharf, you will always find amusing things to do – whether you decide to stroll through the modern shopping centre, eat dinner at a waterside restaurant with stunning views, or go for a refreshing walk in one of the parks. For those who work in central London, stations such as Bond Street, Green Street, Liverpool Street and Waterloo are all easily and swiftly accessible. Although the area is tailored to professionals, families will also enjoy the facilities and perks of Canary Wharf.

Property in Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf is famously characterised by its high-rise, modern buildings. A number of new-build developments feature excellent amenities, elegant living spaces and beautiful views, such as Circus Apartments in Canary Riverside which you can see below. These Newly refurbished one- and two-bedroom apartments, are set within a waterfront estate located on the upper deck of London’s financial hub of Canary Wharf.

Transport links in Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf is located in Zone 2 of the London Underground network and benefits from excellent transport links to the rest of London and further afield. Whether you are heading to work, going across the city to meet friends, or making your way to the airport, your commute will be swift and easy.

Canary Wharf has it’s own underground station and is conveniently positioned on the Jubilee Line between Canada Water and North Greenwich. The Jubilee Line provides connections with numerous other underground lines across the city. Green Park station is only a 12-minute journey on the Jubilee Line, with Baker Street, Westminster, Bond Street, and Waterloo all reachable in under 20 minutes.

Mainline railways also run from the neighbouring Canada Water Station with London Overground, making journeys to destinations such as London Bridge, Shoreditch and Stratford easy. The Docklands Light Railway can also be accessed from Canary Wharf, and provides access to Bank, Stratford and Tower Gateway in under 12 minutes.

The Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) is scheduled to be operational in late 2021, and will offer connections to Heathrow Airport, the City, West End and the Thames Gateway. Travel times between Canary Wharf and central London will be reduced. For example, Liverpool Street will be reachable in 7 minutes, Farringdon in 9 minutes, Bond Street in 13 minutes, and Heathrow Airport in 39 minutes.

The River Bus also provides easy access to other parts of London. Thames Clippers run from Waterloo in the west and Woolwich in the east to Canary Wharf pier, with a journey duration of approximately 30 minutes. The river bus makes a number of stops along the way, such as Westminster, Embankment, Blackfriars, Bankside, London Bridge and Tower Piers. The Canary Wharf pier itself is just a short walk from Westferry Circus.

In terms of driving, the A13 offers a three-lane highway from Canary Wharf to the M25. Furthermore, the Limehouse Link tunnel and The Highway offer connections to the City and West End. The area also has an abundance of taxi ranks.

For international travel London City Airport is within easy reach, being only 18 minutes away on the underground or 11 minutes by car. Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton are just over one hour away by car, whilst Stansted can be reached in 40 minutes.

Attractions in Canary Wharf

Crossrail Place Roof Garden

Whilst living in Canary Wharf, the green and leafy refuge of Crossrail Place Roof Garden provides the perfect space to take a deep breath and refresh your senses. Being one of London’s largest roof gardens, it welcomes its visitors with exotic plants, hidden pathways, and shows in the amphitheatre. Across the eastern section, you will find beautiful Asian plants such as bamboos, whilst across the western section you can admire American plants such as ferns. An exciting and engaging programme of festivals, performances and musical shows are delivered during the summer months in partnership with the Space Theatre. This “Bloom” programme draws in families, couples and individuals and all events are free of charge.

The O2 Centre

The O2 Centre has gained worldwide recognition for hosting concerts by the leading international celebrity performers – including inter alia musicians and comedians – and elite sporting events. With a capacity of 20,000 fans, the O2 has an undeniable sense of vibrance and energy. Visitors can also enjoy dining at the numerous restaurants and watch films at the cinema. The ICON outlet with over 60 brands is also perfect for shopping.

Shopping in Canary Wharf

Whilst spending time in Canary Wharf, you will be spoiled for choice in terms of shopping. The area is home to large shopping malls which offer a broad spectrum of stores ranging from high street fashion brands, to luxury jewellery retailers such as Tiffany and high-end fashion designers such as Jaeger London. You will also find a number of smaller independent designer boutiques with unique items, as well as book shops and pharmacies. Waitrose is also conveniently located within the mall.

Restaurants in Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf is arguably home to some of London’s best restaurants and bars. Whether you are planning a memorable dinner date, sleek client lunch or casual catch up with friends, this area offers an abundance of tempting options. In addition to the outstanding individual restaurants here below, the O2 Arena is only ten minutes away by tube with its cinema, restaurants, and live entertainment.

Roka Canary Wharf

Roka is widely regarded as one of the leading restaurants in Canary Wharf. The restaurant overlooks Canada Square, and is famous for its contemporary Japanese robatayaki cuisine. With its elegant décor, sleek bar and exclusive menu offering luxurious sushi dishes and grilled foods, a meal in this venue will be long remembered.

The Gun

Warmly described as a treasure by the Thames, The Gun offers a beautiful dining experience in an 18th century Grade II listed riverside pub in the Docklands. Head Chef Matt Colk curates and delivers a hearty and impressive menu of classical dishes infused with a modern twist. In addition to Sunday roasts, this beautiful pub also offers an a la carte menu and a special tasting menu for private dining. The bar offers a broad array of well-known beverages, and guests can also enjoy the Gin Garden with its marquee and views across the Thames.

The Narrow by Gordon Ramsay

Flooded with natural light and warmly decorated for both aesthetic appeal and homely comfort, this Grade II-listed riverside restaurant is a must-visit.

The Narrow boasts stunning waterside views across Limehouse towards the peak of The Shard and welcomes guests to enjoy an exquisite experience in The Boat House and The Conservatory. Located only a 15 minute stroll away from Canary Wharf, the restaurant is easily accessible and offers a menu of British food infused with Mediterranean touches.

Boisdale Canary Wharf

Ranked as one of London’s greatest live music restaurants, Boisdale Canary Wharf is a truly unique venue. Not only does it feature a two-storey restaurant with views across Cabot Square, but also an oyster bar, grill, whiskey bar, Cuban cigar library and live musical performances. Furthermore, tailored menus are offered for events such as the Sunday jazz lunch, Friday supper club menu, and Sunday soul sessions menu.

Do you like what you’ve read about Canary Wharf? If you can see yourself living here, get in touch with our lettings team; we look forward to talking about your rental property requirements and show you some of our apartments available to rent in and around Canary Wharf, E14!