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Overview: History and information

The riverside district has for hundreds of years, been a place of trade, once a hub of naval commerce in the 19th century, Canary Wharf is now the jewel in the financial crown of the capital. The past twenty years has seen Canary Wharf transform. From derelict, decaying docks to a modern, state of the art district with work, accommodation and high-quality amenities within walking distant of each other, next to the spectacular views of the river Thames. Families, professionals young and old, students from near and far all call Canary Wharf their home. Canary Wharf is a city within a city.

Architecture and Property- The property within Canary Wharf is host of styles from the recent eras in British architecture history. Brutalist blocks grace the sky with new modern apartment towers, and commercial towers, presiding over small apartment blocks populated with young families. In constant development since the 90s, Canary Wharf shows no spectacular penthouses and riverside developments with fabulous views across the Capital.

Going out:

Eating. Canary Wharf isn’t short of cuisine options, Locals and city workers have a wealth of variety to choose from, popular chain restaurants found elsewhere in London such as Wahaca,Nandos and Wagamama. Up and coming brands such as the world renowned Ippudo or Carluccio’s as well as small family run restaurants like Ravaa. – Add personality

Drinking, The Gun, Taylor St Baristas, Crussh There are ample places to quench your thirst in Canary Wharf, whether a stiff drink is needed after a tough day, a coffee to wake you up in the morning, or a healthy smoothie with friends and family, the Wharf caters to all..

The Gun- away from the glass and steel towers, a quaint pub and dining space at 27 Coldharbour overlooking the river is the perfect evening or lunch time get away from the office to relax and watch the ebb and flow of London.

Smollenskys- A bit more central in Canary Wharf is Smollenskys’s. American styled and almost impossible to miss with it red neon sign on Reuters Plaza, opposite the Jubilee line station. Enjoy happy hour drinks at Smollensky’s is between 7pm and 9pm every weekday, but it would wrong to say every hour at Smollensky’s isn’t a good one.

Crussh: Breakfast, wraps, hot food, raw juice and smoothies Crussh is a rejuvenating bar and café for the health-conscious city goer. With meat, vegetarian and vegan options every person of all diets are likely to find a delicious selection of food and drink to enjoy at Canada Place on Level One

Culture/entertainment:

Despite the hundreds of businesses that call Canary Wharf their home, its not all work and no play.

As well as the multitude of live music events that happen all year around in restaurants and bars such as the Boisdale and Big Easy, there is entertainment and activities catering to all.

The Museum of London Docklands is a fantastic museum to learn about the rich history of the area. Open year round, the untold story of the riverside front has been recorded and presented for all ages to learn and enjoy.

Mudchute Farm- Canary Wharf has a bit of everything and that surprisingly includes green space.Boasting London’s biggest urban farm, 32 acres of countryside resides within Canary Wharf in front of a backdrop of skyscrapers.

Cineworld Cinemas- Showing all the latest blockbusters from Hollywood and domestic films, Cineworld Canary Wharf, the multiplex cinema has both 2D and 3D showings of films.

Local amenities: Canary Wharf residents are served by an array of Tesco expresses and small convenience shops for everyday needs. Canary Wharf Shopping Centre is nearby serving for more extensive needs and Stratford Westfield is mere moments away on the DLR. Those looking to stay healthy can take advantage of PureGym Canary Wharf or Third Space Canary Wharf, Europe’s largest health club on Canada Square.

Changing Times/Future: Canary Wharf is showing no signs of slowing down on its quest for dominance with the development of South Quay Plaza, Arrowhead Quay will bring new penthouse 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments in a glittering 68 story tower. Crossrail is due for completion in 2019, drastically cutting travel time into London.

Transport:

  • Tube: The Jubilee Line serves Canary Wharf, with passengers disembarking into the magnificent Foster + Partners building, opened in 1999.

    • DLR: All of Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs area is well served by the DLR, with stations at Canary Wharf, Heron Quays, Crossharbour, West India Quay and Poplar.

    • River: There are regular river bus services between Canary Wharf Pier and Greenwich, London Bridge, Chelsea Harbour, Vauxhall, Embankment and Blackfriars piers.

    • Bus: Coming in from East London, the D3, D7 and D8 will all bring you directly to Canary Wharf, and the 277 heads to Highbury and Islington. There is also a night bus, the N550, from Trafalgar Square.

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