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Canary Wharf

Powerful business centre with luxurious residences and a lively social scene

"Canary Wharf's exclusive developments look stunning when reflected in the docks below."

Suzi Robertson

"The transformation of London Docklands has been tremendous in the last few decades."

Suzi Robertson

"Canary Wharf's striking developments offer views as far as the eye can see..."

Suzi Robertson

What is your favourite place?

Where do Canary Wharf locals go?

Noodle Street

A cracking little Chinese restaurant on a random street, tucked away amongst a number of residential blocks. Great food and it's always full. Good prices too and if you can't be bothered to leave the house, they deliver!


Amazing Turkish pastries and much more! It's the perfect spot for breakfast or lunch, with lovely views as well.

Billingsgate Market

If you're cooking up a seafood dinner, this is the place to go to pick up high-quality and reasonably priced fish - way better than the supermarket.

Docklands Nails

Friendly, efficient and great value!

The Lotus

Take in the Canary Wharf skyline while having dim sum from this floating Chinese restaurant.

Museum of London Docklands

The Museum of London Docklands is set within a nineteenth century sugar, rum and coffee warehouse! It tells visitors all about the history of London Docklands and trade with the rest of the world.

Canada Square Park

Whether it's a music event, car exhibition or watching a top sporting match on one of the big screens, sit back and grab a drink in the heart of Canary Wharf.

Il Bianco

The best food at this little hidden gem in London! Great for occasions and loads of specials - the seafood is the best thing they do.


A great place to go if you are a fan of contemporary Japanese cuisine. Try the "Beef tataki" with smoked cheese, chives and soy roasted almonds - it's amazing and they also offer a very wide selection of premium sake.


This is a first class restaurant and bar. Where else can you hear jazz, blues and amazing tribute acts every night of the week without travelling to the West End?!

Canary Wharf shopping

Shop 'til you drop in the two underground shopping malls. Indulge in high-end brands and boutiques and spend that hard-earned cash in style.

Terrace Bar at Wahaca

Mouthwatering Mexican market food in the centre of Canary Wharf. In addition to the restaurant, there's also a pop-up in Canada Square so you can devour a burrito and enjoy the sunshine in the park! Try the frijoles & tortilla and salted caramel ice cream - you won't regret it!

Shades of Green

In The Quarterdeck, just along Westferry Road, Shades of Green is owned by Bob who is a great bloke. He loves a chat about football and in fact, if you look closely through the right hand window, you can see him in action snipping away!

Mudchute Park and Farm

An excellent activity for children and adults alike. The farm has a host of animals that you can feed and the park is an oasis of calm just moments from the businesses in Canary Wharf. You can also book horse riding lessons at the stables, admire the allotments or enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast at the farm kitchen.

The Breakfast Club

Delicious breakfasts throughout the day. An excellent place to meet up with friends at the weekend.

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What do you love about Canary Wharf?

Why do you find Canary Wharf a great place to live?


"Canary Wharf offers you a wide range of high-quality facilities that you normally would only find in the West End of London. "

September 2015


"Vibrant, and great transport links!"

February 2015


"Canary Wharf is a beautiful modern area and so easy to love. With the O2, river, and easy tube lines, you never run out of things to do. The area is very safe and modern. It's a great place for everyone (singles, couples, or families)."

January 2015


"Fantastic views of both city side and the River Thames. 21st century luxury buildings suitable for the next generation."

January 2015


"Canary Wharf is still booming with new residences and restaurants/shops opening up every day. Everything you need can be found in Canary Wharf!"

January 2015

Local resident

"Great shops and restaurants are in abundance. Plateau being a favourite place to eat and The Gun pub being the place to go for a drink! "

May 2011


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"8 Canada Square or HSBC Tower was sold in 2014 for around a whopping £1.175 billion, making it the most expensive sale of a single building in London ever."

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Child-friendly activities near Canary Wharf

Ole Kids

Iberica Canary Wharf
Iberica Canary Wharf wants to treat you to a FREE Ole Kids workshop when you eat at the restaurant on Saturdays or Sundays. Every weekend one of our fabulous Ole Kids teachers will be at Iberica Canary Wharf to entertain the children, play, do arts and crafts, read stories and teach them some basic Spanish words while you eat the amazing tapas and relax with a glass of beautiful Spanish wine. Website

Tower Hamlets Mums and Dads to be evening

Browns Hertsmere Road
Fun informal and social evenings for pregnant ladies and their partners to meet others who live in Tower Hamlets for a chat and a nibble. Compare notes on pram-buying find out the latest information about where to give birth in the area and much more as well as meeting other local parents-to-be in the area. Third Tuesday of each month (except August and December) Website

Gymboree Docklands

Gymboree are the experts in early childhood development and we know children, we know what works, what engages, and what is appropriate for the many different developmental stages between birth and age 5. Website

LCF Language School

Give your little ones a head start in exploring and understanding other languages. LCF Language School is running classes in French and Spanish. Children will be taught in fun, interactive sessions using games, craft, drama, story-times and active play. Website

Dantastic Musical Baby & Toddler Class

Dantastic's Musical Baby & Toddler class is a brilliant hour of interactive singing games dancing puppets parachutes and bubbles led by Dantastic himself. Website

Boutique Beauty Pilates & Dance

Westferry Studios
No membership no joining fee no contracts- getting fit and looking beautiful is easy at this dance and beauty studio in Limehouse. Their lively timetable covers pilates yoga pregnancy yoga and more as well as children and toddler ballet and children's hip hop dancing coming soon! Boutique Beauty, Pilates & Dance also offers a number of treatments including waxing, spray tans, body treatments and facials. Prices: Classes are continuous and don't break for holidays. You can purchase blocks of classes for £60 for six (adult class) sessions and these can be redeemed on any weekly class or carried over to a following week (excluding classes organised by external providers). We are offering a limited timetable at weekends and classes are available as 6-week courses at £75 per course. Website

Yoga Creation

Westferry Studios
This excellent yoga centre is situated by Westferry station on the DLR. The studio runs a breadth of different types of yoga by a collective of qualified instructors. Website
  1. About Canary Wharf

    Canary Wharf is a major business district in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Rivalling London's traditional financial centre, the City of London, Canary Wharf contains many of the United Kingdom's premier office spaces and tallest buildings. Canary Wharf is built on the site of the West India Docks on the Isle of Dogs. From 1802, the area was one of the busiest docks in the world. By the 1950s, the port industry began to decline, leading to the docks closing by 1980. The Canary Wharf of today began when Michael von Clemm, former chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), came up with the idea to convert Canary Wharf into back office. The first buildings were completed in 1991 which included One Canada Square that became the UK's tallest building and a powerful symbol of the regeneration of Docklands. Over 100,000 people are employed on the estate, around 25% of whom live in the surrounding five boroughs. With the opening of Jubilee Place shopping centre, Canary Wharf has become a shopping destination.

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