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Canary Wharf

Powerful business centre with luxurious residences and a lively social scene

"The glass and steel of Canary Wharf's towering architecture is other-worldly..."

Suzi Robertson

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

Suzi Robertson

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

Suzi Robertson

What is your favourite place?

Where do Canary Wharf locals go?

Gaucho

The best steak house and part of an upmarket chain. Sumptuous décor, delicious cocktails and perfectly cooked steak that you can choose from a board carried by the waiter.

One Canada Square

A lovely place for elegant drinks and dinner or after-work drinks. Food served throughout the day and with a range of deals too.

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!

The Gun

A lovely riverside tavern hidden on the east side of the Isle with excellent food. The best place for a Sunday roast in East London and a good selection of real ales too.

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.

The Breakfast Club

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

Goldstar Dry Cleaners

The masters of getting any stain out and they have always got a trick or two up their sleeve to get them out. 5 shirts for £7.50 is a bargain - and they will even do same day cleaning for the same price!

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.

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.

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!

Hazev

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

Cineworld

The Cineworld at West India Quay is moments from bars and restaurants, so grab a drink and food before and after the showings.

Chrisp Street Market

Poplar's vibrant pedestrianised market and one of a few places in London where you can buy a baguette and then a mop in under a minute!

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.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Poplar, Isle Of Dogs, Limehouse, North Greenwich, Rotherhithe, Deptford, Greenwich, Bow, Wapping and South Bermondsey

What do you love about Canary Wharf?

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

Pat

"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

James

"Vibrant, and great transport links!"

February 2015

Calley

"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

Raju

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

January 2015

Lil

"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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"1 Canada Square is designed to sway up to 14 inches in the wind!"

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  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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