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Canning Town

Fantastic connections to Canary Wharf and beyond

"London Docklands are full of striking buildings and structures that dominate the skyline."

Michal Bocian

"Factory and warehouse conversions in the east end of London make characterful homes."

Stuart Harris

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

Suzi Robertson

What is your favourite place?

Where do Canning Town locals go?

Emirates Air Line

Breathtaking views over east London.

Sunborn Yacht Hotel

A little known gem, the Sunborn is a fully functioning hotel held on a yacht next to the ExCel centre. You can go here just for the bar, as well as the half price buffet breakfast at the weekend too!

ExCel Centre

There are exhibitions held here all the time - most recently ComicCon. It was also the venue for many of the events during the 2012 Olympics.

Run or Dye

The most fun you can have with a pair of trainers, never mind the mad dashing through colour stations where you're attacked with sachets of dye. There's also a music festival of colour! Run or Dye takes place not only in London, but all around the country and world.

Up at the O2

A really good day out scaling the roof of the O2. Once at the top you can see across East London and you are directly in the flight path for City Airport, with the chance to take some good pictures of the landscape!

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.

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.

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!

Dynamix Health Club

The perfect place to go to relieve stress after work. It has an amazing free weights room and a cafe serving healthy juices and shakes made from a choice of protein brands.

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.

Crossrail Place

Not just a terminal for Crossrail, but a mecca for restaurants and shopping. There is also a lovely relaxing winter garden.

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.

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.

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!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Royal Docks, North Greenwich, Poplar, West Ham, Plaistow, Upton Park, Canary Wharf, Upton, Isle Of Dogs and Bow

What do you love about Canning Town?

Why do you find Canning Town a great place to live?


"The underground and DLR station is near by. Also the entire Dockland area starts from here; Holiday Inn, Excel Centre, Cable car, City Airport all are near by. Co-operative to McDonalds all are here"

January 2015


"Canning Town has great transport links, it is on the Jubilee line and takes 2 minutes to get to the O2 Dome; 5 minutes to get to Canary Wharf and 20 minutes to Green Park in the West End. It also has DLR stations which makes it easy to get to City Airport, Bank and Tower Hill. There is a new DLR route that will connect Canning Town with Stratford City Westfield shopping centre, right next to the Olympic Park; and Stratford Int... more

August 2011


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"Built in 1864, Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse is London's last surviving lighthouse, but sadly it no longer serves its original purpose. It is now used as space for art projects."

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  1. About Canning Town

    Canning Town is an area of east London. It is part of the London Borough of Newham and is situated in the area of the former London docks on the north side of the River Thames.

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