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Shades of Green

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!

Gaucho

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.

BOKAN

BOKAN

The most elegant place to visit within Canary Wharf, offering a plethora of choice from its wonderful menu is undoubtedly Bokan. This popular restaurant and bar situated over three floors within Marsh wall, offers diners scenic and stunning views of the capital placing it up there as a place to visit for a special occasion or a treat. The sirloin steak, creamy mashed potato, the 'Luna' cocktail, the breath-taking views and the exceptional service make Bokan a go to restaurant to visit if you are ever in the Canary Wharf area. Can hands down say this is the place where they serve the BEST steak in London!! **Top tip - If you book a seat for the restaurant, do ask for one by the window and try to get your table just in time for the sunset so you can enjoy stunning views of the capital whilst further enjoying a gorgeously prepared meal.

The Gun

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.

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

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

Sticks'n'Sushi

Sticks'n'Sushi

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.

Crossrail Place

Crossrail Place

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

Museum of London Docklands

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.

Il Bianco

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.

Boisdale

Boisdale

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?!

The Lotus

The Lotus

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

Masthouse Terrace Pier River Bus

Masthouse Terrace Pier River Bus

An alternative commute into town or just a pure pleasure cruise, experience a reliable service with an onboard bar and coffee shop.

Canada Square Park

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.

The Old Fire Station

The Old Fire Station

Definitely a place to check out! The food is Mexican and you can always find an array of weird and wonderful cocktails.

Terrace Bar at Wahaca

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!

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

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

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

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

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What locals say about Docklands

  1. Amazingly on the river with 5* facilities and excellent links to city and perfect for a bachelor life!! Especially New Providence Wharf

  2. Docklands is great!

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

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About Docklands

Docklands is the semi-official name for an area in northeast and southeast London. It forms part of the boroughs of Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Newham and Greenwich. The docks were formerly part of the Port of London, at one time the world's largest port. They have now been redeveloped principally for commercial and residential use. The name London Docklands was used for the first time in a government report on redevelopment plans in 1971 but has since become virtually universally adopted. Over the past 30 years, the population of the Docklands has more than doubled and the area has become both a major business centre and an increasingly acceptable area to live. Transport links have improved significantly, with the Isle of Dogs gaining a tube connection via the Jubilee Line Extension (opened 1999) and the DLR being extended to Beckton, Lewisham, London City Airport, North Woolwich and Stratford. Canary Wharf has become one of Europe's biggest clusters of skyscrapers and a direct challenge to the financial dominance of the City.

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Why not explore some other local areas
Canary Wharf area guide
Isle Of Dogs area guide
Poplar area guide
North Greenwich area guide
Limehouse area guide
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Deptford area guide
Greenwich area guide
Bow area guide
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