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Docklands

A modern landscape in the heart of London's financial district

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

Suzi Robertson

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

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 Docklands locals go?

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 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.

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.

The Breakfast Club

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

The Lotus

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

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!

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.

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.

Hazev

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

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.

Cineworld

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

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.

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.

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.

Island Gardens

Get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a picnic, dog walking or simply reading a book - but don't let the lovely views distract you!

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

What do you love about Docklands?

Why do you find Docklands a great place to live?

Abhishek

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

February 2015

Hannah

"Docklands is great!"

January 2015

Local resident

"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!"

May 2011

You

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"The Traffic Light tree, designed by Pierre Vivant, is an artwork consisting of 75 sets of lights shaped like a tree and was designed to replace a tree that was dying due to air pollution. It now sits at Billingsgate Fish Market roundabout."

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  1. 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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