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

"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

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

Suzi Robertson

What is your favourite place?

Where do Docklands locals go?

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

Crossrail Place

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

The Attic

Amazing views of Canary Wharf and great for evening cocktails on the 48th floor of Pan Peninsula - a stunning place that will impress someone on a first date! The Pornstar Martinis are amazing 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.

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!


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?!

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.

Burger & Lobster

Amazing burger and lobster at very reasonable prices!


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.

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.


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.

Docklands Nails

Friendly, efficient and great value!


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.

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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?


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

February 2015


"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


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"London Docklands was once a thriving centre of transportation dating back to Roman times, but in the 1960s, with the advent of container ships, the docks were closed because these vessels were too large."

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Child-friendly activities near Docklands

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

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

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

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

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

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
  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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