A locals' guide to E14
"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
Where do E14 locals go?
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?!
Submitted by Pat
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.
Submitted by Olivia
Amazing Turkish pastries and much more! It's the perfect spot for breakfast or lunch, with lovely views as well.
Submitted by Vaida
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.
Submitted by Michael
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!
Submitted by Olivia
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!
Submitted by Grace
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.
Submitted by Dominic
The Cineworld at West India Quay is moments from bars and restaurants, so grab a drink and food before and after the showings.
Submitted by Michael
Not just a terminal for Crossrail, but a mecca for restaurants and shopping. There is also a lovely relaxing winter garden.
Submitted by Dominic
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!
Submitted by Josh
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.
Submitted by Peter
Take in the Canary Wharf skyline while having dim sum from this floating Chinese restaurant.
Submitted by Dominic
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.
Submitted by Dammi
Why do you find E14 a great place to live?
"Canary Wharf offers you a wide range of high-quality facilities that you normally would only find in the West End of London. "
"Amazingly on the river with 5* facilities and excellent links to city and perfect for a bachelor life!! Especially New Providence Wharf"
"We're a minute from the river, and love to walk along it. If we walk a little further we can get to Greenwich via one of London's secret gems - the Greenwich got tunnel. Mudchute is great - a little bit of London, a little bit of suburbia."
"Vibrant, and great transport links!"
"Limehouse is well connected area with both the DLR to Bank & Canary Wharf as well as the C2C National Rail connections to Fenchurch street. You can easily walk to the Thames and also the Narrow and the grapes pubs. The regents canal and Limehouse basin provides a great view. Mile end provides council run local sports facilities or virgin active in Canary Wharf is not far."
"I love my area because all the people around me are great the environment is really clean and tidy and every morning the cleaners come and clean it, it is also a very safe are, everyone helps each other out, and you can also let children out with out being worried because there are safe areas for them to playing, over all my area is perfect i wouldn't want to move."
"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)."
"Docklands is great!"
"I love Poplar because it a very clean and quite area, I feel safe, whereas other areas seem a bit scary and dark and don't seem so safe, I also love my area because there are parks where children's can go and play and no one needs to be worried about them and I've been safely living in Poplar for 18 years."
"Fantastic views of both city side and the River Thames. 21st century luxury buildings suitable for the next generation."
"Canary Wharf is still booming with new residences and restaurants/shops opening up every day. Everything you need can be found in Canary Wharf!"
"Local schools and neighbour support."
"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! "
"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!"
What do you like about E14?
Did you know?
"8 Canada Square or HSBC Tower was sold in 2014 for around a whopping £1.175 billion, making it the most expensive sale of a single building in London ever."
Child-friendly activities near E14
Boutique Beauty Pilates & DanceWestferry 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
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
Yoga CreationWestferry 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
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
David Stinson Holiday SchoolsSt Edmunds School,
May Half Term: Alice in Funkyland - The 'Hip' Tale A more modernised adaptation of 'Alice in Wonderland', that is more cool and trendy for our very cool kids. Summer Week 1: Fame The Musical - Street Style A children's version of Fame The Musical that incorporates street dance rather than technical jazz dance and ballet. Everybody loves a bit of Fame! Summer Week 2: X Factor The Musical A musical comedy based on the highs and lows of The X Factor. You'll experience talent as well as... well... not so much talent! Summer Week 3: Follow The Yellow Brick Road An adaptation of 'The Wizard of Oz' where scarecrows meet tin men and where lions fear witches and wizards. A pure comedy that will get you laughing. Summer Week 4: Ollie & Annie The Musical A cleverly adaptation and mash up of 'Annie The Musical' and 'Oliver The Musical'. Ollie and Annie become friends and help each other succeed. 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
Ole KidsIberica 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
E14 is the postcode district in East London incorporating the areas of Poplar, Isle of Dogs, Limehouse, Canary Wharf, Blackwall, Cubitt Town. The local authority covering E14 is Tower Hamlets. The postcode area does not cover all of east London; the remainder is covered by the RM (Romford) and IG postcode areas.
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