- Transport links
- Schools and services
- Restaurants, bars and pubs
Introduction to Canary Wharf
Since the late 1990s, Canary Wharf has been one of the most up and coming areas of London. The place where money and power lives, works and plays.
This has made Canary Wharf one of the most desirable places to live in London. It has gone from being a dilapidated, disused dock, to a modern residential area known the world over.
Converted from the old working docks, modern Canary Wharf is young, trendy and affluent. The favoured living location for new money, and the last two generations of bankers, stock brokers and commodity traders.
With its exceptional transport links, few other areas of London open up the whole City of London, and indeed Greater London, quite as well as Canary Wharf. When the area was rebuilt, this was one of the main design considerations.
Building a place in Central London that connected to the rest of the country easily. And indeed, it is also easy to access International airports, opening up the rest of the world.
Alongside the exceptional housing to be found in Canary Wharf, there are also plenty of community facilities. Some of the best shopping in London can be found here. There are also dozens of trendy bars, restaurants and clubs.
When it comes to green spaces, Canary Wharf is a little challenged. However, there is a 32-acre operation farm, named Mudchute, that can be explored and enjoyed.
Canary Wharf House Prices
In 2016, the average price of housing in Canary Wharf was just a little under £500,000. However, this was almost predominantly made up of apartment and flat sales.
Transport links in Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf Station is on the Docklands Light Railway, and therefore connects out to other mainline rail stations.
Canary Wharf London Underground Station sits on the Jubilee Line, and is only a few minutes from Central London.
There are also river services that can take passengers both upstream and downstream on the River Thames.
A number of bus services run through the Canary Wharf area, and this includes a single night bus service.
Schools in Canary Wharf & public services
Schooling options in Canary Wharf are quite limited. For younger children there is Bygrove Primary and Manorfield Primary. There is also Canary Wharf College which offers integrated schooling for children aged 4 to 18.
The local Tiller Leisure Center has a gym, a public swimming pool and regular classes in many sports. Canary Riverside Health Club is a privately run centre, with a modern, fully equipped gym.
Restaurants and Bars in Canary Wharf
Nightlife and entertainment options in Canary Wharf tend to be a little more up market, modern and trendy than other parts of London. This is primarily due to the fact that the area was redeveloped so recently.
Pubs/Bars: Because Canary Wharf is such a new residential area, you won’t find any authentic traditional English pubs. However, the popular Cat & Canary does its best to emulate one, with its traditional ale, and tasty pub grub. For something a little more upmarket, the local gastropub named The Gun is well recommended. Great cocktails and a very good, eclectic menu.
Restaurants: Canary Wharf is gifted with many great, progressive restaurants. The best of which is probably Boisdale of Canary Wharf. This eatery has regularly won awards for its exceptional food. It also keeps thousands of different whiskies, and offers a smoking room for cigar aficionados. For fans of French food, The Plateau commands impressive views across the river, and serves great fare. Aniseed is something really special. An Indian restaurant that is doing much to reinvent great Indian food. Reimaging Indian favourites, and creating a whole new style of ethnically inspired cuisine. Roka, right on the wharf, is a great Japanese restaurant that is extremely popular every night of the week.
Other Entertainment: The London Museum Docklands is a local tourist attraction, that exhibits a while range of pieces that are designed to give a feel for how the area has developed through the last several decades from a working dock, to an affluent residential area. Located on West India Quay is a full Cineworld complex, with several large screens. For fans of the arts, The Space is a progressive new theatre, that offers several performances each week.