Canary Wharf

 
 
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Canary WharfHome to the big banks, Canary Wharf is a purpose-built office hub in the regenerated Docklands. With the site extending to over 97 acres it's almost like a separate city in the east of London, powered by and for the financial sector. In 1991 the first tenants moved in and as recently as the mid 1960s, Canary Wharf was a cargo warehouse at the centre of West India Docks. In this former role most of the trade came in from the Canary Islands, giving the wharf its current name. Now, with its very modern glass-covered uniform tower blocks set on the water's edge, the ship merchants have been replaced with suits. Standing out among the towering office blocks is One Canada Square. At 244-metres, encompassing 50 floors, it's a truly formidable structure, visible from almost any high vantage point in Greater London. Being entirely purpose built, the wharf runs efficiently; even the shops, pubs and restaurants are modern and functional. Unlike other areas of the city, travel also runs like clockwork with commuters arriving daily via the Jubilee line and the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) while London City Airport, just 10 minutes by taxi, makes it convenient for international business travel.

 

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LondonTown.com - Canary Wharf Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Canary Wharf Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Canning Town Tube Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Canary Wharf Crossrail Station
 
0 minutes walk
 
Limehouse Railway Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
City Harbour NCP
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hotels near Canary Wharf

Near Canary Wharf
Marriott Executive Apartments - West India Quay, London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £116  31% off
22 Hertsmere Road, Canary Wharf, E14 | 3 minutes from Canary Wharf
Ideal for business travellers, the Marriott Executive Apartments London, West India Quay is in the heart of Canary Wharf. With both one and two bedroom options ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £66  33% off
South Quay, E14 | 6 minutes from Canary Wharf
Perched on the waterfront, just 15 minutes from London's City Airport, the Hilton London Canary Wharf combines convenience with comfort. Stroll across the hotel's private bridge ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Docklands Riverside Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £61  28% off
265 Rotherhithe Street, SE16 | 12 minutes from Canary Wharf
You can still feel the excitement and bustle of ships laden with goods, unloading their wares in London's Docklands. Now a burgeoning centre for some of ... More
 
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brick Lane
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2.4 miles from Canary Wharf
London's own "Curry Mile", Brick Lane is home to so much more than first-rate spiced food, it also plays host to Jewish bagel shops, Indian sari ... More
 
 
 
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Greenwich
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
SE10 | 32 minutes from Canary Wharf
The London Borough of Greenwich lies on the south bank of the Thames. Rich in maritime history, Greenwich also has an outstanding architectural heritage. ... More
 
 
 
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Idea Store Whitechapel
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
321 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 37 minutes from Canary Wharf
More than a library, the Idea Store in Whitechapel brings together adult learning, training and meeting areas, as well as a focus on the local history ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Canary Wharf

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Canary Wharf
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
One Canada Square
London > Attractions > Sights
1 Canada Square, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 1 minute from Canary Wharf
Once the tallest building in the United Kingdom (a title it held from 1991 until 2012 when The Shard rose above it), One Canada Square is ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of London Docklands
London > Attractions > Museums
No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 5 minutes from Canary Wharf
In keeping with its waterside location, the Museum of London Docklands focuses on the history of the East End with particular emphasis on the River Thames ... More
 
 
 
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Surrey Docks Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Rotherhithe Street, Southwark, London SE16 | 13 minutes from Canary Wharf
All the animals on this 2.2 acre city farm on the south bank of the river Thames in Rotherhithe are organically reared. Donkeys, goats and sheep ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Canary Wharf

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Winter Lights Festival
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 5th to 30th January 2015
Canary Wharf, Canada Square Park, E14 | Same location as Canary Wharf
Brightening up the darkest winter month, the Winter Lights Festival at Canary Wharf sees eleven artists from nine counties present an array of illuminated installations. The ...More
 
 
 
On Soon
Orli Nyles
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 3rd February 2015 - 7pm
Boisdale's Of Canary Wharf, Cabot Hall, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 4 minutes from Canary Wharf
The vocalist performs jazz standards....More
 
 
 
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Music And Movement
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Tuesday 17th February 2015 at 10am-10.45am and 11am-11.45am
Museum of London Docklands, No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 5 minutes from Canary Wharf
A creative session for children and their parents and carers....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Canary Wharf

Near Canary Wharf
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Space
London > Entertainment > Live Music
269 Westferry Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 18 minutes from Canary Wharf
It's not all music hall these days down in the East End. This multi-arts centre on the Isle of Dogs gives the locals a chance to ... More
 
 
 
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The O2 Arena
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Peninsula Square, SE10 | 19 minutes from Canary Wharf
The centrepiece of the redeveloped Millennium Dome is the O2 Arena, the first purpose-built music venue in London. With a capacity of 23,000, it offers the ... More
 
 
 
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indigo at The O2
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Millennium Way, SE10 | 19 minutes from Canary Wharf
indigo at The O2 is a smaller live music and comedy venue inside The O2 with a capacity of 2,400. Opened in July 2007 with a ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Canary Wharf

The best shops and markets near Canary Wharf
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jubilee Place Mall
London > Shopping >
Bank Street, E14 | 3 minutes from Canary Wharf
Jubilee Place Mall, an underground shopping mall on the south side of Canary Wharf, offers shoppers a choice of fashion, pharmacies, cafes and restaurants. In November ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Billingsgate Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Trafalgar Way, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 4 minutes from Canary Wharf
Originally a general market for corn, coal, iron, wine, salt, pottery, fish and other goods, Billingsgate is now the only London-based market dedicated to fish. From ... More
 
 
 
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Meantime Brewing Company
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Lawrence Trading Estate, Blackwall Lane, SE10 | 31 minutes from Canary Wharf
London's Meantime Brewing Company, led by brewmaster and founder Alastair Hook, is one of Britain's leading craft brewers. When the brewery moved from Penhall Road to ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Canary Wharf

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
1 Canada Square, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 1 minute from Canary Wharf
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
1 Canada Square, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 1 minute from Canary Wharf
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Plateau
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
Canada Place, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 1 minute from Canary Wharf
This addition to Terence Conran's D&D London (formerly Conran Restaurants) empire sits at the top of Canada Tower in the heart of Canary Wharf, which now ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Canary Wharf

Near Canary Wharf
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 2.1 miles from Canary Wharf
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 2.8 miles from Canary Wharf
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 miles from Canary Wharf
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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Canary Wharf gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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The Paintball Centre
London > Leisure > Activities
Unit 4, Wood Wharf, Preston Road, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 6 minutes from Canary Wharf
This fab game emerged in 1980 and has taken the world by storm. Popular with adrenalin junkies, paintballing is an action-packed, mission-driven past-time that is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brooklyn Bowl
London > Leisure >
O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 19 minutes from Canary Wharf
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Revolution Karting
London > Leisure > Activities
Arches 422-424 Mile End Park, Burdett Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 21 minutes from Canary Wharf
It's not exactly Formula 1 but get behind the wheel of a go-kart and you'll certainly feel like you're ready to give Lewis Hamilton a ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Canary Wharf

The best pubs near London Canary Wharf.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Gun
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
27 Coldharbour, Docklands, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 10 minutes from Canary Wharf
This 250-year-old pub was a sailor's favourite, home to smugglers and site of secret trysts between Lord Nelson and Emma Hamilton. Closed down by ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Narrow
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
44 Narrow Street, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 17 minutes from Canary Wharf
Having been such a huge influence on British gastropub fare, it was only a matter of time before Gordon Ramsay opened one himself. As is so ... More
 
 
 
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Wibbley Wobbley
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Greenland Dock, off Rope Street, Southwark, London SE16 | 19 minutes from Canary Wharf
Cute, unpretentious bar housed on a boat docked in the Thames. A world away from the bustling, brash mainstream bars, pubs and clubs of central London, is ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Davy's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
31 Fisherman's Walk, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2 minutes from Canary Wharf
At ground floor level on Fisherman’s Walk at Canary Wharf, tables, chairs and merry-makers spill out of doors on to the riverside during the summer months. ... More
 
 
 
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Proud2 at The O2
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
The O2 Arena Peninsula Square, Greenwich, SE10 | 19 minutes from Canary Wharf
In the sad shell of the Millennium Dome, a superclub was born, going by the name of Proud2. Sporting one of the world's most powerful audio ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Studio 338
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
338 Boord Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 24 minutes from Canary Wharf
Following a major refurbishment, Studio 338 reopened in spectacular style in March 2014, with Mark 'MK' Kinchen, Kevin Saunderson and Kate Simko all on the line-up. ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Canary Wharf

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Canary Wharf.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Museum of London Docklands
London > Business > Venue Hire
No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 5 minutes from Canary Wharf
In keeping with its waterside location, the Museum of London Docklands focuses on the history of the East End with particular emphasis on the River Thames ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The O2
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peninsula Square, SE10 | 19 minutes from Canary Wharf
The second most embarrassing legacy of Tony Blair's time in government struggled for years to find a role after the millennium show shut up shop. It's ... More
 
 
 
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The Wapping Project
London > Business > Venue Hire
Wapping Hydrolic Power Station, Wapping Wall, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 29 minutes from Canary Wharf
Built in 1890 and originally used to power machinery using stream and later electricity, the unique space of The Wapping Project is now a thriving centre ... More
 
 
 
 

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Celtic Session Lead By Alastair Caplin
Concerts | Until 24th February 2015 

Jamboree 22 minutes walk from Canary Wharf

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Yan Fu Curator's Talk
Exhibitions | On 27th January 2015 

Old Royal Naval College 1.6 miles from Canary Wharf

Listen to Dr Kai Liu, Chair of the YanFu Foundation and curator of the Yan Fu exhibition, as he explains ...More

Boo-Bah - An Exhibition Of The Works Of Mary Barnes
Exhibitions | Until 29th March 2015 

The Nunnery 1.67 miles from Canary Wharf

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War Artists At Sea
War Artists At Sea
Exhibitions | Until 1st February 2015 

The Queen's House 1.78 miles from Canary Wharf

Showcasing the best of Royal Museums Greenwich's collection of First and Second World War art, this display at The Queen's ...More

 
Waterloo: Life & Times
Waterloo: Life & Times
Exhibitions | Until 10th May 2015 

Fan Museum 1.88 miles from Canary Wharf

Visit Waterloo: Life And Times, a temporary exhibition at one of London's quirkiest museums, and see how fans were designed ...More

 
Contemporary: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 24th March 2015 

Greenwich Dance Agency, The Borough Hall 1.9 miles from Canary Wharf

Adult dance class....More

Egyptian Belly Dance: Intermediate: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 24th March 2015 

Greenwich Dance Agency, The Borough Hall 1.9 miles from Canary Wharf

Dance class....More

Egyptian Belly Dance: Beginners: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 24th March 2015 

Greenwich Dance Agency, The Borough Hall 1.9 miles from Canary Wharf

Dance class....More

Girls' Book Club (Under 11s)
Exhibitions | Until 27th January 2015 

Idea Store Whitechapel 1.93 miles from Canary Wharf

Especially for girls to get together to have fun with reading....More

Job Support Sessions
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2015 

Idea Store Whitechapel 1.93 miles from Canary Wharf

Learn skills you need to get back to work....More

 

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Exhibitions | 19th May 2015 - 21st May 2015 

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Concerts | 19th February 2015 - 20th February 2015 

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The Elephant Man
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Theatre | 19th May 2015 - 8th August 2015 

Haymarket Theatre Royal

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The Grand Hall

An array of national and international performers will be part of this colourful extravaganza, the opening gambit of the 2015 ...More

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