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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Underground Stations

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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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    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 £71  26% 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 £63  29% 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
     
     
     
     
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    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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    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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    Mellow Jazz & Blues
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 26th May 2015 - 7pm
    Boisdale's Of Canary Wharf, Cabot Hall, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 4 minutes from Canary Wharf
    A performance by jazz singers and pianists....More
     
     
     
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    Penny Plain (Over 5s)
    London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Sunday 24th and Thursday 28th May 2015 at 11am-12.30pm and 2pm-3.30pm
    Museum of London Docklands, No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, E14 | 5 minutes from Canary Wharf
    Create and decorate a penny plain...More
     
     
     
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    Spring Haze Beer Festival
    London > Events > Leisure  Dates: 22nd to 25th May 2015 - Various Times
    The Gun, 27 Coldharbour, Docklands, E14 | 10 minutes from Canary Wharf
    Celebrate spring being in full swing from Friday 22nd - Monday 25th May at award-winning riverside gastropub, The Gun....More
     
     
     
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    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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    Charbonnel et Walker
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    Cabot Place West, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2 minutes from Canary Wharf
    This long-established chocolatier, set up in 1875 at the behest of Edward VII, has been making the finest chocolate in traditional French style for 130 years. ... More
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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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    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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    Pret A Manger
    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    1 Canada Square, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 1 minute from Canary Wharf
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    Smollensky's
    London > Restaurants > American restaurants
    1 Reuters Plaza, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | Same location as Canary Wharf
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    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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    University of Greenwich
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, SE10 | 30 minutes from Canary Wharf
    The main University of Greenwich campus boasts a picturesque setting on a World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames within three baroque buildings ... More
     
     
     
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    Crossrail Place Roof Garden
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    West India Quay, E14 | 1 minute from Canary Wharf
    With its semi open-air timber lattice roof the Crossrail Place Roof Garden on top of the Crossrail station in Canary Wharf provides a welcoming public space, ... More
     
     
     
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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
     
     
     
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    Brooklyn Bowl
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    O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 19 minutes from Canary Wharf
    Five years after the original Brooklyn Bowl launched, the well known New York bowling alley comes to London's O2. The London venue is the first Brooklyn ... More
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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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    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
     
     
     
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    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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    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
     
     
     
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    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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    Penny Plain (Over 5s)
    Kids Events | Until 28th May 2015 

    Museum of London Docklands 5 minutes walk from Canary Wharf

    Create and decorate a penny plain...More

    Elvis At The O2: The Exhibition Of His Life
    Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015 

    The O2 Arena 19 minutes walk from Canary Wharf

    A retrospective of the life and career of Elvis Aaron Presley, which includes around 300 artefacts from Graceland, and a ...More

    SecretSundaze May Bank Holiday Special
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 24th May 2015 

    Studio 338 24 minutes walk from Canary Wharf

    Martyn, Delano Smith, Jeremy Underground, Florian Kupfer, Mr Beatnick, Nummer, Giles Smith and James Priestley spin house and techno....More

    Greenwich Book Festival
    Exhibitions | Until 24th May 2015 

    University of Greenwich 1.57 miles from Canary Wharf

    The inaugural Greenwich Book Festival, organised by the University of Greenwich and taking place at various venues in and around ...More

    Track And Field
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 24th May 2015 

    The George Tavern 1.58 miles from Canary Wharf

    Grime, techno, garage and deep house from Amonds, Dean Lyon, P Jam, Neana, GGB, Brackles, Altered Natives and SEF....More

    Dress Up As A Book Character Photography Workshop (Age 4-16)
    Exhibitions | Until 24th May 2015 

    Old Royal Naval College 1.6 miles from Canary Wharf

    Artist Quintina Valero invites children to delve into our book festival dressing-up box and pose....More

    Pip Jones: Squishy McFluff: The Invisible Cat Interactive Workshop (Ages 4-7)
    Exhibitions | On 24th May 2015 

    Old Royal Naval College 1.6 miles from Canary Wharf

    Author Jones invites children to help create the ultimate imaginary pet from her latest book....More

    Gary Northfield - Julius Zebra: Rumble With The Romans (Ages 7-11)
    Exhibitions | On 24th May 2015 

    Old Royal Naval College 1.6 miles from Canary Wharf

    An interactive illustrated talk with Northfield, who illustrates for the Beano and Phoenix....More

    Robot Overlords: From Script To Screen (Over 10s)
    Exhibitions | On 24th May 2015 

    Old Royal Naval College 1.6 miles from Canary Wharf

    Scriptwriter Mark Stay explains how his idea on the page made the transition to the big screen....More

    Kate Saunders: Five Children On The Western Front (Over 10s)
    Exhibitions | On 24th May 2015 

    Old Royal Naval College 1.6 miles from Canary Wharf

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