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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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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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Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  35% 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
 
 
 
Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £170  42% off
46 Westferry Circus, E14 | 8 minutes from Canary Wharf
The Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel contains spacious, luxurious rooms and suites with every comfort available, including a giant marble bath, two-line speaker phones and stunning walnut ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Docklands Riverside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  25% off
265 Rotherhithe Street, SE16 | 12 minutes from Canary Wharf
The only hotel in London with its own pier, the DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands Riverside offers views across London's iconic River Thames. Taking inspiration from ... More
 
 
 
 
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West India Quay
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 4 minutes from Canary Wharf
A stone's throw from Canary Wharf and Poplar, West India Quay is a dockside area with a 19th ... More
 
 
 
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London City Island
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Wharfside Road, Leamouth Peninsula, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 22 minutes from Canary Wharf
Taking up 12 acres, London City Island is a neighbourhood in East London, a 'mini Manhattan' with a red bridge linking the island to ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Docks
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
17 Western Gateway, E16 | 30 minutes from Canary Wharf
T he biggest enclosed docks in the world, with around 250 acres of water, the Royal Docks encompass three docks, built between 1855 ... More
 
 
 
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Canada Square Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Canada Square, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 1 minute from Canary Wharf
Open space in the centre of Canary Wharf, Canada Square Park is a popular outdoor area for concerts and screenings of sporting events in the ... 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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Oye Santana: Carlos Santana Tribute
London > Events > Music  Dates: Saturday 29th February 2020 - 9.30pm
Canary Wharf, Cabot Hall, E14 | 4 minutes from Canary Wharf
The award-winning band plays the Latin-rock of the iconic American guitarist....More
 
 
 
Alexander O'Neal
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 29th April, 30th April and 1st May 2020 - 9pm
Canary Wharf, Cabot Hall, E14 | 4 minutes from Canary Wharf
The American soul and R&B singer-songwriter, known for his 1980s hits If You Were Here Tonight, Criticize and Saturday Love....More
 
 
 
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Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 3rd April to 25th October 2020
Canary Wharf, No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, E14 | 5 minutes from Canary Wharf
The largest ever Bronze Age hoard discovered in London, the third largest of its kind in the UK, goes on public display for the first time ...More
 
 
 
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Everyman Canary Wharf
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Crossrail Place Level 2, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 1 minute from Canary Wharf
The Everyman Cinema on level 2 of Crossrail Place - the brand's fifth cinema in the capital - sits within the six storey Canary Wharf Crossrail ... More
 
 
 
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Spiegeltent at Canary Wharf
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Canada Square Park, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 1 minute from Canary Wharf
The Spiegeltent at Canary Wharf comes to Canada Square Park in September for 11 days of comedy, music, kids activities, dance, cabaret, acrobatics and kids theatre. ... 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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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, Tower Hamlets, London 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
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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Smollensky's
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
1 Reuters Plaza, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | Same location as Canary Wharf
Since Smollensky's on the Strand opened back in 1986 the American bar and grill has earned a reputation for family dining. At this Canary Wharf outpost ... More
 
 
 
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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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English National Ballet
London > Education > Adult Education
41 Hopewell Square City Island, South Kensington, London E14 | 24 minutes from Canary Wharf
The English National Ballet, founded by Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin in 1950, moved into its current purpose-built East London home on ... 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, Tower Hamlets, London 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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Barry's Bootcamp Canary Wharf
London > Leisure >
1 Crossrail Place, Level Minus 2, E14 | 1 minute from Canary Wharf
Set up by LA based celebrity trainer Barry Jay in 1998, Barry's Bootcamp is a one-stop cardio and ... More
 
 
 
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HotTugs West India Quay
London > Leisure >
E14 | 4 minutes from Canary Wharf
Taking the hot tub to the next level, HotTugs puts the humble hot tub on water. Yes, that's right, you'll be floating ... 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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Vagabond Canary Wharf
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
25 Cabot Square, E14 | 2 minutes from Canary Wharf
A self-serve wine bar, Vagabond first started in Fulham in 2010 and has since gone ... 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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No 35 Mackenzie Walk
London > Nightlife > Bars
29-35 Mackenzie Walk, Canary Wharf, E14 | 2 minutes from Canary Wharf
A destination bar with a modern edge, No 35 Mackenzie Walk brings all the signature ... 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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Old Royal Naval College
London > Business > Venue Hire
Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 | 31 minutes from Canary Wharf
The Old Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich in which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. William ... More
 
 
 
 

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