Local area guide

Living in Canary Wharf

Thinking about moving to Canary Wharf? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Canary Wharf

Why Canary Wharf is a good place to live

Living in Canary Wharf is an experience in itself, thanks to its vibrant, cosmopolitan lifestyle. This East London gem is renowned for its modern architecture reflected in its impressive high-rise buildings. Its buzzing atmosphere emanates from the beautiful squares filled with shops, eateries, and frequent cultural events. Canary Wharf's strategic location by the River Thames offers stunning waterfront views, adding to the overall allure of residing here. The well-developed transportation network is creates easy access within and outside the city. Canary Wharf also brings nature right into the city, featuring beautiful public parks, like the Crossrail Place Roof Garden, that provide peaceful, green spaces amid the urban environment.

What's Canary Wharf famous for?

Canary Wharf is famous for its striking skyline, dominated by towering structures. It's a significant financial hub, housing the headquarters of major banks and multinational corporations. At its heart, the iconic One Canada Square stands out for its remarkable architectural design. Canary Wharf's well-kept public spaces, filled with an eclectic mix of restaurants, retail outlets, and art installations, add to its reputation as an area that seamlessly blends commerce, culture, and lifestyle.

Things to do in Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf offers a myriad of things to do. Nature lovers can unwind in one of its many parks, like the Jubilee Park or the Crossrail Place Roof Garden, and enjoy the tranquillity they provide. Cultural enthusiasts can explore the Museum of London Docklands, which presents a vivid picture of the city's maritime history. Meanwhile, shopping aficionados can indulge at the various high-end retail shops in the area. Foodies will delight in the assortment of dining options available, from fancy restaurants to street food stalls. If you're in Canary Wharf for a special occasion, an unforgettable evening of cocktails with a breathtaking view from the 48th floor of Pan Peninsula is just the thing to do!

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Properties currently for sale in Canary Wharf

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Transport in Canary Wharf

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Canary Wharf.

Local connections

Canary Wharf
0.1 miles / 0.2 km
West India Quay
0.1 miles / 0.2 km
Heron Quays
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
Poplar
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
South Quay
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Canary Wharf Pier
Ferry Port
0.4 miles / 0.6 km

Schools in Canary Wharf

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Canary Wharf.

Education in Canary Wharf

New City College
Ages: 14 - 99 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2021)
Our Lady and St Joseph Catholic Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
River House Montessori School
Ages: 3 - 16 years old
Ofsted Rating: Inadequate (2022)
Mulberry Wood Wharf Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Mayflower Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2022)
Panaga School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old

Local pubs in Canary Wharf

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  • Everyman

    Canary Wharf, London, E14

    More than a cinema. Join us for the top films, events, drinks, food, and private hires.

  • Cafe Brera

    London E14

    Established in 1991, Cafe Brera is an Epicurean all day cafe and bar. Inspired by the style of Milan and the ambiance of classic European cafes we serve classic Italian pizzas, pastries, coffee, cocktails and more.

  • BrewDog Canary Wharf

    London E14

    Twenty taps of craft beer alongside a range of spirits, cider and wines with our famous menu of burgers and wings, and is also open for breakfast and brunch at weekends.