Local area guide

Living in Isle of Dogs

Thinking about moving to Isle of Dogs? 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 Isle of Dogs

Why Isle of Dogs is a good place to live

Living in Isle of Dogs offers a unique experience that beautifully blends the old with the new. The area presents historic character alongside modern city life vibrancy, creating a dazzling blend of past and present. Nestled in a key London location, residents can enjoy quick links to the city thanks to its strategic closeness to the Docklands Light Railway stations and Canary Wharf Underground station. The area is also populated with a vast selection of vibrant shopping districts, striking restaurants, and buzzing bars, reflecting the exciting metropolitan city life. But the urban hustle isn't everything this area has to offer. Amidst the city scene, Isle of Dogs showcases charming green spaces such as Mudchute Park and Millwal Park, allowing a feel of tranquility despite the city energies.

What's Isle of Dogs famous for?

Isle of Dogs is famous for a myriad of impressive traits. The area is notably home to the UK's tallest building, One Canada Square, standing tall amidst the business crowd. The district's historical significance as a powerful business hub, that traditionally hosted dockworkers and now serves numerous bankers, has also put Isle of Dogs on the map. More than its business acumen, the area also boasts several fascinating landmarks such as the Dockland Museum, Mudchute Park & Farm - known as London's biggest city farm, and the breathtaking silhouette of Canary Wharf gracing the skyline in the background.

Things to do in Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs is an exciting hive of things to do. From its captivating landmarks to charming natural spaces. Residents and visitors can tour the fascinating Dockland Museum or connect with the pastoral charisma of Mudchute Park & Farm. A trip to Island Gardens can also make for a day's great excursion with mesmerizing vistas of the River Thames. Those seeking thrill in city life can live it up at Canary Wharf, with access to two cinemas – Cineworld at West India Quay, and Everyman at Crossrail place. And if you're looking to wind down after a lively day, sipping on a delightful evening cocktail on the 48th floor of Pan Peninsula is the perfect way to watch the city lights glimmer with the setting sun.

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Transport in Isle of Dogs

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Local connections

Crossharbour & London Arena
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
South Quay
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
Canary Wharf
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Heron Quays
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
West India Quay
0.6 miles / 1.0 km

Schools in Isle of Dogs

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Isle of Dogs.

Education in Isle of Dogs

River House Montessori School
Ages: 3 - 16 years old
Ofsted Rating: Inadequate (2022)
Ecole Yenzi
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Al Kafilah Damascus Shell School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Panaga School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Pdo Oman School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Oman Lng LLC School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old

Local pubs in Isle of Dogs

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  • George

    London E14

    The George is the old and new, the then and now. Where social barriers are broken down, everyone is very friendly, ladies are looked after and blokes are gents.

  • 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.

  • Gun

    London E14

    The Gun is a Grade II listed riverside pub which dates back to the early 18th century and is situated on the banks.

  • 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.