London Square - Canada Water, SE16
<b> London Square Canada Water </b>
London Square Canada Water is a contemporary development of exemplary design, where the highest quality of life can be enjoyed.
The U-shaped building, four to seven storeys in height, encloses a private courtyard and play space for residents’ use. In addition, every apartment has private outdoor space. The development’s green credentials include ample cycle parking and a number of renewable technologies providing heat and power.
The landscaped courtyard and concierge service are two reasons why London Square Canada Water is such a special place to live. The impeccable interior specification is another.
<b> Canada Water</b>
Canada Water came to prominence in the 1980s and the 1990s, and it has now entered an exciting second phase of regeneration. A thriving new urban centre is being created, with more shops, public areas, homes and leisure spaces, including the new library and cultural centre. The prestigious King's College London has also decided on Canada Water for a new campus.
However, Canada Water retains the qualities that have made it something of an undiscovered gem. In contrast to Canary Wharf, it has a quieter, greener, more relaxed feel, offering peaceful waterfronts along the docks and canals, and a surprising amount of parkland. You can sail or windsurf on Greenland Dock, get close to nature in Russia Woodland Dock, or take in panoramic views from Stave Hill Ecological Park.
Transport links are excellent, and set to get better still. Canada Water is just one stop from the Crossrail interchange at Canary Wharf, and will certainly share in the uplift effect that Crossrail is bringing to all the areas on its route. Canary Wharf can be reached on the Jubilee Line in 2 minutes*, Bond Street in 13 minutes*. Life will also get easier for pedestrians and cyclists if the proposed Rotherhithe Bridge goes ahead linking Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf and easing pressure on the tube links.
<b> Dining Out</b>
London's dining scene caters for every imaginable taste and occasion, as reflected in the options around London Square Canada Water. There are some traditional pubs serving well-reviewed food: for example, Old Salt Quay in Rotherhithe, and The Mayflower. Around Greenland Dock there's The Ship and Whale pub and local gem Café East, a Vietnamese canteen famed for its pho, or noodle soup. Leadbelly's Bar & Kitchen is a new arrival on Surrey Quays Road, and a little further along the road, there's a branch of New York-Italian restaurant Frankie and Benny's. It's a round the clock dining destination, from breakfast and brunch at modern and friendly Canada Water Café, to the Friday and Saturday night street food and music celebration at Street Feast Hawker House.
Canary Wharf, just one stop away by the Jubilee Line, provides endless possibilities. There are hundreds of restaurants and bars around the iconic tower, in Crossrail Place, and along the waterside. Some specialise in sophisticated European cuisine, ideal for smart dinner and business lunches, while others offer dishes and street food. Pasta, pizza, snacks and coffee are all on offer, while drinking spots range from glamourous high-rise cocktail bars to cosy waterside pubs.
There's plenty of retail therapy very close to Canada Water, all easily accessible by tube. In Canary Wharf, you'll find luxury and mid-market fashion to rival the West End, including LK Bennett, Tiffany, Paul Smith, Reiss, Hobbs and Jaegar, as well as large branches of Marks & Spencer and Waitrose. Hairdressers, opticians, banks and other services are also located here. Cabot Place is the original shopping mall which has recently been joined by Crossrail Place to give shoppers even more to choose from.
Westfield Stratford can be reached almost as quickly, extending your choices with over 350 shops in every category, and John Lewis and Marks & Spencer as the anchor stores. In contrast, the boutique and independent shops of Greenwich are perfect for seeking out unique accessories, designer fashion, rare records or artisan foods, and its market is famous for antiques, crafts and design.
For your everyday essentials, you'll go to Surrey Quays Shopping Centre. Sainsbury's Local, next to the station, is also handy for last minute purchases on your way home.
<b> Local Culture </b>
Anyone curious about culture finds ends inspiration in London. Its theatre scene, museums and galleries, and music venues ranging from opera houses to rock stadiums, have given it a well-deserved reputation for arts and entertainment.
Much of the culture local to London Square Canada Water reflects the area's maritime heritage. The Brunel Museum celebrates the engineering supremo who connected this part of London to the north side of the Thames with the Thames Tunnel. Over the river, Maritime Greenwich is a stunning collection of buildings and a beautiful park, which draw visitors on a global scale. The Royal Observatory and Prime Meridian, the Queen's House, the Old Royal Naval College and its magnificent Painted Hall, and the now-restored Cutty Sark, make Greenwich absolutely unique.
Canada Water had its own cultural/entertainment spaces. The new Printworks has six vast multipurpose event spaces for music and arts, and a capacity for 6,000. Canada Water Culture Space, smaller with 150 seats, has an amazing programme of dance, comedy, children's events, thought-provoking drama and poetry.
In North Greenwich, The O2,4 minutes* by Jubilee Line, is one of Europe's leading entertainment arenas where megastar names regularly take to the stage. The centre also comprises a cinema, nightclubs, restaurants, bars and Brooklyn Bowl: it's a true cultural icon.
<small> <i> Exterior computer generated images depicts the London Square Canada Water and are indicative only. Photography depicts the one bedroom Show Apartment and are indicative only. *Choice dependent on stage of construction. Travel times sources from . Details and prices are correct at time of distribution, September 2017. </small> </i>