All you need to know about Canary Wharf, London

Information about Canary Wharf, London

Canary Wharf, situated in the East End of London, and renowned for its sleek skyscrapers and bustling financial centres. Home to some of the tallest buildings in the United Kingdom, it is a testament to modern design and urban planning. Canary Wharf is also an evolving cultural and residential area, boasting an array of shops, restaurants, and event spaces making it a perfect destination to rent a serviced apartment in Canary Wharf.


Located on the Isle of Dogs, Canary Wharf is London’s secondary central business district, and along with the City is one of the world’s major financial centres. Once one of the busiest docks in the world, today the district is a corporate hot spot, and is home to many tall office and business buildings, such as One Canada Square. Collectively, Canary Wharf contains over 16,000,000 square feet of office and retail space, making it the perfect place to stay when visiting London on business.


Canary Wharf draws in over 100,000 workers thanks to its impressive portfolio of major companies. With many banks and professional services firms choosing to have their European Headquarters in the district, it’s understandable why it forms such an impressive financial powerhouse. Barclays, Citigroup, EY, HSBC and JP Morgan, to name just a few, all have offices in Canary Wharf.

The skyline of Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf Transportation, London

Canary Wharf is well-serviced by a range of public transport options. For those looking for Canary Wharf railway stations for overground views, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) operates throughout the district and links with Bank and Stratford. For those looking for the Canary Wharf tube , the underground Jubilee line calls at Canary Wharf station, providing links with the rest of London.


There is also a good selection of buses that link the district with commuting hubs such as Liverpool Street, as well as several riverboats that call at Canary Wharf Pier. For those who prefer to make their own way, there are several bicycle routes available for use, including the Cycle Superhighway 3 – a commuter cycle route from Barking.

Attractions in Canary Wharf, London

Amongst its skyscrapers and impressive office buildings, there are many beautiful parks, gardens and public spaces providing a plethora of things to do in Canary Wharf. Canada Park Square features a meticulously maintained grassed area lined with trees, and in the summer has large screens broadcasting Wimbledon matches. The charming Westferry Circus roundabout is a walled garden with impressive plant life and, surprisingly, once inside you can hardly hear the traffic.


There are many restaurants for food lovers to explore in Canary Wharf, take a look at our blog of the best restaurants in Canary Wharf. There are also various piece of public art scattered across the district, including pieces by renowned artists such as Andrew Burton, Robert Worley and Ron Arad, meaning you’re never far away from some amazing sights. History lovers can also enjoy the Museum of London Docklands, which tells the tale of the area’s transformation from industrial dock to business centre.


Although a predominantly corporate area, Canary Wharf does offer a range of leisure facilities for residents, commuters and guests of SilverDoor Apartments to enjoy. Two multiplex cinemas, the Everyman Canary Wharf and the Cineworld West India Quay, provide the opportunity to unwind at the end of a long day, and although you won’t need to look for eateries when staying in your serviced apartment in Canary Wharf with a furnished kitchen, there are a number of restaurants nearby should you choose to eat out. For those who enjoy taking to the water, two marinas, Poplar Dock and West India Quay, offer the chance to hire boats and corporate experiences on the Thames. 

Serviced apartments in Canary Wharf

If you are planning a business trip to London, serviced apartments in Canary Wharf make ideal bases for corporate stays. Accommodation in Canary Wharf is flexible, personalised and simply makes more sense than a hotel room for those conducting business on the move. Our unbeatable selection of Canary Wharf serviced apartments in London each offers a host of features and amenities which can be tailored to your needs. There are short-term and long-term serviced apartments in Canary Wharf to suit your needs. As leaders in the corporate accommodation industry, we will ensure your booking perfectly suits the requirements of you and/ or your team and our helpful staff will always be on hand to assist you in all aspects of your trip. Visit our FAQs page or contact us if you have any questions.

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