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The shiny highrises of Canary Wharf are home to financial services companies and their employees.
Studio / 1 BR
60% Complete
1,560
2 Bedrooms
81% Complete
2,100
3 Bedrooms
82% Complete
2,133
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
2,600

Good For
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students

 

What's around
  • 129 Shops
  • 11 Fitness options
  • 99 Restaurants
  • 5 Grocery stores/markets
  • 16 Banks
  • 35 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITExcellent

WALKABILITYExcellent
Safety

Canary Wharf has an above average violent crime rate and a high property crime rate for London.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Canary Wharf LIKE?

Canary Wharf was once one of the busiest docks in the world before falling on hard times when they closed in 1980. The area was literally rebuilt as a new hub for London's financial services companies and, after fits and starts, has become a coveted neighborhood. 

Properties are mainly apartments and condos in shiny new towers. For a price you can get stunning views of the City skyline and the Thames river. There are some townhomes, Victorian terraced houses, and cottages, though you’ll have to get lucky to find one since they go quickly. A large majority of the population are bankers working in the wharf's offices, as well as young families buying their first homes.

There is a lot to do here, including the London Museum Docklands, a massive cinema, the Crossrail Place roof gardens, a shopping center tons of stores of all kinds, a fish market, gyms, running track, and sailing on the river. Just beyond the neighborhood's borders is Mudchute, a 32 acre (13 hectares) urban farm with more than 100 animals. It is often open to the public and hosts tons of activities throughout the year.

Despite being a relatively small, compact neighborhood there are nearly 100 restaurants here, including a few very pricey places good for celebrating a special event (or end of year bonus). It's also got a good collection of pubs, wine bars, and cocktail bars. Boisdale of Canary Wharf is a local favorite that has over 3,000 whiskeys and a cigar menu.

There are a few schools in the area serving students with special needs as well as several highly ranked traditional schools.

Canary Wharf is well connected by public transit; you can get into the City within 15 minutes.

Canary Wharf is bordered on the north by Limehouse and Poplar, on the east by Blackwall, on the south by Millwall, and on the west by the Thames.

 

Commute:
The City: 3.8 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 15 minutes by transit / 25-30 minutes by bike
Southwark: 4 miles / 20-35 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike
Westminster: 6 miles / 25-60 minutes by car / 30-40 minutes by transit
Shoreditch: 4.6 miles / 20-45 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike

Canary Wharf London Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Canary Wharf LOCAL schools

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Bygrove Primary School
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Cayley Primary School
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Cubitt Town Infants' School
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Cubitt Town Junior School
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Cyril Jackson Primary School
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Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community

 

Photo Credits: Thanks to @Davide D' Amico, @Abdulmajeed, @Alex Macnab, @Bill Green, @Gary Davis, @Daniel Coyle, @Robert Goddard, @Marley Downridge, @Jack Moore, @1_rubya2, @Tea Merchant, @Lenys Garcia, @Dan Cunningham, @ccinhd for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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