A Guide to: Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf on the Isle of Dogs in Greater London

What’s Canary Wharf like to live in? Many people are unfamiliar with the area, but it’s one of the main financial districts of London, after The City. Home to many banks, international offices and skyscrapers, Canary Wharf is where many young professionals in London spend time doing business.  With many new developments around the docklands area, along with additions of shopping centres and restaurants, it’s a cool place to hang out in too. Not to mention that one of our properties, Davies Court, is only a stone’s throw away.

How to get to Canary Wharf

Located in the Isle of Dogs, Canary Wharf is easier to get to than you think, as it is very well-connected to the rest of London due to the Jubilee line and the DLR. You will be in Bank or Westminster in only 10 minutes. It’s also great for anyone wanting to travel abroad, as London City Airport is only 20 minutes away by DLR.

Universities and Colleges near Canary Wharf

If you’re looking to study business or take on a vocational course, Canary Wharf is just the place to cater to those needs. New City College has a campus in Tower Hamlets, and is a mere 8-minute walk from Davies Court! UCL School of Management isn’t far off, with a campus only 16 minutes away in One Canada Square. The NCI University in London is also 15 minutes away by bus or DLR.

What to do in Canary Wharf

With all of its skyscrapers, you know you’ll get a great view wherever you go, as there are many rooftop terraces and bars to choose from. Bokan is one of the many beautiful locations with stunning views, that will make you feel like you’re in New York rather than London!

The Crossrail Place Roof Garden is an enclosed botanical garden with lots of plants and trees, giving you a touch of nature amongst all the tall looming buildings. The garden sits almost exactly on the Meridian line, and all the plants are arranged according to which hemisphere they are from, with Asian plants such as bamboos to the east, and plants such as ferns from the Americas to the west. Go to enjoy the exotic planting, relax on one of the many benches, or enjoy a show in the amphitheatre.

If you’ve been in London for a while, you’ll be familiar with the Everyman cinema franchise, and there’s one in Canary Wharf. This cosy boutique cinema has three screens, each with plush sofa seating, velvet armchairs, cushions and footrests all round. Perfect for feeling right at home when you want to catch the latest blockbusters.

Where to eat in Canary Wharf

The Breakfast Club has branches all over London, and that includes Canary Wharf. You won’t fail to spot the humongous disco ball glittering above the entrance, and the menu is perfect for brunch, boasting an American diner vibe, with deli sandwiches and buttermilk fried chicken.

Giant Robot is also the place to go for all kinds of different street foods at a range of price points. It’s like a cross between an airport departure lounge and a nightclub, and provides a great atmosphere and beautiful views.

So, where can you live near Canary Wharf? Living at Davies Court, you’re sorted with plenty to do in Canary Wharf and a super quick commute to central London. And don’t forget we also have twelve other long-term accommodations around London, so if you fancy staying somewhere else in London, we’ve got you covered.