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Canary WharfHome to the big banks, Canary Wharf is a purpose-built office hub in the regenerated Docklands. With the site extending to over 97 acres it's almost like a separate city in the east of London, powered by and for the financial sector. In 1991 the first tenants moved in and as recently as the mid 1960s, Canary Wharf was a cargo warehouse at the centre of West India Docks. In this former role most of the trade came in from the Canary Islands, giving the wharf its current name. Now, with its very modern glass-covered uniform tower blocks set on the water's edge, the ship merchants have been replaced with suits. Standing out among the towering office blocks is One Canada Square. At 244-metres, encompassing 50 floors, it's a truly formidable structure, visible from almost any high vantage point in Greater London. Being entirely purpose built, the wharf runs efficiently; even the shops, pubs and restaurants are modern and functional. Unlike other areas of the city, travel also runs like clockwork with commuters arriving daily via the Jubilee line and the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) while London City Airport, just 10 minutes by taxi, makes it convenient for international business travel.

 

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Canary Wharf Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Canning Town Tube Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Canary Wharf Crossrail Station
 
0 minutes walk
 
Limehouse Railway Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
City Harbour NCP
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £86  33% off
South Quay, E14 | 6 minutes from Canary Wharf
Perched on the waterfront, just 15 minutes from London's City Airport, the Hilton London Canary Wharf combines convenience with comfort. Stroll across the hotel's private bridge ... More
 
 
 
Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £141  24% off
46 Westferry Circus, E14 | 8 minutes from Canary Wharf
The Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel contains spacious, luxurious rooms and suites with every comfort available, including a giant marble bath, two-line speaker phones and stunning walnut ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Docklands Riverside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £77  26% off
265 Rotherhithe Street, SE16 | 12 minutes from Canary Wharf
The only hotel in London with its own pier, the DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands Riverside offers views across London's iconic River Thames. Taking inspiration from ... More
 
 
 
 
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London City Island
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Wharfside Road, Leamouth Peninsula, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 22 minutes from Canary Wharf
Taking up 12 acres, London City Island is a neighbourhood in East London, a 'mini Manhattan' with a red bridge linking the island to ... More
 
 
 
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Greenwich
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
SE10 | 32 minutes from Canary Wharf
The London Borough of Greenwich lies on the south bank of the Thames. Rich in maritime history, Greenwich also has an outstanding architectural heritage. ... More
 
 
 
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Idea Store Whitechapel
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
321 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 37 minutes from Canary Wharf
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Canada Square Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Canada Square, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 1 minute from Canary Wharf
Open space in the centre of Canary Wharf, Canada Square Park is a popular outdoor area for concerts and screenings of sporting events in the ... More
 
 
 
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One Canada Square
London > Attractions > Sights
1 Canada Square, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 1 minute from Canary Wharf
Once the tallest building in the United Kingdom (a title it held from 1991 until 2012 when The Shard rose above it), One Canada Square is ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of London Docklands
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No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 5 minutes from Canary Wharf
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Canary Wharf, 1 Canada Square, E14 | 1 minute from Canary Wharf
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Canary Wharf, No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, E14 | 5 minutes from Canary Wharf
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Everyman Canary Wharf
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Crossrail Place Level 2, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 1 minute from Canary Wharf
The Everyman Cinema on level 2 of Crossrail Place - the brand's fifth cinema in the capital - sits within the six storey Canary Wharf Crossrail ... More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Canada Square Park, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 1 minute from Canary Wharf
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269 Westferry Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 18 minutes from Canary Wharf
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Charbonnel et Walker
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Cabot Place West, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2 minutes from Canary Wharf
This long-established chocolatier, set up in 1875 at the behest of Edward VII, has been making the finest chocolate in traditional French style for 130 years. ... More
 
 
 
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Jubilee Place Mall
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Bank Street, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 3 minutes from Canary Wharf
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Billingsgate Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Trafalgar Way, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 4 minutes from Canary Wharf
Originally a general market for corn, coal, iron, wine, salt, pottery, fish and other goods, Billingsgate is now the only London-based market dedicated to fish. From ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
1 Canada Square, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 1 minute from Canary Wharf
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
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1 Canada Square, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 1 minute from Canary Wharf
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Smollensky's
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1 Reuters Plaza, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | Same location as Canary Wharf
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Unit 4, Wood Wharf, Preston Road, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 6 minutes from Canary Wharf
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The Gun
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27 Coldharbour, Docklands, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 10 minutes from Canary Wharf
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The Narrow
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44 Narrow Street, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 17 minutes from Canary Wharf
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Greenland Dock, off Rope Street, Southwark, London SE16 | 19 minutes from Canary Wharf
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Davy's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
31 Fisherman's Walk, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2 minutes from Canary Wharf
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Eighteen Sky Bar
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InterContinental London - The O2, 1 Waterview Drive, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 | 16 minutes from Canary Wharf
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No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 5 minutes from Canary Wharf
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Peninsula Square, SE10 | 19 minutes from Canary Wharf
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Old Royal Naval College
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Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 | 31 minutes from Canary Wharf
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