Canary Wharf sustains residential appeal throughout pandemic

As one of London’s key business hubs, Canary Wharf has been heavily affected by the pandemic and the initial move away from office-based work. However, Verified resident ratings on HomeViews show that its appeal as a residential neighbourhood has remained steady. Canary Wharf now boasts many of the highest-rated apartment blocks in London – and indeed the UK. We take a closer look at these developments and what this quayside location offers beyond proximity to the office.

With home working remaining a popular option for many office workers, developments in Canary Wharf have needed to prove the wider benefits of living in such a commercial area. However, resident reviews on HomeViews indicate that the growing number of residential developments in the district are holding their own when it comes to residential appeal.

While the number of journeys made on public transport in London continues to rise closer to pre-pandemic levels, we’re still some way off the city’s normal commuting levels. So what is it about Canary Wharf that still makes it such a hit with residents?

Award-winning homes

HomeViews held its annual awards ceremony in November 2021 for the UK’s highest-rated new rental developments. One award is for the highest-rated schemes in London, and includes a Top 10 list of all our highest-rated developments in the capital.

Not only was the winning building in Canary Wharf (8 Water Street, by Vertus) but also another two in the top 10 list were in this area. Sailmakers by Greystar and 10 George Street by Vertus took fifth and sixth places respectively.

Let’s take a look at some of Canary Wharf’s highest-rated buildings below. Click through onto each development page to read detailed reviews and see resident ratings for all criteria.

Canary Wharf’s highest rated developments

4.82 (27 reviews)
4.82 (27 reviews)

Winner of the Best London Development in our 2021 Build to Rent Awards, 8 Water Street comprises 174 apartments overlooking the South Dock and the quiet boardwalks and floating pavilions of Water Square. The development also boasts an expansive roof terrace and a landscaped private garden.

While all ratings for this building are extremely high, only Location gets the full 5 out of 5 from all reviewers. Reviews regularly mention the roof terrace and private garden – especially among pet owners – while the proximity of Canary Wharf’s amenities is also a common point of praise.

Read reviews and details of 8 Water Street, E14

4.79 (26 reviews)
4.79 (26 reviews)

Also by Vertus and currently ranked the second best building in Canary Wharf on our area guide, Newfoundland offers 636 apartments in the heart if this bustling district. Residents can choose to look out over Canary Wharf, or The Thames and the City. Also, residents have access to private resident amenities including a gym, lounge, terrace and children’s play area.

Dubbed the ’15 minute city’ thanks to its easy proximity to a huge variety of amenities, Newfoundland has hit headlines recently for both its towering scale and the luxury lifestyle on offer. Residents praise the outstanding management team, as well as the design and facilities at this hugely popular scheme.

Read reviews and details of Newfoundland, E14

Ten Park Drive is currently our highest rated sales development in Canary Wharf. This luxurious development by Canary Wharf Group is situated in the heart of Canary Wharf and comprises just under 350 apartments. Floorplans span studios, one, two and three-bedroom units. Transport links come courtesy of Canary Wharf station (for Jubilee line and DLR services) along with nearby Heron Quays.

Reviewers mention the ‘exquisite’ interior design, outstanding facilities on offer and the peaceful atmosphere created by the extensive planting around the building.

Read reviews and details of Ten Park Drive, E14

4.69 (54 reviews)
4.69 (54 reviews)

Rising 37 storeys above Canary Wharf’s new district Wood Wharf, 10 George Street is another smash hit Vertus development in the area. 327 apartments overlook the waterside gardens and boardwalks below. Residents have exclusive access to Club Vertus, which includes access to a 24/7 gym studio, self-service bar, private dining room and lounge which opens out onto a large, south-facing terrace.

Residents describe the experience of living there as being like the lifestyle offered by a 5 star hotel. The terrace overlooking The Thames is cited as the perfect summer barbecue spot, while the ‘relaxing and quiet’ seclusion of the apartments in such a central location is also mentioned.

Read reviews and details of 10 George Street, E14

HomeViews area guides

Explore these areas further with our area guides. These include rankings for the top buildings, as well as reviews and an overview of the area.

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