Where are the best places to live in Canary Wharf? The best way to find out is by asking the people who already live there, and we did exactly that! Every day, locals across the capital tell us about the areas they live in, as well as their specific developments. Do you work in Canary Wharf and want to know the best place to live? Discover the very best homes in Canary Wharf itself and the E14 area.
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Want a quiet flat with friendly residents, a great view and a private gym in the complex? Done. Want a pet-friendly studio with yoga classes on the roof terrace? Done. Our reviewers will give you real insights into what life is really like in each building.
Living in Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf has, at times, been accused of being soulless and shiny. Not much going on at the weekend. However, expanded shopping options and a John Lewis branch have given the business district a more homely feel. The area is home to an increasing number of residents, as well as the 100,000 office workers that arrive on a daily basis.
The majority of Canary Wharf homes are found in modern glass skyscrapers such as Pan Peninsula in South Quay. However, converted warehouses such as those found in West India Quay offer a more relaxed living style. Moving south and down into the Isle of Dogs and E14 offers an even quieter and more suburban feel.
Canary Wharf Restaurants
Canary Wharf has attracted plenty of great restaurants, all looking to cater to the area’s mix of young professionals, families and high-powered businesses. If you’re a brunch fan, you have plenty of choice. Try The Breakfast Club’s unbeatable eggs or the ever-popular meaty sandwiches at Birleys.
There’s plenty of regional variation on offer too. Mama’s Jerk is a great Caribbean hangout, while Ahi Poké will give you bowls bursting with Hawaiian flavour. There’s everything from vegan burger bars to top-notch tapas and Middle Eastern sharing extravaganzas to explore too.
Top 5 Places to Live In Canary Wharf
Reliably making the podium for many of our various London area top ranked developments, 10 George Street is our resident reviewers’ favourite for Canary Wharf. It rises 37 storeys above the new district of Wood Wharf, with 327 apartments available, overlooking waterside gardens and boardwalks below. In addition, residents have exclusive access to “Club Vertus.” This 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. Similarly, the 24-hour concierge is available to sign for parcels, arrange for dry cleaning and welcome you home.
Greystar’s Sailmakers is only marginally behind 10 George Street at number 2. This is another all-round crowd pleaser, as residents give it high marks across the board for its facilities, design, location, value and management. Sitting within Harbour Central, the site is situated on the Isle of Dogs close to the River Thames, and less than a 10-minute walk from the heart of Canary Wharf. In addition, transport links come courtesy of nearby South Quay DLR and Canary Wharf’s DLR and Underground services. Residents enjoy fast and frequent connections to the likes of Bank and Monument.
4.45 (58 reviews)
4.45 (58 reviews)
This development has slowly but surely been making a name for itself, quietly gathering more and more positive residents’ rankings and comments. Named after botanist Nathanial Bagshaw Ward, Wardian London is a unique residential development from EcoWorld and Ballymore, and designed by Glenn Howells. The development offers one and two-bedroom apartments and a collection of suites, all close to Canary Wharf’s Jubilee line, DLR, Thames Clipper services and London City Airport.
Dollar Bay is another relative newcomer but already it is turning heads. There are 115 studios, apartments and penthouses at Dollar Bay, a 32-storey tower on the Isle of Dogs’ South Dock, close to Canary Wharf’s transport links and shopping malls. Smart, well-designed, functional but also stylish, Dollar Bay is a great addition to Canary Wharf. Residents love the winter garden and other aesthetic features too.
4.55 (14 reviews)
4.55 (14 reviews)
Finally, to complete our top 5 we have Baltimore Wharf. This mixed-use development from Galliard Homes is made up of residential units, retail outlets and even a premium hotel. There are one and two-bedroom apartments, premium duplexes and penthouses on offer here. The development is moments from the Crossharbour DLR Station, and the heart of Canary Wharf is less than a 10-minute walk away, which gives access to the Jubilee Line services.
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