The Canary Wharf and Docklands area reaches beyond Tower Bridge in London and is made up of the area surrounding Limehouse, Greenwich, Isle of Dogs and the Blackwall Tunnel. A global financial centre, Canary Wharf is the district most associated with business in London and houses several international banking and media headquarters and billion pound.. Read more
The Canary Wharf and Docklands area reaches beyond Tower Bridge in London and is made up of the area surrounding Limehouse, Greenwich, Isle of Dogs and the Blackwall Tunnel. A global financial centre, Canary Wharf is the district most associated with business in London and houses several international banking and media headquarters and billion pound companies. It stands tall with its striking skyscrapers that tower over the hundreds of thousands of commuters that travel there every day to work. Due to its prominence as a business destination in London, a wealth of serviced apartments Canary Wharf have sprung up which cater to both business and leisure clientele.
Once a derelict site, Canary Wharf has now become a thriving epicentre for investment and has seen massive redevelopment to transform it into a bustling and impressive London location. Circling the central tube station is a shopping centre which encompasses 240 high-end fashion shops, Europe's largest Waitrose supermarket, and blocks of extravagant offices. One Canada Square, one of London's most iconic buildings and the second tallest building in the United Kingdom (The Shard is the tallest), also sits at the heart of this district.
Journeying not too further afield you will encounter many more hot spots with luxury residences, sleek wine bars, dockside restaurants, historic pubs, modern sculptures, multi-screen cinemas and many outdoor activities. The Museum of London Docklands is one of the more popular cultural attractions in the area and looks back at the history of the Canary Wharf and Docklands area with their interactive exhibits. A 10 minute stroll from the tube station is the West India Quay centre which has an array of restaurants, bars and even a cinema.
A visit to the World Heritage Site of Greenwich or a stay in a Greenwich short stay apartment is a must for those with an interest in maritime history. After a hop aboard the famous tea clipper, the Cutty Sark, a trip to the vibrant and eclectic Greenwich Market is a must. A trip to the Royal Observatory allows you to straddle each hemisphere on the meridian line and the National Maritime Museum will teach you all about the famous maritime battles and trade routes of the British Empire.
The Docklands Light Railway is the transport lifeline for the area and, as well as being part of the Jubilee underground line for easy acess to the inner city, has a national rail station close by in the Canada Water region. With the DLR, the London Overground and the tube network, your serviced apartment Canary Wharf has excellent transport links to allow you to travel all over the city.