Canary Wharf Area Guide
What is Canary Wharf like?
Today Canary Wharf is the gleaming hub of international trade and commerce; historically, though, it was part of the West India Docks, the world’s largest port. This blend of heritage and modernity gives Canary Wharf a unique vibrancy that has been enhanced by the huge investment and excitement generated by the Olympic Games, held a stone’s throw away in Stratford.
The Local Scene
There’s always life in one of world’s leading business and financial centres. There’s elegant relaxation in numerous sophisticated bars and restaurants, most notably Roka, with its elegant Japanese cuisine; Boisdale, noted for its lively Scottish ambience; and Plateau, the epitome of contemporary French chic. There’s many leisure opportunities, ranging from riverside walks to prime shopping at one of three major malls, including Europe’s largest urban shopping centre, Westfield Stratford City. As Europe’s fastest-growing business district, Canary Wharf offers great prospects for careers and employment and attracts residents for these reasons.
The West End is easily accessible via the Jubilee Line at Canary Wharf. The Docklands Light Railway provides direct services into the City from the stations at Westferry and Limehouse.
London City Airport is less than half an hour away via rail or car, and there is a fast and frequent bus service to both the City and the airport.
The new Crossrail link, due to open in 2017, will provide direct access to central and West London, and out to Heathrow and Maidenhead