Published: 15/11/2021A thriving retail and cultural scene, waterside dining, and excellent transport links make Canary Wharf in E14 a vibrant and thoroughly enjoyable place to live and work.
When you picture Canary Wharf, you think skyscrapers, office blocks, and hordes of men in dark suits, which is not surprising as it's one of the world's leading business centres. However, in the last thirty years, Canary Wharf has seen extensive regeneration. If you haven't been there recently, you're in for a delightful surprise, as you'll find an area almost unrecognisable from its business roots.
The most significant development is the creation of new neighbourhoods providing the very best amenities which offer a modern, luxury lifestyle that's attracting more and more people to the area.
Emerging from the Jubilee line into the picturesque green space of Jubilee Park, the vibrant buzz strikes one. Three hundred shops, bars, and restaurants have made the Wharf a premier destination.
The culinary scene is booming, with many flocking there in the evenings and on weekends. Whether you're looking for a bottomless brunch, a coffee break, or an elegant three-course meal, there are plenty of options as Canary Wharf has a vast array of eateries from around the world, from sophisticated fine dining to casual barbecues.
The many entertainment options draw families, friends, and couples to the area with year-round musical and theatrical events, as well as the UK's most extensive free-to-visit collection of public art. The annual Winter Lights Festival is one of the most popular events, which features artworks, installations, and interactive light displays all around Canary Wharf.
You'll also find a spectacular 300m rooftop garden at Crossrail Place. Here, you're free to experience the wide variety of plants from across the globe and follow the planting from the mixtures of ferns and perennials from the western hemisphere to the bamboo and exotic flora of the East.
Canary Wharf and sustainability might not be two words immediately put together, but it is a plastic-free zone. The area has continuously pushed to be a more environmentally-friendly place to live and work, with many retailers banning straws.
Canary Wharf has excellent transport links. It is 10 minutes to the City via the DLR, and you can get to Mayfair in 15 minutes on the Jubilee Line. It's also just a 21-minute journey to London City Airport on the DLR.
As a result of this drive to create the ideal work-life balance, demand for property in the area increases. Interestingly, as well as buyers from the UK and all over the world, there is a very strong renting population as the societal, demographic, and tenure changes mean that more people are choosing to live in rented accommodation offering a modern, hassle-free and flexible lifestyle without the commitment of owning.
There are many reasons to buy or rent in Canary Wharf. With something to offer all lifestyles, this vibrant area has become one of the most desirable destinations in the capital. If you're interested in buying, selling or renting in Canary Wharf, please contact one of our experts in the area on 020 3137 1445.