Watch our slow mo video to get a feel of the areas covered by our Canary Wharf office.
Areas covered by our Canary Wharf office:
From the rows of Victorian terraces in sought after conservation areas, to period conversions and purpose built flats, Bow is a magnet for those wishing to enjoy a more residential quarter of Tower Hamlets. When it comes to transport, locals are spoilt for choice; excellent links by tube, DLR, bus and road ensure that the area is easily connectable to Canary Wharf, the City and the West End. Roman Road Market and Victoria Park are as much an institution to the East End as pie and mash.
Other nearby amenities includes Mile End Park, Queen Mary University, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the Westfield Stratford City shopping centre.
Canada Water takes its name from a freshwater lake and wildlife refuge in Rotherhithe. The Canada Water area has developed significantly over recent years and is today considered to be a great place to invest in a property. The area’s popularity is partly down to its excellent transport links. Situated in Zone 2, it has an Underground Station (on the Jubilee Line) and an Overground Station that provides direct access into vibrant Shoreditch. As well as its convenient location, Canada Water also has plenty to offer on its doorstep; for example, Canada Water Library, a host of restaurants and an abundance of slick, modern properties and converted warehouses.
Canary Wharf is a business district within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It is one of London’s financial centres and is characterised by sleek office blocks. Due to its striking architecture, Canary Wharf has an iconic skyline that can be admired across London. As well as being a business hub, the area is also home to an abundance of shops and restaurants, and has an ice rink during the festive season. The properties in Canary Wharf range from sophisticated apartments to compact studios. Canary Wharf also has impressive transport links, with an Underground Tube station on the Jubilee Line, as well as a DLR station.
Today, Docklands is a convivial mix of historic warehouses, traditional pubs by the river and new developments, all of which contrast to its industrial history. Recognised as a key part of London’s financial district, the area found in and around Canary Wharf houses over 200 restaurants, bars, cafes and an underground shopping centre. Many world leading banks are also headquartered here. With its own pier on the River Thames, and being serviced by the DLR and Jubilee Line, this area is almost its own island. It is just 15 minutes from the heart of the capital and 10 minutes from Stratford Westfield and the Olympic site.
Architecture, the naval college, a walk through Greenwich Park , Cutty Sark, the Maritime museum Greenwich offers so much to see and do and continues to draw tourists and locals with its friendly vibe. The art and crafts market in the town centre is a great place to relax and sample food from around the world while taking in the scenery. A new Waitrose and the re development of the Creek continue to put Greenwich firmly on the map. Great links to either Canary Wharf or central London and also a short drive to the A2 and North Kent and the coast.
With a mixture of water-side apartments, purpose built flats and fine Victorian terraces, Limehouse is a fast changing area sandwiched between the City and Canary Wharf. Local attractions include: Limehouse Marina and the historic Narrow Street. As well as its lovely scenery, Limehouse is also renowned for its brilliant transport links. The Limehouse DLR station is just three stops from Canary Wharf and two from Bank. The area is positioned to the west of Limehouse Basin and is served by the c2c mainline trains out to Essex. By road, Limehouse is served by the Rotherhithe Tunnel.
London Bridge is a vibrant area located in Central London. The bridge itself extends over the River Thames, joining the City of London and Southwark. The area is a cultural hub with an amazing selection of things to see and do. The famous Borough Market can be found near London Bridge, as well as Shakespeare’s Globe. London Bridge is home to a selection of properties, including spacious and chic flats for City professionals. London Bridge’s Underground Tube station is on the Northern Line (City branch) and the Jubilee Line. London Bridge also has a National Rail train station while Monument Tube station is also nearby.
Narrow Street is, as its named suggests, a narrow street running parallel to the River Thames through Limehouse, east London. The area has a rich and fascinating history; local attractions include The Grapes pub, which – established in 1583 – forms part of a beautiful, historic Georgian terrace and was frequented by Charles Dickens, and The Museum of London Docklands which is also nearby. Another famous spot is the gastro pub The Narrow, which is today run by Gordon Ramsey. The area is home to the Limehouse Basin, which provides a navigable link for boats between the Regent’s Canal and the River Thames through the Limehouse Basin Lock. Whilst Narrow Street is mostly characterised by 19th and 20th century wharf-side buildings, many of the area’s houses were destroyed during World War Two. Nearby transport links include Westferry and Limehouse DLR stations.
Home of The 02 Arena, Greenwich has become extremely sought after in recent years and in 2012 it was named a Royal Borough by the Queen for her Diamond Jubilee. North Greenwich is becoming a more attractive place to live following the success of The Docklands and the area's improved transport links, making them both ideal places from which to commute to the City and Canary Wharf. The area’s transport links include the river taxi, Jubilee Line and Emirates Cable Car. An array of beautiful modern properties can be found along the North Greenwich Peninsula and Greenwich Millennium Village has the unique benefit of its own parkland, including the thriving Ecology Park, as well as easy access to the landscaped Central Park running the length of the Peninsula. The whole area is designed with an emphasis on walking, cycling and the use of public transport over the car, thus contributing towards a safe, calm and healthy environment for the benefit of all.
Despite Poplar being pretty much flattened during the First and Second World Wars, it is now mainly built up of desirable, post war, purpose built flats. Consequently, many of its buyers are young professional and city workers looking for properties close to Canary Wharf.
There has been a noticeable level of investment in Poplar in recent times with many new residential developments adding to the area’s potential. Poplar’s regeneration is expected to carry on.
The Poplar DLR station can take you to Bank in just over 10 minutes, therefore giving its residents swift access into the bustling city centre.
This residential district in the London Borough of Southwark is part of the Docklands area. With an Overground station, Rotherhithe has good transport links into the rest of the city. It is also within close proximity to the amenities and transport facilities of Canada Water, making it an increasingly popular commuter spot. Due to its naval past, the district has a distinctly maritime feel, noticeable in the local architecture. The area is home to an array of stunning historical buildings and good restaurants and pubs, such as the famous Mayflower pub.
Royal Victoria Docks
The Royal Docks is made up of three East London docks: the Royal Albert Dock, the King George V Dock and the Royal Victoria Dock. Of the three, the Royal Victoria Dock is often considered to be the most developed. It is home to an array of trendy modern flats and excellent public transport links, including the Royal Victoria DLR Station. There are an array of local and tourist attractions in and around the area, such as the famous exhibition centre ExCeL London – which stages prestigious conferences, ceremonies and sporting events – and the Emirates Cable car. The Royal Victoria Docks tends to attract young professionals looking to commute into Canary Wharf or the rest of the city. Whilst the dock continues to be accessible to ships, today it is mostly used for water sports.
Wapping High Street is like no other. With peaceful, cobbled streets surrounded by warehouses, and yet just seconds from St. Katherine Dock and Tower Bridge, you can see why it is such a popular location for house hunters. The properties in Wapping range from Victorian warehouses to beautiful, luxury apartments. Many of its residential areas are beautiful and serene whilst also being within close proximity to the City. The district is home to some great pubs (including one of the oldest) as well as a fantastic selection of restaurants (Il bordello is know for it’s Italian food). Wapping Station is on the East London Line and Tower Hill is also within walking distance.