The Docklands property market encompasses the Isle of Dogs, spilling north into areas like Limehouse Marina and east towards City Airport. As sales and lettings agents in Royal Docks, we cover it all. Canary Wharf itself is full of offices and retailers including the home headquarters of major banks and services firms – big names that occupy some of the tallest buildings in Europe. In fact, there are 17 buildings that clock in at over 60 metres with One Canada Water reaching up to 235 metres making it the second-tallest building in the UK.
Between these giants there are also open spaces, the main ones being Canada Square, Cabot Square and Westferry Circus. All are popular lunch spots for nearby office workers. Although these areas cover plenty of ground, there are also a few landmarks that make the area unique. Aside from the financial district, there’s also the history of the West India Docks company. This area was once one of the busiest docks in the world. Developed by Robert Milligan, the company operated out of Canary Wharf from 1802 until they closed in 1980 – but much of their past is evident in the landscape to this day. Greenwich also has a naval history and many tourist destinations including the Royal Observatory, Greenwich Park, the National Maritime Museum and the last surviving British tea clipper, the Cutty Sark.
So, why choose the area as a place to live? The Royal Docks / Canary Wharf property market is an obvious choice for many because of its proximity to the City. For those branching into areas such as Greenwich and surrounding neighbourhoods, it’s about the feeling of being in a community that is alive with restaurants, bars, coffee shops and things to see and do. Greenwich Park is also one of the largest green spaces in south-east London, which is a massive draw for families and young professionals who want to enjoy the outdoors without leaving London.
Speaking of transport, it’s worth mentioning that we are one of the best-placed estate agents in Royal Docks with our office within walking distance from the Royal Victoria DLR that links to Canary Wharf for the Underground or Limehouse for National Rail. Whether you’re a landlord or seller, or you’re in the market and looking for an estate agents in Royal Docks / Canary Wharf to find your next home, we can help narrow down your search and point you in the right direction depending on your requirements.