Originally a deteriorating dockland site on the Isle of Dogs, past decades have seen Canary Wharf transformed into 97 acres of prime London real estate with office and retail space making it a major London business district. Along with the City of London it is the UK's main financial centre.
Canary Wharf's contribution to the iconic London skyline is enormous - it contains many of Europe's tallest buildings - and the area has attracted some of the world's major companies to establish UK offices in the district. It is home to major headquarters of numerous international banks, professional services firms and media organisations including Barclays, Citigroup, Clifford Chance, Credit Suisse, EUY, Fitch Ratings, HSBC, Infosys, J.P. Morgan, KPMG, MetLife, Moody's, Morgan Stanley, RBC, Deutsche Bank, S&P Global, Skadden, State Street and Thomson Reuters.
Canary Wharf offers a hugely varied culture programme throughout the year which includes film, music, theatre, dance, art and fashion. There are over 300 shops, cafes, restaurants and bars to enjoy, a cinema, one of London's largest roof gardens and a vast, free to visit, collection of art.
From charming little shops to vast designer stores - the range on offer spans beauty, fashion, fitness, homeware and more with more than 120 stores across five malls.
The area has 3 Docklands Light Railway (DLR) stations: Canary Wharf, Heron Quays and West India Quay. The Jubilee line was also extended to include Canary Wharf station and it has become one of the busiest stations on the London Underground serving the ever-expanding Canary Wharf business district. It is also served by several London Buses routes.
Visitors and commuters alike enjoy using the London River Services ferries which pass through Canary Wharf Pier on their way along the River Thames, offering travellers a good alternative to the tube.
Canary Wharf offers easy access to the London City Airport in Silvertown via the DLR.
Canary Wharf restaurants
The Docklands Light Railway provides the transport hub 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 is guaranteed to have superior transport links to allow you to travel all over the city.