Is Canary Wharf a nice place to live in?

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Canary Wharf is an area of East London, England, located near the Isle of Dogs in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Canary Wharf is defined by the Greater London Authority as being part of London’s central business district, alongside Central London. Alongside the City of London, it constitutes one of the main financial centres in the United Kingdom and the world, containing many high-rise buildings including the third-tallest in the UK, One Canada Square, which opened on 26 August 1991. “

Things that make us love Canary Wharf

What makes the heart of Canary Wharf? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Canary Wharf to help you decide to move in there.

Gyms in Canary Wharf

As remote work becomes more prevalent, there’s a corresponding rise in gym attendance to maintain fitness. With options like David Lloyd, TheGym, and others, Canary Wharf could be instrumental in helping you stay in shape – a valuable amenity in close proximity.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Bikram Yoga Beaufort Court, 4 Admirals Way, London 4.3 85
Virgin Active Riverside, West Ferry Circus Canary Wharf, Canary, London 4.3 517
Third Space Canary Wharf Third Space Canary Wharf, 16-19 Canada Square, London 4.3 1773
Marcohealth Westferry Studios westferry studios, 94 Milligan Street, London 4.3 188
PureGym London Canary Wharf West India Quay, 5 Hertsmere Road, London 4.3 715
Sweaty Betty Unit 78, 1 Canada Square, London 4.3 13
F a S T London Ltd westferry studios, 106 Milligan Street, London 4.3 N/A
Alan Herdman Pilates Studios Ltd Canary Wharf, 16-19 Canada Square, London 4.3 2
myChiro Clinic Blake House, 2 Admirals Way, London 4.3 114
Reece Mander Fitness Gym westferry studios, Milligan Street, London 4.3 46
Fitability Limited westferry studios, 118 Milligan Street, London 4.3 36
Poplar Baths Leisure Centre and Gym 170 East India Dock Road, London 4.3 630
Pure Sports Medicine Canary Wharf Level 2 Cabot Square, London 4.3 118
Orassy Number 5, 3 Birchfield Street, London 4.3 15
Outdoor Gym 305 Rotherhithe Street, London 4.3 10
Body Reform 2, Cabot Square, London 4.3 5
Effective Weight Loss Ltd 25 Cabot Square, London 4.3 1
Boxing Gym for Everett 5 North Colonnade, London 4.3 N/A
SAMA in the City 206 Limeview Appartments 4.3 N/A
fbm fitness Westferry Road, London 4.3 N/A

In Canary Wharf, is there a lot of green space?

One of London’s best features is its many green spaces. See if Canary Wharf offers space for strolls or picnics.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Crossrail Place Roof Garden Crossrail Place, London 4.6 3483
Pearson’s Park Rotherhithe Street, London 4.4 122
Lavender Pond Nature Reserve (The Conservation Volunteers Lavender Pond Nature Reserve, Lavender Road, London 4.3 124
Jubilee Park Bank Street, London 4.6 1940
Cabot Square Plaza Canary Wharf, London 5 1
Cabot Square Fountain 15 Cabot Square, London 4.6 227
Floating Ecosystems at Quay Club Heron Quays Road, London N/A N/A
Westferry Circus Canary Wharf, London 4.6 58
Canary Wharf Roof Garden 43 Fishermans Walk, London 4.7 130
Mill Harbour Floating Gardens 161 Marsh Wall, London N/A N/A
Jubilee Park Water Fountains 45 Bank Street, London 4.7 38
Canada Square Park 25 Canada Square, London 4.6 69
Canary Wharf Canary Wharf, London 5 1
Pennyfields Green Pennyfields, London N/A N/A
Pennyfields Park 77 Morant Street, London 4.5 15
South Quay Walk South Quay Walk, London 4 2
Dog Park Poplar, London N/A N/A
Stoneyard Lane Gardens Poplar, London 5 2
Thames Path. (Canary Wharf) Pierpoint Building, 16 Westferry Road, London 4.8 20
Health Team Corner Discovery Dock Apartments West, Marsh Wall, London N/A N/A

Pubs in the region

Being Londoners ourselves, at Cozee, we hold a strong bond with our regular visits to the local pub every week. Why should your experience be any different in your new home? That’s why we’ve thoroughly tested and reviewed all the pubs in Canary Wharf. While we didn’t get the chance to personally visit each one, we certainly wish we could have. Here’s the curated list of the finest pubs in Canary Wharf.

Pub name Name Address Description
Henry Addington 22-28 Mackenzie Walk Canary Wharf E14 4PH One of M&B’s Nicholson pubs, named after the Prime Minister (1801-4) who allowed the original Canary Wharf docks to be built. Located in a dockside unit of one of the huge modern office blocks. Spacious, with a long bar, plenty of comfortable seating, waiter service in a raised and railed area behind to the left. Very popular at lunchtimes and after work.
Ledger Building 4 Hertsmere Road Canary Wharf E14 4AL Wetherspoons in former docks administration building and converted late June 2000. The building dates from 1800 this pub stands at the northwest corner of the former Import Dock. It takes its name from the building’s original use, to house the ledgers of the West India Docks. A large single bar serves the standard Wetherspoon’s range with five rotating guests ales, featuring London breweries. Three further rooms give the pub plenty of space and pictures of the area’s history adorn the walls. The smoking area is in front of the pub.
Ferry House 26 Ferry Street Isle of Dogs E14 3DT Pleasant, small one bar pub (but has several rooms) that is few minutes walk from DLR Island Gardens Station. This building dates from 1722, although there was a pub on this site previously when a ferry ran between here and Greenwich. Reopened in spring 2016 after more than a year’s gap between tenants. Refurbished with bright orange and white paintwork, but not much changed otherwise. Fairly small, with a separate room to the right, and a sunken walled patio at the back. Food was introduced January 2020 from a developing menu.
George 114 Glengall Grove Isle of Dogs E14 3ND Dating from 1864, this former Watney’s pub is now managed by Hippo Inns. It has a rich history linked to the docks and the local community. The present early 1930s building consists of three distinct bars, each with its own special character, plus a large conservatory / restaurant along with an award winning patio garden. Between the public bar with 4 handpumps and the saloon also with 4 handpumps is a snug area called Ma Baker’s Bar, named after a regular, and probably at one time an off-licence facility. The walls are adorned with many pictures of local dock scenes and characters, all in a very welcoming ambience. An excellent choice of food is available with vegetarians catered for. There is a weekly quiz on Mondays
Gun 27 Coldharbour Isle of Dogs E14 9NS Pub with Lord Nelson associations which reopened as a gastropub, with a warren of rooms, after having been closed and boarded up after a fire. Run by the ETM Group for 12 years until sold to Fuller’s in summer 2016. A terrace at the back has views of the River Thames. The 4 handpumps are located in the front bar off the street. The pub occasionally closes for weddings and other special events – check pub website for details.
Parlour Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square Isle of Dogs E14 5AB Large bar and restaurant opened October 2009. Mixture of seating and lighting, grey decor, separate restaurant area with open-to-view kitchen. Outdoor eating/drinking area.
Sports Bar & Grill 1 Crossrail Place Isle of Dogs E14 5AR Modern sports themed pub that opened in May 2015.
Waterman Arms 1 Glenaffric Avenue Isle of Dogs E14 3BW A Grade II listed building decorated in nautical style. Five minutes walk from Island Gardens DLR Station. Restaurant. Refurbished during first 3 months of 2020 and reopened in August 2020 as pub and boutique hotel.
Craft Beer Co. 576 Commercial Road Limehouse E14 7JD The ever expanding Craft Beer Co acquired this former Charrington’s house on the once bustling Commercial Road in 2016. A simple makeover and spruce up of the interior has ushered in the usual Craft Beer Co pleasant and inoffensive neutral decor featuring some authentic original pub mirrors from Charrington’s, Bass and Worthington adorning a stripped back bare brick wall. Some original iron columns remain along with a recently uncovered original mosaic bearing the legend “Railway Tavern”. The bar, bar back, toilets, ceiling, floor and windows are all relatively new work but the pub interior is smart and clean and very welcoming. 6 hand pumps are joined by 21 keg taps and a very impressive range of bottled beers including German and Belgian offerings from world famous breweries. The cask and keg lineup changes regularly but you can be certain of a decent range spanning the spectrum from uber pales to dark stouts and a lot in between. A very welcome addition to the E14 pubscape.
Grapes 76 Narrow Street Limehouse E14 8BP Very nice riverside pub with views of the Thames. Two downstairs rooms and one upstairs, both rear rooms have an outside terrace overlooking the river. Grade II Listed Building with frosted glass windows that you can imagine go back in time, hence a reminder painted sign dated 1949 in the bar is on show. There has been a pub here for nearly 500 years. It makes a (barely disguised) appearance in “Our Mutual Friend” – Charles Dickens (whose portrait is on the wall) knew the area well. Gandalf’s staff stands behind the bar, donated by local resident and a leaseholder of the pub, Sir Ian McKellan but Under 18’s are not allowed. Now Greene King (Spirit) , ex-Taylor Walker..

What supermarkets are there?

Out of all the other services in Canary Wharf, supermarkets are arguably some of the most important. Take a look at the table below that tells you where the nearest supermarkets are so you can do your shppping conveniently. It would be a shame to move somewhere new and not realise some of your favourite stores aren’t nearby in Canary Wharf.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Sainsbury’s Local 174-176 High Road, London 2.8 72
Sainsbury’s High Road, London 4.2 2657
Londis 56-58 High Road, London 4.1 51
Prewett Supermarket 5, Sidmouth Parade, 5 Sidmouth Road, London 4.8 45
Al Sham Market London 214-218 High Road, London 4.3 341
Delights Of Brazil Tradition Of Portugal 221 High Road, London 5 2
Nour Damascus market United Kingdom 5 1
Magazin Romanesc “Food Shop” 268 High Road, London 4.8 24
Apna Bazaar 134 High Road, London 5 2
Raj Food & Wine Store 144 Harlesden Road, London 4.3 40
Buywise 72 High Road, London 3.7 3
Berdan Supermarket Ltd 264-66 High Road, London 5 1
Seven Star 203 Church Road, London 4 5
Sima Food & Wine 151-153 Fortunegate Road, London 4.4 35
Off License 10 Sidmouth Road, London 3.7 7

Museums & Galleries nearby

The vitality of a community stems from its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to Canary Wharf, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. They offer delightful weekend activities and contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of the region.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Museum of London Docklands No 1, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, London 4.6 6148
Wren Landing London N/A N/A
Site of Lamb’s Wharf 90 Narrow Street, London N/A N/A
Steam Tug Portwey South Dock, London 4.4 15
Massey Shaw Education Trust South Dock, London 5 3

The types of restaurants

Canary Wharf is rich in restaurants, from Indian, Chinese or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and the foodies that you may be will surely find what you are looking for.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Britannia International Hotel International Hotel, 163 Marsh Wall, London 4.3 4983
Boisdale of Canary Wharf 1 Cabot Square, London 4.3 1663
Gaucho Canary Wharf 29 Westferry Circus, London 4.3 1549
The Parlour Park Pavilion, The, 40 Canada Square, London 4.3 766
Hazev Restaurant Canary Wharf Discovery Dock Apartments West, 2 South Quay Square, London 4.3 2141
Obicà Unit 1, 35 Bank Street, London 4.3 890
ROKA Canary Wharf 4, Park Pavillion, 40 Canada Square, London 4.3 1398
Wahaca Canary Wharf 40 Canada Square, London 4.3 1407
The Grapes 76 Narrow Street, London 4.3 2805
Royal China (Canary Riverside) 30 Westferry Circus, London 4.3 1483
itsu – Jubilee Place 28a Bank Street, Jubilee, London 4.3 148
Noodle Street 15, Docklands, 17 Pennyfields, London 4.3 1332
Nando’s Canary Wharf – Jubilee Place Unit 25-26, Jubilee Place, Bank Street, London 4.3 817
Browns West India Quay West India Quay, Unit A Hertsmere Road, London 4.3 1993
Domino’s Pizza – London – Docklands 2, To, 8 West India Dock Road, London 4.3 466
Tortilla 18 North Colonnade, London 4.3 1256
Amerigo Vespucci 25 Mackenzie Walk, London 4.3 685
Brera Unit 12, 15 Cabot Square, London 4.3 1217
wagamama canary wharf unit 39, jubilee place, 45 Bank Street, London 4.3 1487
Aniseed 25 Westferry Road, London 4.3 300

What to do in the area of Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf is full of life and things to do. We suggest looking at Timeout for their weekly Canary Wharf event listings to find local activities. Here’s a convenient link to see their upcoming happenings. Having a good grasp of what’s in Canary Wharf and where helps get situated when moving. Our map compiles property price points and other details from this article to outline what’s available in Canary Wharf.

What type of amenities may you need in Canary Wharf?

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Canary Wharf name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Post offices in the area of Canary Wharf

Want to send and receive parcels easily? There is no better way to do that than having a post office nearby. Not only do they provide post services but post office in Canary Wharf can provide a wide range of services such as: sending money or subscribing post insurance. Here is the list of post offices in your next area

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Churchill Place Post Office Unit 4, 2 Churchill Place, London 3.5 108
Post Box Chancellor Passage, London 4.8 4
Canary Wharf Post Office 5, Chancellor Passage, Cabot Square, London 4 622
Bate Street Post Box 6 Bate Street, London 2.5 2
Poplar Post Office 22 Market Square, London 3.8 325
Post Box Underground Ltd, Heron Quays Road, London 0 0
Postbox – Churchill Place 2 Churchill Place, London 0 0
Post Shop Plus 173 East India Dock Road, London 5 37

Health amenities that are in Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf has 15 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Healthcare PCT Ensign House, Admirals Way, London N/A N/A
Angel Consulting C/o Exceptional Health, 1 Scott House, Admirals Way, London N/A N/A
Bupa Health and Dental Centre Canary Wharf (Crossrail Place) 1 Crossrail Place Level Zero,Retail Mall Unit 20, London 3.9 124
Rejuvence Clinic Ground Floor, Commercial Unit, Block E, 30 Indescon Square, London 4.9 337
Freedom Clinics 34 North Colonnade, London 4.9 674
MyHealthcare Clinic – Canary Wharf Street Level, 0 Cabot Square, London 3.5 4
Mr Habib Ellamushi 1 Westferry Circus, London N/A N/A
Dr Sunil Gupta 1 Westferry Circus, London 4 4
Babylon Health Clinic 1 Cabot Square, Upper Level, London 2.8 5
LycaHealth – Canary Wharf, East London 1 Westferry Circus, London 3.7 91
London Doctors Clinic Private GP 37th floor, Suite 37.14E, 1 Canada Square, London 3.9 137
DocTap Private GP Suite 2, Beatty House, Admirals Way, London 4.3 45
Aatcvs conference City, London N/A N/A
Nuffield Health Wharf Medical Centre South Quay Plaza, 185 Marsh Wall, London 2.8 21
Baltic Medical Centre Unit 121 Meridian Place, London 4 286

In Canary Wharf, what schools are nearby?

Having a school near the place you live is a great feature of the property you are about to move in. Please find below a list of the schools within the area of Canary Wharf.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Transcendental Meditation London Canary Wharf 5, 3 Birchfield Street, London 4.9 18
St Francis Family Centre School House, Wade’s Place, London 5 3
Bright Horizons Canada Square Day Nursery and Preschool 20 Canada Square, London 4.5 10
Method Triathlon 3 Cannon Drive, London 5 1
Bright Horizons Columbus Courtyard Day Nursery and Preschool 13 Columbus Courtyard, London 4.6 9
Opus 100 ltd 25 Canada Square, London N/A N/A
Bright Horizons Heron Quays Day Nursery & Preschool Landmark Site, 15-20 Marsh Wall, London 3.7 6
Bright Horizons Bank Street Day Nursery and Preschool 50 Bank Street, London 3.5 8
Our Lady & St Joseph Catholic Primary School Wade’s Place, London 3.9 14
Little St Matthias Preschool 113 Poplar High Street, London 5 1
Rotherhithe Primary Children & Family Centre Rotherhithe Primary School, London N/A N/A
Iqra Preschool 74 & 78 Gough Walk, London 4 1
Trinity Child Care Trinity Halls, 1 Bryan Road, London 5 6
Citizen’s Advice 4 Vesey Path, London 5 1
London Academy of Dance St Luke’s, 1 Alpha Grove, London 4.6 14
Little Limehouse Pre-School Cheadle House, Cheadle Hall, Salmon Lane, London 3.7 10
Cyril Jackson Primary School (South Building) Limehouse Causeway, London 4.2 13
Mayflower Primary School Upper North Street, London 4.3 16
Seven Mills Primary School Parking lot, 4 Malabar Street, London 4 8
River House Montessori School 3 Millharbour, London 4.5 8

Tube & Train stations within the region of Canary Wharf

Most prefer transit within a 10-15 minute walk and if there aren’t public connections nearby then this could be something that takes down the price of property or can even deter people from moving in to Canary Wharf entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Canary Wharf Canada Square, London 4.6 85
Canary Wharf Underground Ltd, Heron Quays Road, London 4.6 702

Other areas nearby

Whenever you’re not sure about if you want to move into an area for sure, making sure that you have considered your other options is important to confirm a decision or perhaps sway you in another direction. Find some other nearby regions to help you make a decision about Canary Wharf.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
New Cross See the guide here
Deptford See the guide here
Evelyn See the guide here
Greenwich Peninsula See the guide here
Denham See the guide here
Bermondsey See the guide here
Greenwich See the guide here
Surrey Quays See the guide here
Rotherhithe See the guide here
Cubitt Town See the guide here
Wapping See the guide here
Blackwall See the guide here
Custom House See the guide here
Limehouse See the guide here
Poplar See the guide here
Shadwell See the guide here
Whitechapel See the guide here
Canning Town See the guide here
Stepney See the guide here
Mile End See the guide here
Mill End See the guide here
Three Mills See the guide here
Bromley-by-Bow See the guide here
Bethnal Green See the guide here
Bow See the guide here
Old Ford See the guide here
New Cross See the guide here
Deptford See the guide here
Evelyn See the guide here
Greenwich Peninsula See the guide here
Denham See the guide here
Bermondsey See the guide here
Greenwich See the guide here
Surrey Quays See the guide here
Rotherhithe See the guide here
Cubitt Town See the guide here
Wapping See the guide here
Blackwall See the guide here
Custom House See the guide here
Limehouse See the guide here
Poplar See the guide here
Shadwell See the guide here
Whitechapel See the guide here
Canning Town See the guide here
Stepney See the guide here

Have you planned to buy or sell a property here? Make sure you check out our property prices guides and analysis before you decide to buy or sell.

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