Canary Wharf is best known as a business district but, with companies from Clifford Chance to HSBC pulling skilled workers into the area, it’s becoming an increasingly attractive area to live. To celebrate our move into the Liberty Building (trust us, it’s pretty impressive), we’ve had a look at the best reasons to live around Canary Wharf.

 

You don’t need to visit the West End to soak up some culture in London. Canary Wharf has plenty of its own. You can visit the Museum of London Docklands and explore the area’s history as the trading centre of Victorian London. You can check out events from craft fairs to outdoor theatre. Or you can just wonder around the area. It has one of the UK’s biggest collections of public art. Check out this map for highlights.

 

If you like shopping, you’ll love Canary Wharf! The area has five shopping malls and over 120 shops where you can find a literal A-Z of big brands, from ASICS to Zara. After a hard day’s shopping, why not pamper yourself over cocktails at London Grace or get a traditional shave and haircut at Ted’s Grooming Rooms? Go on, you deserve it!

 

Green spaces might not be your first thought when you look at the towering buildings of Canada Square, but you’d be pleasantly surprised. Tucked in between the towers is Jubilee Park, a beautiful space featuring redwoods, fountains and flowering cherry trees. Alternatively, you can visit Crossrail Place, a covered rooftop garden featuring exotic plants from across the world. And if that’s not enough, there’s a performance space and street food emporium.

 

Whatever your culinary tastes, Canary Wharf provides, whether it’s tapas at Iberica, a steak and a dram of whisky at Boisdale or something quick and spicy at Wasabi. And when you’re done, there are plenty of bars to choose from. You can enjoy a range of mezcal and tequila at The Terrace Bar in Wahaca or, for something decidedly British, try a tea infused gin cocktail at G&TEA.

 

Is your business looking to relocate employees to Canary Wharf? Why not have a look at our gorgeous apartments in the area. Click here for details.