The flashing tip of Canary Wharf’s tallest and most iconic tower, One Canada Square, feels within touching distance of Landmark Pinnacle. This is the heart of the Canary Wharf estate, best known as London’s modern financial district.

This is a location that has Landmark Pinnacle standing shoulder to shoulder with the towers that house the HQs of global banks. But it is also a location whose expanding array of lifestyle and leisure attractions, from restaurants and bars to gyms and crèches, are turning it into a highly prized residential address, with shopping malls, five-star hotels and river taxis within a stroll of your apartment.

The Wharf’s new phase of great expansion is leading to forecasts that its workforce will rise to 200,000 people over the medium term. But the area’s carefully curated development is ensuring that far from being a place purely for business, Canary Wharf is a dynamic, clean and safe place to live, work and socialise.

Docklands Light Railway

South Dock

Transport

When the new 73-mile Crossrail train line across London opens in 2018, it will cement Canary Wharf’s reputation as the best-connected part of the capital.

Canary Wharf is served by a modern Jubilee Line underground station and three Docklands Light Railway (DLR) stations, all within a 5-10 minute walk. It is also easily accessible by car and has direct access to The City and the West End. River buses along on the Thames stop only a short walk from Landmark Pinnacle. Four miles east is London City airport, which operates to nearly 50 destinations in the UK, Europe and New York.

Crossrail Station

Canary Wharf

Adams Plaza Bridge

Canary Wharf

University of Greenwich

Maritime Greenwich

Education

Many people are drawn to London because of the prestige of its education, especially its world-renown universities and arts and music colleges. Imperial College is currently ranked as the eighth best in the world and is located seven miles west of Canary Wharf. University College London, the LSE and King’s College London also feature in the world’s top 30 and are all within five miles of Canary Wharf.

T. M. Lewin

Canada Place

Shopping

Where once its shops existed mainly to serve the resident business community, Canary Wharf has become a retail destination in its own right, with its five shopping malls providing 120 shops ranging from small boutiques and designer labels to established English luxury brands.

Premium lifestyle stores include Aspinal of London and Carat jewellery. You can also find opportunities in Canary Wharf’s malls to keep fit, buy original British art or restock your fridge at the country’s largest Waitrose supermarket.

Michael Kors

Jubilee Place

Sticks'n'Sushi

Crossrail Place

Dining

Eating out in Canary Wharf has taken on an entirely new flavour in recent years as the choice of restaurants and bars has expanded beyond recognition. The day may begin at The Breakfast Club (or end it in its ‘secret’ cocktail bar), continue over business lunch at Tom’s Kitchen under two Michelin-star chef Tom Aikens and wind down over whisky and jazz at Boisdale.

In summer, Canary Wharf’s plazas become perfect places for al fresco drinks or dining, such as at the modern Spanish restaurant Ibérica La Terraza in leafy Cabot Square.

Notes Coffee

Canary Wharf

Westferry Circus

Parks & Public Spaces

Canary Wharf is peppered with green spaces, from peaceful squares among the glass towers to unexpected expanses of parkland in the heart of the Isle of Dogs.

Jubilee Park is a quiet haven of landscaped lawns and water features above Canary Wharf underground station and Crossrail Place Roof Garden is the newest green space, an enclosed 300-metre garden on top of the Crossrail station.

Alternatively, you can walk through the foot tunnel beneath the Thames across to Greenwich Park, the royal park that includes such gems as the National Maritime Museum, and the Royal Observatory.

Cabot Square

Torsion II

Charles Hadcock

It Takes Two

Bob Allen

Culture

The Canary Wharf estate hosts one of the UK’s biggest collections of public art, with new works regularly added. Dozens of works by nearly 50 artists are dotted around Canary Wharf’s squares, parks, office lobbies and shopping malls.

Canary Wharf is also host to a diverse, year-round programme of music, film, art, dance, fashion and sporting events. Annual fixtures include autumn fashion shows and cabaret, the illuminated ice rink in winter, and outdoor cinema, theatre and concerts in summer.

Love and Peace

Ana Tzarev

Crossway/Arbor

Nigel Ross

Brother in Arms

Mark Humphrey