Guide to Canary Wharf
The tower-blocks of Canary Wharf are now an integral part of the London skyline looming large over the trademark Thames oxbow (cue EastEnders theme tune). As one of the world’s largest financial districts Canary Wharf houses some of the biggest names in banking. But go down the escalators under the glass fronted offices, the well-tended parks and soothing waterways and you’ll find a surprisingly large shopping centre and thoroughfares to Canary Wharf DLR and Jubilee Line stations, offering a short hop to London City Airport and connections to the City and West End.
The Docklands themselves had their heyday when freight vessels moored up along the banks of the Thames to deliver their payload, and some of the original cranes still remain to this day. The riverside warehouses have been tastefully restored and transformed into beautiful modern high ceilinged apartments and rightly so command appropriate resale and rental values but the views alone are priceless.