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Canary Wharf is a busy business and residential district to the east of London in the Borough of Tower Hamlets. The once busy docklands area closed in 1980 and became rundown until it was developed. It’s now managed by The Canary Wharf Group who control around 8,000,000 square feet of the available space.
The area is recognisable for its many skyscrapers including One Canada Square which was Europe’s tallest building for many years until The Shard opened. Its home to many large global businesses like KPMG and Morgan Stanley as well as hundreds of small businesses.
London’s second financial district is home to many of the world’s largest banks like HSBC who have their global headquarters in the second tallest building in Canary Wharf.
The area will benefit from Crossrail when it opens in 2018 providing connections to Liverpool Street in the heart of the City and Tottenham Court Road in the West End as well as quick and easy access to other areas like St Pancras International for European destinations.
The Jubilee line connects Canary Wharf with the East End, the Greenwich peninsula and Westminster as well as North London making it easy for commuters to access the area from virtually any part of London.
There is a wide selection of serviced office locations, managed and conventional office space on offer in the Canary Wharf area. To get a real idea of what’s available to you start your search here.
Typical office pricing in the area: £400 - £800 per workstation
OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE AREA
Canary Wharf is close to the following areas of London that are also worth consideration as a home for your business. All offer a wide choice of serviced offices and flexible workspace solutions.
Here are the indicative price ranges for workstations in each area (correct during 2016).
Whitechapel – Just outside the boundaries of the Square Mile, Holborn is usually referred to as Midtown, an area between the West End and the City.
Typical office pricing in the area: £450 - £1100 per workstation
London Bridge – Having benefited from extensive regeneration over the last 20 years, Clerkenwell is a popular location for creative and media businesses.
Typical office pricing in the area: £400 - £700 per workstation
Liverpool Street – Recent improvements to the area have seen Old Street become well known for technology businesses and is often referred to as “Silicon Roundabout”.
Typical office pricing in the area: £350 - £650 per workstation
City of London – Extensive redevelopment around the Aldgate and Aldgate East area of Whitechapel has already seen an influx of businesses. Pedestrian only areas and green spaces will create a new area of the City.
Typical office pricing in the area: £300 - £700 per workstation
King's Cross – A colourful and bustling location in the heart of the West End, it’s also popular with tourists and was once home to London’s principle fruit and vegetable market until the 1980’s.
Typical office pricing in the area: £350 - £1100 per workstation
Bank benefits from a number of transport links connecting office space and serviced offices in the area via a number of Tube lines as well as close access to major roads and bus routes. Its location means you are never more than 10 minutes from the West End and around 15 minutes from Canary Wharf.
Tube stations: Canary Wharf and Bank via DLR
Tube lines: Jubilee, DLR and Central, Circle, District, Metropolitan, Northern and Hammersmith and City lines from the City. Download a handy Tube map here
Mainline stations: Liverpool Street, Fenchurch Street and London Bridge via DLR connections and other lines
Major road links: The A12, A13 and A102 all lead to major motorway connections to the east and south of London
Nearest airports: London City with Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick are accessible via rail links
Buses: There are five bus routes to other parts of London including Liverpool Street. Find out which buses serve this area here
Cycle: The area is served by fifteen London Cycle Network bays in the surrounding area. Find a cycle hire location here here
Other: River boat service via Canary Wharf Pier
Canary Wharf benefits from a huge choice of bars and restaurants. There are many located on the waterfront that are a really great place to meet friends after work.
Right under the One Canada Square building is a large shopping mall which boasts over 120 stores, offering a wide choice of leading brands like Ted Baker and Monsoon. There are also a number of leading restaurants like Jamie’s Italian, Iberica and Roka with its contemporary Japanese menu and even leading supermarket Waitrose, making it easier to get the work-life balance right. There are also many of the top cafes and takeaway outlets like Pret A Manger, Starbucks and Costa which are great for a quick lunch.
FAMOUS LOCATIONS AND LANDMARKS IN CANARY WHARF
Canary Wharf has many famous landmarks and places of interest that are worth mentioning, here are just a few.
The Museum of London Docklands offers visitors a journey through the east of London and is a great day out for families with kids.
The O2 is the world’s most popular music venue and is just one stop away on the Jubilee line.
Jubilee Park is a large green space providing a tranquil place to sit and watch the world go by.
Waterside bars – there are many great bars and restaurants right on the waterside around the Canary Wharf area.
FURTHER HELP AND SUPPORT
If you would like more information about Canary Wharf as an area for your business please speak to a member of our team who can discuss workspace options and other areas close-by.
Call – 020 3031 8563
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