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Canary Wharf is one of London’s most well known skylines, a leading financial and business centre; it is the beating heart of London’s economy. Known for its gleaming skyscrapers, futuristic feel and modern architecture. Its residents tend to be the young and wealthy highflyers of the city.

Situated in east London, this district is smart and slick. The Isle of Dogs became a residential area in the 19th C when the docks were constructed; the properties in the area are often converted from old warehouses, which reflect the areas history. You’ll find places to rent here, which focus on open plan living and loft spaces.

Canary Wharf is largely made up of apartments, penthouses and modern riverside developments, a number of which have second to none views across the City.  There is a very small number of Victorian terraced houses left in the area and a number of Edwardian cottages and council flats.

The majority of residential development occurred in the late 1980’s after the port closed. Residential buildings are found amongst the commercial architecture here. Amongst E14, in West India Quay, north of Canary Wharf, there are converted warehouses. Narrow Street is a conservation area, and here you’ll find a handful of 17th and 18th C houses. There are also riverside developments in St Andrew’s Square and Burrells Wharf. The most expensive area is South Quay, on the Pan Peninsula, it is highly coveted but this is reflected in price.

Standard of Living in Canary Wharf

Although Canary Wharf is one of the busiest financial and business areas it doesn’t mean it is not possible to relax in the area, there are plenty of bars and restaurants where you can sit back and enjoy the views of the Thames. There are lots of leisure activities and entertainment is easily accessible in Canary Wharf. Located next to the river, it is full of excellent shopping opportunities. For professionals Canary Wharf is an ideal place to get ahead, with an array of prospects and opportunities in the area. Slick and suave Canary Wharf has an undeniable buzz that makes it an exciting place to live.

Other Living necessities in Canary Wharf

Not known so much as a family friendly area, it is more likely to attract young people and highflying couples who like the convenience of being able to walk to work. Canary Wharf benefits from good transport links, an excellent choice of shops, restaurants, cafes and good leisure facilities, with regular events held in Canary Wharf throughout the year.

State schools near Canary Wharf generally always receive good results, ‘Bygrove’ received outstanding from Ofsted, as did Canary Wharf College and Sir William Burrough; Canary Wharf College takes children from reception all the way through their education. There is a private Montessori School in Mill Harbour. With regard to comprehensive schools there is St Paul’s Way, who achieved ‘outstanding’ from Ofsted, and George Green’s and Tower Hamlets College both achieving ‘good’ from Ofsted.

A very cosmopolitan area, E14 has a library at ‘Idea Store’, where you can also receive legal advice and careers advice. At the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre you can partake in canoeing, windsurfing and sailing.

 

Places to visit near Canary Wharf

The Museum of London Docklands is located on the West India Quay in Tower Hamlets, centered around the history of the East End the museum explores the lives that were lead on the River Thames. The building in itself was once where imported sugar was stored.

The O2 is roughly 20 minutes away; the ‘Up at the O2’ walkway allows you to see the famous dome from 53 meters high. Only 15 minutes walk away is Surrey Docks Farm, and perfect for a family day out, with donkeys, sheep, goats, pigs, ducks, chickens and geese. This city farm in London is accessible by the scenic Thames clipper. Billingsgate Fish Market is also in nearby Poplar.

Canary Wharf Council Tax

Canary Wharf is in Tower Hamlets, the following site has current council bands for the area: http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgsl/51-100/57_council_tax/property_bands_and_charges.aspx