With great access to central London, Canary Wharf apartments are located throughout this stylish district. Stylish interiors, great views, and private space, our apartments are a fantastic alternative to hotels in the area. Canary Wharf is London’s key financial and commercial centre, home to the likes of corporate headquarters like Barclays, HSBC and JP Morgan. But it’s not just business attractions, there’s also the likes of Canada Place and all its luxury shops that bring London's visitors here every year. But they also come for Canary Wharf’s luxury accommodation. And fortunately for them, TheSqua.re’s Canary Wharf serviced apartments come with all the luxury, convenience and comfort that’s required to enjoy the city’s financial centre.
A few of the top serviced apartments in Canary Wharf include:
All Canary Wharf apartments deliver bespoke and luxury amenities that make any short or long term stay in the neighbourhood relaxing and comfortable for all guests. Whether it's out South Quay serviced apartments or our Canary Gateway serviced apartments, the features inside include the likes of a fully equipped kitchen for home cooking in the evening, a flat screen TV to catch up on all the latest hits, stylish furnishing to fall into after a long day and cosy bedding that will leave any guest recharged for the next day. Centrally located, and close to the attractions of the neighbourhood and to London Underground stations, these fully furnished apartments in Canary Wharf are more than worth booking.
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If there’s one London district that attracts the modern business traveller, it’s Canary Wharf. This is the very centre of London’s business and financial transactions. The skyscrapers of JP Morgan, HSBC, Citigroup, Barclays and more show off the dominance of the area. Aside from all the corporate headquarters, the thriving hub consists of apartment buildings, retail space for shops, café's and bars and annual events and exhibitions. Despite all the talk of business, Canary Wharf is as entertaining as any part of London.
The shopping centre, located underneath all the skyscrapers, is a popular hangout with workers during the lunch hour as well as partners who are scrambling to get something opulent before their return train home in the evening. Restaurants and cafes provide the coffee and foodie fun while the area’s other amenities like cinemas, ice rinks and temporary exhibits make it a pull for locals that want to pass the time. So much more than its corporate credentials, it can be the ideal spot to book a serviced apartment and life the high life while the office is only minutes away. No more long commutes are needed when corporate travellers can book an apartment in this great business space, and then head outside on the weekend by watching the latest flicks, buying something special for their loved one back home and tasting the best food that that area offers.
With the Thames and docks swirling around it, the area is fit for the modern world. Gone are the days of its abandonment, now it’s the centre of all the business talk and network lunches in London as well as Europe, and maybe even the world. Like New York’s financial district, the only way to tell the pulse of the global economy is to count the beats here.
Over 97 acres and containing around 1,500,000 m2 of office and retail space, this major financial sector is one of the main financial centres of the UK and the world, containing the third-tallest building in the UK, One Canada Square.
But where does its history start? Well, it started off as West India Docks, one of the busiest docks in the world. From 1802 to the 1980s, it was a beacon of trade and jobs. But as the port industry started to decline, the docks were closed. However, the story doesn’t end there. The British Government wanted to stimulate redevelopment of the area to ensure it still retained its place in the nation’s economy but from a modern perspective.
The London Docklands Development Corporation was set up to facilitate these proceedings, and when Michael von Clemm proposed using the space as a back office, the project soon took shape. Within the proposal was the idea for the Dockland Light Railway which would grant faster access from the East to Central Londo. These ideas were sold off to the Canadian company Olympia & York, with construction beginning in 1986. With the first buildings completed in 1991, including 1 Canada Square which was the biggest UK building at the time, the rest of the area soon fell into place.
As the original buyers and management went into bankruptcy, The Canary Wharf Group operated the rest of the proceedings making the area the go-to financial centre for Britain and much of the world. With over 150,000 visitors heading in every day, it’s not hard to say that Canary Wharf has been a success.
What is there to say about the business life in Canary Wharf other than it’s phenomenal? Having the big financial players and more within such a short distance is beyond immeasurable to any corporate stay in Canary Wharf. Our corporate guests can wake up without having to think out a long commute, make breakfast in their fully equipped, get suited up in their cosy bedroom, say farewell to the concierge and walk (or take a very short DLR service) to their office.
Throughout the day, they can relax in knowing that they can avoid the rush hour traffic and the cramped Underground trains. They can meet their clients for late networking lunches and head home within a matter of minutes. Comfort and convenience are all wrapped in one when they book our serviced apartments.
Getting into the numbers a bit, Canary Wharf Group has helped generate over £1.59 billion of business for companies in East London. Not only that but The ratio between financial and non-financial tenants is 55:45, showing that residents that work in technology or other sectors aren’t as cut off from enjoying the high life. In fact, 7,000 tech professionals now work full time at Canary Wharf at places like IBM, Intel, Infosys, Oracle, SunGuard, First Data, Citihub, and Skrill. Business isn’t just about shares and portfolios here, it is also about the rising tech sector that is generating jobs in fintech and other developments that are revolutionising how business is conducted on a global scale.
Canary Wharf is situated on the northern side of the Isle of Dogs and in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. With Millwall and Cubbit Town to the south and Limehouse in the north-west, there are many areas in and around Canary Wharf that London’s many travellers can call home for any length of time. For those that want to be close to the likes of Cabot Square, they will be able to take apartments in the new developments that are being completed, while those that want to stay close to Canary Wharf’s commercial attractions, but not spend too much, can choose the likes of Limehouse, Cubbit Town and Millwall.
When it comes to places to stay in Canary Wharf, there are a variety of studios, 1 bedroom apartments and 2 bedroom apartments that tick all the right boxes. With the tall skyscrapers and developments in the works, any of the apartments situated directly in the neighbourhood can be more than a treat.
Limehouse, a nearby area, has a lot of character and style within its recent new builds. With the Limehouse Basin sitting on the horizon, guests can enjoy some splendid views if they’re in the right part. Plus, those that want to be near attractions like the London Docklands Museum will find Limehouse to be ideal.
Meanwhile, Millwall and Cubbit Town deliver their own unique feel, along with a few green spaces and parks that can bring a bit of colour to the commercial surroundings. Guests that choose to stay in either of these hotspots will have fully furnished serviced apartments waiting for them that bring their own streak of character.
Canary Wharf has a fascinating history. From 1802 to the 1980s, the area that is now Canary Wharf was home to one of the busiest docks in the world, West India Docks, and played a prominent role in global trade. When the docks closed in the 1980s, redevelopment programs were initiated to bring investment and use to the area. The Canary Wharf that everyone knows today is largely thanks to Michael von Clemm, former chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), when he came up with the idea to convert it into a back office for businesses to use.
More facts about Canary Wharf are below:
With London contributing between 25% of the UK’s GDP, it’s fair to say that the financial services sector in Canary Wharf plays a big role in the overall GDP of London. Deutsche Bank, Barclays, HSBC, JP Morgan, KPMG and Citibank are just a few of the big names in finance that have their headquarters here, contributing to the overall GDP and importance of Canary Wharf, making it the top neighbourhood for business travellers all over.
Plus, Canary Wharf also has its own airport, London City Airport, serving well over 30 destinations, so those that want to be near to their next business meeting at Deutsche can also jet off to NYC’s Wall Street or the heart of Frankfurt. Convenience and comfort are all wrapped up in this top business neighbourhood, where top serviced apartments reign supreme.
While it may be looked upon as a commercial neighbourhood, Canary Wharf still has enough attractions, activities and things to do to keep all its visitors entertained. Far more than a representative of big capital, there are shops, restaurants, museums, a cinema and more to make it more than a place to stay, but more of a place to hang out. After when guests have checked into their fully furnished Canary Wharf serviced apartment, they will soon have many things to do in the area.
Q.1 What are the most popular things to do in Canary Wharf?
The most popular things to do in Canary Wharf are:
Q.2 Is Canary Wharf a good neighbourhood for families?
It certainly can be! Thanks to shopping attractions like Canada Square, green spaces, seasonal events (including Christmas lights), restaurants and even an ice rink, all members can find something to enjoy.
Q.3 What are the most romantic things to do in Canary Wharf?
These are the most romantic things to do in Canary Wharf:
Q.4 Are there many free activities in Canary Wharf?
Here are a few free activities in Canary Wharf:
Q.5. What is the best way to spend a day in Canary Wharf?
This is the best way to spend your day in Canary Wharf:
Guests will be surprised to find that there are many things to do and places to visit in Canary Wharf that aren’t all business related. From historical and cultural delights to shopping attractions to even green spaces fit for relaxing in. When guests don’t stay inside their Canary Wharf serviced apartment all day, they can head out to a few of these places:
As with any commercial or financial centre, there are a whole array of restaurants and cafes that provide business and leisure travellers with nourishing meals and coffees to boost their energies so their day can go on. When guests don’t want to use their serviced apartment’s fully equipped kitchen, they can dine at some of the finest restaurants in London.
Q.1 What are the best restaurants in Canary Wharf?
The top 10 restaurants in Canary Wharf are:
Q.2 What are the poshest restaurants in Canary Wharf?
The 10 poshest restaurants in Canary Wharf are:
Q.3 What are Canary Wharf’s cheaper dining options?
10 of Canary Wharf’s cheaper dining options are:
While Canary Wharf may not have the street markets like Brick Lane or Spitalfields, it does have its own unique street food attraction called Giant Robot. Home to 4 traders and 3 bars, it provides ample opportunities for entertainment when walking around Canary Wharf on the weekend or between business meetings.
Venues at Giant Robot:
With so many iconic names in the world of business, it is of no surprise that Canary Wharf has a vast catalogue of boutique stores that deliver the luxury feel that guests, travellers and workers desire from such an area. So, when guests have had their breakfast in their Canary Wharf corporate apartment’s fully equipped kitchen, they can head on down to Canada Place and spend the whole day looking at the exquisite items on sale:
Getting around London is easier than what most people believe. With the likes of the London Underground, London Overground, DLR and TfL rail services, exploring the city and its surrounding couldn’t be more convenient. With Canary Wharf, there are substantial connections that will get travellers all across London, via the London Underground and DLR:
Travelling around London though isn’t free. An oyster card is the best bet; all visitors need to do is touch in and out at the start and end of their journey. Costs vary depending on what zones guests are heading to, but as Canary Wharf is in zone 2, the costs are as follows:
Plus, with thesqua.re’s Canary Wharf serviced apartments, guests are assured and delivered a central location that gives them easy access to the London Underground and DLR, so they can go from one end of London to another.
The weather in Canary Wharf is much like the rest of London, which is also like the rest of the UK; in short, it can be difficult to predict. The city of London is known for its cold winters (where temperatures fall below freezing), but also for its hot summers where temperatures can reach average highs of 24 degrees (or 35 degrees, like in 2019). But it’s fair to say that British summers are notoriously unpredictable, so wet-weather clothing is essential at any time of the year. The month of September is often a good time to visit as well, as the temperature is usually still warm, whilst being a little cooler than August in the evenings, making for a more comfortable stay.
So, overall, whether a guest is in Canary Wharf for business or leisure, the weather will hold many surprises for them.
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