How safe is Canary Wharf?

The financial center of Canary Wharf is undergoing a transition. Built in the 1980s, this cluster of office buildings holding the majority of the UK’s financial sector has pivoted from attracting solely finance businesses, towards a mix of technology.  As this docklands area has developed, transport links have improved and it has also become a… Continue reading How safe is Canary Wharf?

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Canary Wharf Farm (Yes, a farm!)

Intro We all know that spending time with nature is good for our health. Aside from physical exercise, getting outdoors amongst the greenery is proven to be great for our mental health too. It helps improve mood and reduces stress levels. Even property developers have embraced the idea, with local development The Wardian having imported… Continue reading Canary Wharf Farm (Yes, a farm!)

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Waitrose Canary Wharf

Opening hours Monday to Friday 07:00 – 21:00 Saturday 08:00 – 21:00 Sunday 12:00 – 18:00 Waitrose Canary Wharf opening hours Background Originally opened in 2002, Canary Wharf Waitrose has always been one of the largest and most successful Waitrose branches in the country. In a cavernous glass and steel building not unlike the office… Continue reading Waitrose Canary Wharf

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Getting the train to Canary Wharf

Intro The latest news is that Crossrail is delayed (again!), with the full line now not due to open until 2023. Faster rail transit times across London, alongside the promised 39 minute rail connection between Canary Wharf and London Heathrow Airport will have to wait a bit longer! This means until 2022, when the central… Continue reading Getting the train to Canary Wharf

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Why is it called Canary Wharf?

When did the area become known as Canary Wharf? Canary Wharf took its name in 1937, due to the areas docklands history and its close links with the Canary Islands. To find out why this small area of East London is associated with a collection of 8 tiny Islands 2900km away, we need to go… Continue reading Why is it called Canary Wharf?

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One Canada Square

The original Canary Wharf flagship Also known as: Canary Wharf Tower, or The Canary Wharf building! One Canada Square is an interesting product of vision, capitalism, government deregulation and exceptional engineering. Planned to be even taller, and only reduced in height due to air traffic regulations, here we take a look at everything One Canada… Continue reading One Canada Square

6 ways to get to Canary Wharf

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6 Canary Wharf transport links When Canary Wharf began its development in the 1980s, the Isle of Dogs was renowned for being very inaccessible, especially via public transport! Fortunately a lot has changed over the last 40 years! There have been major improvements in transport links to Canary Wharf, and an almost complete overhaul of… Continue reading 6 ways to get to Canary Wharf

The Ultimate Guide to Winter Gardens

Intro If you have been browsing the developments in Canary Wharf, or indeed many new build developments across London, you will have noticed an unmistakeable trend in recent years; wintergardens. It is the developers buzzword of choice, and more and more new build apartments are being built without balconies, but with winter gardens instead. Unfortunately,… Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Winter Gardens