Canary Wharf

London
Canary Wharf showing a bridge, a city and a river or creek

Wander around London’s financial district in the scenic docklands with the tallest skyscrapers in the city. They are home to some of the world’s biggest companies.

Canary Wharf is the main business district in London. It features skyscrapers housing some of the largest companies in the world dotted around the picturesque docks of the River Thames. The area comprises about 14 million square feet (1.3 million square meters) of office space in the towers where more than 105,000 people work. The buildings cater for the needs of workers with shopping centers full of restaurants, cafés and stores.

Gaze up at One Canada Square, one of the tallest buildings in Europe. It stands at 771 feet (235 meters) tall and was completed in 1991. At that time, it was the highest skyscraper in the United Kingdom. Banks, newspapers and many other companies have offices here. Browse the shops and restaurants at the base of the building.

Walk around the main plaza, where there are cafés with outdoor seating spilling out into the square. Dine at one of the restaurants in Cabot Square. Admire the elegant water fountain in the center.

Have a picnic by the docklands. Although the area is renowned for its urban and commercial atmosphere, there are green plazas and charming canals.

The wharf was one of the busiest docks in the world at the turn of the 19th century. After the decline of the port industry in the 1980s, it was closed. Today’s business district was built in the 1990s.

Canary Wharf is situated in the West India Docks region of Tower Hamlets in east London. Due to its economic importance, there are transportation links from all over the city to the financial district. Take the London Underground to Canary Wharf Station, a giant transportation hub on the Jubilee Line. You can also catch the Docklands Light Railway system. For a more scenic route, take a boat to the Canary Wharf Pier along the River Thames.


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Top hotels in Canary Wharf

Point A Hotel - London, Canary Wharf
Point A Hotel - London, Canary Wharf
3 out of 5
1B Hertsmere Road West, London, England
Fully refundable
The price is Rs4,398 per night from 5 Dec to 5 Dec
Located in Canary Wharf, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Museum of London Docklands, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Emirates Air Line Royal Docks Station and Cutty ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (978 reviews)
"Very basic but extremely clean hotel. Just did the job. Thank you"

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2021

Point A Hotel - London, Canary Wharf
Britannia The International Hotel London, Canary Wharf
Britannia The International Hotel London, Canary Wharf
3.5 out of 5
Marsh Wall, London, England
The price is Rs4,509 per night from 19 Dec to 19 Dec
Located in Canary Wharf, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Financial District, O2 Arena and Tower Bridge. Brick Lane and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are ...
3.1/5 (1,258 reviews)
"Clean , cheap hotel right by Canary Wharf."

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2021

Britannia The International Hotel London, Canary Wharf
Novotel London Canary Wharf Hotel
Novotel London Canary Wharf Hotel
4 out of 5
40 Marsh Wall, London, England
The price is Rs10,433 per night from 21 Dec to 21 Dec
Located in Canary Wharf, this eco-friendly hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Financial District, O2 Arena and Tower Bridge. Tower of London and Brick Lane are ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (973 reviews)
"Amazing"

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2021

Novotel London Canary Wharf Hotel
Hilton London Canary Wharf
Hilton London Canary Wharf
4 out of 5
South Quay, Marsh Wall, London, England
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs11,247 per night from 5 Dec to 5 Dec
Located in Canary Wharf, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of O2 Arena, Tower Bridge and Financial District. Brick Lane and Excel Exhibition Centre are also ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (944 reviews)
"Updated, Very clean, Quiet."

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2021

Hilton London Canary Wharf
Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf Hotel, London
Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf Hotel, London
4 out of 5
5 Fairmont Avenue, Canary Wharf, London, England
The price is Rs33,581 per night from 4 Dec to 4 Dec
This spa hotel is located in London (Canary Wharf), close to One Canada Square, Cutty Sark and National Maritime Museum. Local attractions also include Thames ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (983 reviews)
"Loved our stay at the hotel. There is a building opposite under construction, not the best view."

Reviewed on 15 Nov 2021

Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf Hotel, London
The Collective Canary Wharf
The Collective Canary Wharf
4 out of 5
20 Crossharbour Plaza, London, England
The price is Rs8,642 per night from 19 Dec to 19 Dec
Located in Canary Wharf, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from O2 Arena and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Excel Exhibition Centre. Tower of London and Tower Bridge are also ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (305 reviews)
"Handy location"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2021

The Collective Canary Wharf
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