Canary Wharf

One of the foremost financial districts in Europe, home to many of the world’s most successful businesses

Canary Wharf is where the Thames Gateway starts. Since 1988 when the first foundations were laid, Canary Wharf has now grown into a thriving commercial centre, renowned for its ground-breaking high-rise architecture and array of blue-chip tenants.

Extending over 97 acres, Canary Wharf has been designed with an emphasis on creating a pleasant working environment. Careful attention has been given to the provision of public open spaces, including parks, squares and promenades. Approximately 14.1 million sq ft of office and retail space has been constructed to date, housing a full range of shops and services, with more currently being developed under Canada Square.

The first tenants moved into Canary Wharf in 1991, but now over 90,000 people work here. Currently, the Canary Wharf development comprises over 30 completed buildings and over 200 shops, bars and restaurants within four retail malls. It also has a conference and banqueting centre, two Dockland Light Railway stations, a Jubilee Line station, car parks and approximately 20 acres of landscaped open spaces. Visitors can enjoy going to the bars and restaurants on the promenades and, within the retail areas, visiting the numerous shops and boutiques, as well as enjoying the on-going arts and events activities.

The prime driver of London’s recent economic success, Canary Wharf has already nearly one third of the employment in the London Thames Gateway. It is one of the foremost financial districts in Europe and home to many of the world’s most successful financial organisations including HSBC, Citigroup, Barclays, Clifford Chance, KPMG and Reuters.

Wood Wharf, immediately to the east of Canary Wharf, is one of the largest urban projects in London. It is a £3 billion mixed-use scheme to deliver 4.9 million sq ft of office space in six commercial towers, and over 1,600 homes in six residential buildings.

Why come to Canary Wharf?

  • You will be in good company – with world class neighbours like HSBC, Citigroup, Barclays, Clifford Chance, KPMG and Reuters
  • Excellent transport links and more to come with the new London rail line Crossrail due to open in a few years time
  • World class office space with room to grow, flexible terms and new space soon to come on stream
  • Excellent facilities including more than 200 shops and restaurants, leisure and cultural activities
  • Close to the London 2012 Olympic Park, London City Airport, ExCeL and the City of London

Key facts

  • Located just three miles from Canary Wharf, London City Airport provides swift and easy access to European and UK destinations
  • Check in time is just 10 minutes and corporate aircraft facilities are available
  • Fast feeder services to Paris of Amsterdam can be used to connect with international flights
  • Canary Wharfs 3 principal stations link directly with all main London underground and rail services: