Canary WharfLondon

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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.

Top Hotels in Canary Wharf

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Collective Canary Wharf
The Collective Canary Wharf
4 out of 5
20 Crossharbour Plaza, London, England
CA $111
per night
Mar 6 - Mar 7

Located in Canary Wharf, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from O2 Arena and within 6 miles (10 km) of Tower of London and Tower Bridge. London Stadium and The Gherkin ...

4/5Very Good! (136 reviews)

"I like the fact that there are microwaves and you can make your own food"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 17, 2020

The Collective Canary Wharf
Britannia The International Hotel London, Canary Wharf
Britannia The International Hotel London, Canary Wharf
4.5 out of 5
Marsh Wall, London, England
CA $71
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Canary Wharf, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Brick Lane and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Tower Bridge. Tower of London and The Gherkin are also within ...

3.2/5 (4,313 reviews)

"The staff were very attentive. The property has improved but is still value for money"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 15, 2020

Britannia The International Hotel London, Canary Wharf
Hilton London Canary Wharf
Hilton London Canary Wharf
4 out of 5
South Quay, Marsh Wall, London, England
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $144
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

Located in Canary Wharf, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Brick Lane, Tower Bridge and Excel Exhibition Centre. Tower of London and The Gherkin are also ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,785 reviews)

"Excellent housekeeping and very friendly staff in all departments"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 17, 2020

Hilton London Canary Wharf
Novotel London Canary Wharf Hotel
Novotel London Canary Wharf Hotel
4 out of 5
40 Marsh Wall, London, England
CA $144
per night
Mar 8 - Mar 9

Located in Canary Wharf, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Brick Lane, Tower Bridge and Tower of London. The Gherkin and Liverpool Street are also within ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (913 reviews)

"near station, shopping area and many eating restaurant."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 5, 2020

Novotel London Canary Wharf Hotel
Point A Hotel - London, Canary Wharf
Point A Hotel - London, Canary Wharf
2.5 out of 5
1B Hertsmere Road West, London, England
Free Cancellation
CA $75
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

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 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,701 reviews)

"I like Point A properties, using them relatively regularly, but this was a new one on me. Check-in was really good with a very friendly and helpful member of staff. The room was as expected, very clean with a comfy bed. My room was small, think up-market student accommodation size, but absolutely ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 30, 2020

Point A Hotel - London, Canary Wharf
London Marriott Hotel Canary Wharf
London Marriott Hotel Canary Wharf
5 out of 5
22 Hertsmere Road, Canary Wharf, London, England
CA $148
per night
Mar 6 - Mar 7

Located in Canary Wharf, this luxury hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Brick Lane, Tower Bridge and Excel Exhibition Centre. The Gherkin and Tower of London ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,891 reviews)

"Service was exceptional and rooms were beautiful. Beds very comfortable and room temp perfect"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 10, 2020

London Marriott Hotel Canary Wharf

Popular things to do in Canary Wharf

One Canada Square
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One Canada Square

4.5/5(2 reviews)

Enjoy views of the boats in this dockland area while visiting one of the tallest structures in the U.K.’s capital city.

Hyde Park
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Hyde Park

4.5/5(987 reviews)

Once the private hunting grounds of a king, London's most famous park is today a place where everyone can enjoy gardens, monuments and music performances. 

The Shard
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The Shard

4.5/5(308 reviews)

Ascend to the observation deck of one of the tallest skyscrapers in Europe for unparalleled views of the London cityscape.

Top activities in Canary Wharf

Special English Cream Tea On A Cute Dutch Barge
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Special English Cream Tea On A Cute Dutch Barge

CA $80
Per adult
Photo shoot for Business Traveler
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Photo shoot for Business Traveler

CA $144
Per adult
Windsor Castle - Stonehenge and Bath Private Tour
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Windsor Castle - Stonehenge and Bath Private Tour

CA $408
Per adult
Oxford City and Cotswolds Private Tour
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Oxford City and Cotswolds Private Tour

CA $309
Per adult
Young Victoria's London: Windsor Castle & Kensington Palace
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Young Victoria's London: Windsor Castle & Kensington Palace

CA $1,884
Per adult
Private Round Trip Transfers from Gatwick Airport to Central London (Return)
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Private Round Trip Transfers from Gatwick Airport to Central London (Return)

CA $52
Per adult

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