One Canada Square

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

One Canada Square is an iconic skyscraper and one of the tallest and most important towers in London. Reaching a height of 770 feet (235 meters), its pyramid-shaped roof and flashing aircraft warning light can be seen from across the city. On a clear day, the structure as well as the surrounding commercial high-rises, can even be seen from the summit of Parliament Hill in Hampstead Heath park in northwest London. People-watch from the docklands for a glimpse into the hectic and vibrant setting of one of London’s leading business and financial hubs.

Find out about the construction and history of the building before you go. The building was constructed in 1991 and was based on New York’s Brookfield Place, formerly the World Financial Center. Though it once had an observation deck on its top floor, this was closed after a few months due to security concerns. Hear how the Shard usurped its position as the tallest skyscraper in London in 2012.

The building is primarily made up of office space, although the basement has a commercial area. Stroll alongside business types in the shopping center and browse the upscale products for sale. The building has 50 floors in total, but all levels above the lobby are offices and remain off-limits to the public.

Enter the lobby and admire the elegant use of marble and stained glass in the décor. A four-piece sculpture by British artist Keith Milow sits beside the staircases leading down to the basement.

Relax with snacks and refreshments at the One Canada Square Restaurant. During the week, the space is a popular setting for business meetings between suited finance workers. Overlooking the adjacent Canada Square Park is the glass Park Pavilion structure, which houses more restaurants. Temporary public art installations can occasionally be seen in the park, lobby and surrounding areas of Canary Wharf.

One Canada Square is in the business district of Canary Wharf in east London. Ride the London Underground or Docklands Light Railway to the modern Canary Wharf Station beside the skyscraper. Alternative methods of transport include buses and taxis.

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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 CA $77 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
Located in Canary Wharf, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Financial District, O2 Arena, and Tower Bridge. Brick Lane and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are ...
3.1/5 (1,260 reviews)
"Clean , cheap hotel right by Canary Wharf."

Reviewed on Nov. 30, 2021

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Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge
Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge
4 out of 5
45 Prescot Street, London, England
Fully refundable
The price is CA $170 per night from Jan 6 to Jan 6
Located in London City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tower Bridge and Tower of London. Borough Market and Museum of London are also within ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,067 reviews)
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Reviewed on Dec. 3, 2021

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Novotel London Canary Wharf Hotel
Novotel London Canary Wharf Hotel
4 out of 5
40 Marsh Wall, London, England
The price is CA $178 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
Located in Canary Wharf, this eco-friendly hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Financial District, O2 Arena, and Tower Bridge. Tower of London and Brick Lane are ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (973 reviews)
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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 CA $77 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
Britannia The International Hotel London, Canary Wharf
Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge
Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge
4 out of 5
45 Prescot Street, London, England
The price is CA $170 per night from Jan 6 to Jan 6
Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge
Novotel London Canary Wharf Hotel
Novotel London Canary Wharf Hotel
4 out of 5
40 Marsh Wall, London, England
The price is CA $178 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
Novotel London Canary Wharf Hotel
Hilton London Canary Wharf
Hilton London Canary Wharf
4 out of 5
South Quay, Marsh Wall, London, England
The price is CA $192 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Hilton London Canary Wharf
Point A Hotel - London, Canary Wharf
Point A Hotel - London, Canary Wharf
3 out of 5
1B Hertsmere Road West, London, England
The price is CA $78 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
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
The price is CA $189 per night from Dec 25 to Dec 25
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The Collective Canary Wharf
The Collective Canary Wharf
4 out of 5
20 Crossharbour Plaza, London, England
The price is CA $148 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
The Collective Canary Wharf
Cove Landmark Pinnacle
Cove Landmark Pinnacle
4 out of 5
15 Westferry Rd, London, England
The price is CA $134 per night from Jan 6 to Jan 6
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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
Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf Hotel, London
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