Canary Wharf was often accused of being soulless and shiny, but shopping malls and a John Lewis branch have lent a homely touch and the area is home to many residents as well as the 100,000 office workers that arrive on a daily basis. The majority of homes are found in swanky glass skyscrapers such as Pan Peninsula in South Quay, although many converted warehouses offer a more relaxed living style in West India Quay on the north side of the business district.
But where are the best places to live in Canary Wharf? The best way to find out is by asking the people who already live there, and we did exactly that! Every day we speak to hundreds of locals across the capital and ask what they think not only about their area but also their specific homes. Here are the answers.
So there we have it, the lowdown on the top 5 residential developments in Canary Wharf.
Prices and rents in Canary Wharf
The average price of a two-bedroom flat in Canary Wharf is £670,000. The average rent for a 2-bed property is £2,300 per month. Since 2006, property prices in the area have increased by around 5.5 per cent per year.