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, locals across the capital tell us about the areas they live in, as well as their specific developments.
Do you work in Canary Wharf and want to know the best place to live? Discover the very best homes in Canary Wharf itself and the E14 area.
HomeViews reviewers are verified residents – that means you can trust what they tell you about their homes. They rate their buildings on management, design, location, value and facilities. They also comment on what they like and dislike about their homes.
Want a quiet flat with friendly residents, a great view and a private gym in the complex? Done. Want a pet-friendly studio with yoga classes on the roof terrace? Done. Our reviewers will give you real insights into what life is really like in each building.
Living in Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf has, at times, been accused of being soulless and shiny. Not much going on at the weekend. However, expanded shopping options and a John Lewis branch have given the business district a more homely feel. The area is home to an increasing number of residents, as well as the 100,000 office workers that arrive on a daily basis.
The majority of Canary Wharf homes are found in modern glass skyscrapers such as Pan Peninsula in South Quay. However, converted warehouses such as those found in West India Quay offer a more relaxed living style. Moving south and down into the Isle of Dogs and E14 offers an even quieter and more suburban feel.
The best place to live in Canary Wharf right now is Sailmakers in E14. It sits on Marsh Road, which is only a five-minute walk to Canary Wharf Station. Greystar built Sailmakers with over 300 rental-only apartments across two towers, offering studio, one and two-bedroom flats. Residents enjoy access to a private cinema and lounge room, cleaning and dry-cleaning services, pet-sitting services, post room facilities, bike storage, on-site car parking and a highly-rated on-site maintenance team.
Sailmakers residents praise the design of the buildings, with a current rating of 4.8 out of 5.
“The building has a magnificent construction quality, every detail is perfectly maintained, the common areas are beautiful and it is a relief day by day. The gym is my favorite area, with incredible views and the machinery is the best in quality.” - Margherita, Verified Resident
Our second highest-rated place to live in Canary Wharf is Baltimore Wharf, with an overall score of 4.59 out of 5. A mixed-use development from Galliard Homes, Baltimore Wharf includes retail outlets, a hotel and residential units. The latter are available as one and two-bedroom apartments, premium duplexes or penthouses. The development is moments from Crossharbour DLR station and Canary Wharf station is less than a 10-minute walk away, giving easy access to Jubilee line services.
"The development is well built with good materials and very spacious, I enjoy the gym and the concierge are very pleasant to speak to. The property is quiet you’d never catch too much traffic in the halls or anything. The greenery in the area is also a nice touch." - Anonymous, Verified Resident
The third in our list of outstanding places to live in Canary Wharf is Pan Peninsula, E14. 762 luxury apartments span across the development's two towers that rise to 40 and 50 storeys. Facilities include a cinema, health and fitness complex and a penthouse level cocktail bar. Residents scored the facilities particularly highly, with a very impressive rating of 4.88 out of 5.
"The development is modern and the facilities are great: I particularly like to use the pool and gym and they are always kept and clean. The concierge at the main entrance are very friendly, and everything runs very smoothly." - Mauro, Verified Resident
Located on the eastern fringe of Canary Wharf, London City Island is a mixed-use 12-acre neighbourhood from Ballymore and EcoWorld. This stylish new neighbourhood includes a central square, commercial units, parkland, Manhattan-style apartments, and the City Island Social Club, all overlooking the River Thames and the River Lea. It’s also now home to the English National Ballet, and offers excellent transport links from Canning Town station.
"A fantastic effort has been made with the landscaping, placemaking and creating a sense of community, with regular events being hosted by the developer and a series of artisans moving in." - Olga Turner, Verified Resident
Aberfeldy New Village is a joint venture by Ecoworld and Poplar Harca. Just 4 minutes away from Canary Wharf and 15 minutes from the City, this development offers a range of studios as well as one and two-bedroom apartments. Its East India Dock location is only a 12-minute walk away from Canning Town Underground station for Jubilee line connections.
"Aberfeldy Village is a lovely new build village in a sweet spot of East London, between Canning Town and East India DLR stations. It’s location means it’s very easy to get anywhere within London with ease." - Demi F, Verified Resident
So there we have it, the lowdown on the top 5 residential developments in Canary Wharf – from the residents themselves.
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.
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