Top 5 Places to Live In Canary Wharf

Top 5 Places to Live In Canary Wharf

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.

1. Sailmakers, E14

4.71 Rating (based on 31 reviews) 31 reviews
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According to the latest results available, the best place to live in Canary Wharf is Sailmakers in E14. It sits on Marsh Road, which is 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 cinema and lounge room, cleaning and dry-cleaning services, pet sitting services, post room facilities, bike storage, on-site car parking along with an on-site maintenance team.
One particular thing that residents of Sailmakers like about living here is the design which has been rated 4.81 out of 5. Resident Margherita had the following to say about living here:

“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

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2. Pan Peninsula, E14

Ballymore Group
4.69 Rating (based on 8 reviews) 8 reviews
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The second-highest scoring development in Canary Wharf is Pan Peninsula, E14 which is only 400m from Canary Wharf Station. Ballymore built these 762 luxury apartments in two towers rising to 40 and 50 storeys. Facilities include a cinema, health and fitness complex and a penthouse level cocktail bar. According to the residents we spoke to, one of the factors about the scheme they rated most highly was the facilities, which scored an impressive 4.88 out of 5.

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3. Lanterns Court, E14

City & Docklands Property Group
4.35 Rating (based on 12 reviews) 12 reviews
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In third place is Lanterns Court by City & Docklands Property Group. It is popular for the quality of its Location, which scored 4.75 out of 5. Completed in late 2010, the development consists of three buildings: Denison House (292 homes), Cobalt Point (167 homes) and Trinity Tower (54 homes).

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4. Ability Place, E14

The Ability Group
4.33 Rating (based on 14 reviews) 14 reviews
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The fourth-highest scoring development in Canary Wharf is Ability Place, only 500m from Canary Wharf Station. The scheme, by Ability Group is a residential development offering 600 apartments over 21 floors. There’s a mix of studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments on offer, as well as a selection of penthouses. South Quay DLR station is the closest to the property. There’s also a reliable bus network locally and the Jubilee line is close by via Canary Wharf. The management of the development is popular amongst residents, who have given it a score of 4.45 out of 5.

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5. The Landmark, E14

Chalegrove Properties
4.27 Rating (based on 25 reviews) 25 reviews
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In fifth place for Canary Wharf is Chalegrove Properties' The Landmark which particularly stands out in responses from residents as having excellent value.

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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.