Top 5 Places to Live In Canary Wharf

Top 5 places to live Canary Wharf Crossrail Place

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 best new develoments in Canary Wharf itself and the wider 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.

Sailmakers E14
The Sailmakers development by Greystar – currently rated the second best place to live in Canary Wharf

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.

Canary Wharf Restaurants

Canary Wharf has attracted plenty of great restaurants, all looking to cater to the area’s mix of young professionals, families and high-powered businesses. If you’re a brunch fan, you have plenty of choice. Try The Breakfast Club’s unbeatable eggs or the ever-popular meaty sandwiches at Birleys.

There’s plenty of regional variation on offer too. Mama’s Jerk is a great Caribbean hangout, while Ahi Poké will give you bowls bursting with Hawaiian flavour. There’s everything from vegan burger bars to top-notch tapas and Middle Eastern sharing extravaganzas to explore too.

Top 5 Places to Live In Canary Wharf

1. Ten Park Drive, E14

Canary Wharf Group
4.75 (18 reviews) 4.75 (18 reviews)
Area guide to Canary Wharf

Our top-rated development for Canary Wharf is Ten Park Drive, a contemporary development by the Canary Wharf Group. It’s situated in the heart of the area, and comprises just under 350 apartments. Floorplans span studios, one, two and three-bedroom units. Transport links come courtesy of Canary Wharf station (for Jubilee line and DLR services), along with nearby Heron Quays. Residents here also consistently praise the management team for their friendliness, reliability and attention to detail.

Read reviews and details of Ten Park Drive, E14

2. 10 George Street, E14

Vertus
4.75 (52 reviews) 4.75 (52 reviews)
Area guide to Canary Wharf
Image of 10 George Street, E14

Reliably making the podium for many of our various London area top ranked developments, 10 George Street is our resident reviewers’ second highest-rated development for Canary Wharf. It rises 37 storeys above the new district of Wood Wharf, with 327 apartments available, overlooking waterside gardens and boardwalks below. In addition, residents have exclusive access to “Club Vertus.” This includes access to a 24/7 gym studio, self-service bar, private dining room and lounge which opens out onto a large, south-facing terrace. Similarly, the 24-hour concierge is available to sign for parcels, arrange for dry cleaning and welcome you home.

Read reviews and details of 10 George Street, E14

3. South Quay Plaza, E14

Berkeley Homes
4.68 (30 reviews) 4.68 (30 reviews)
Area guide to Canary Wharf
South Quay Plaza by Berkeley

In at number 3 is South Quay Plaza, a Berkley development that features luxury apartments designed by leading architects, Foster & Partners. Studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments are all available at this development, which is located just moments from the heart of Canary Wharf. The site is a five-minute walk from the South Quay DLR station, Canary Wharf Underground station and the forthcoming Elizabeth line.

Read reviews and details of South Quay Plaza, E14

4. Wardian London, E14

EcoWorld, Ballymore Group
4.46 (69 reviews) 4.46 (69 reviews)
Area guide to Canary Wharf
Image of Wardian London, E14

Wardian has slowly but surely been making a name for itself, quietly gathering more and more positive residents’ rankings and comments, moving up to number 4 in the area’s top rated developments. Named after botanist Nathanial Bagshaw Ward, Wardian London is a unique residential development from EcoWorld and Ballymore, and designed by Glenn Howells. The development offers one and two-bedroom apartments and a collection of suites, all close to Canary Wharf’s Jubilee line, DLR, Thames Clipper services and London City Airport.

Read reviews and details of Wardian London, E14

5. Dollar Bay, E14

Mount Anvil
4.27 (19 reviews) 4.27 (19 reviews)
Area guide to Canary Wharf

Dollar Bay is another relative newcomer but it continues to attract positive reviews, maintaining its place in the area’s top 5 list. There are 115 studios, apartments and penthouses at Dollar Bay, a 32-storey tower on the Isle of Dogs’ South Dock, close to Canary Wharf’s transport links and shopping malls. Smart, well-designed, functional but also stylish, Dollar Bay is a great addition to Canary Wharf. Residents love the winter garden and other aesthetic features too.

Read reviews and details of Dollar Bay, E14

The HomeViews blog has recently been selected as one of the Top UK Property Blogs. Check out our Canary Wharf area guide to find out more about the area, or discover London’s 10 highest-rated young professional accommodation options for great rental developments across the city.

HomeViews provides verified resident reviews of the UK’s housing developments. We’re working with developers, landlords and the Government to recognise high performers and help to improve standards in the built environment.

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 property in Canary Wharf is currently £573,439 according to the latest figures from Zoopla (October 2020).  The average price for a flat is £519,159 and the average price for a terrace house is £261,206. In the last five years property prices have increased by 13.51% on average in Canary Wharf.

The HomeViews blog has recently been selected as one of the Top UK Property Blogs. Check out our Canary Wharf area guide to find out more about the area, or discover London’s 10 highest-rated young professional accommodation options for great rental developments across the city.

HomeViews provides verified resident reviews of the UK’s housing developments. We’re working with developers, landlords and the Government to recognise high performers and help to improve standards in the built environment.

 

written by

David Butler