For Canary Wharf and City workers, Tavern Quay is the ideal option for those looking for a short commuting time. Developed by Vision, this new residential complex in Canada Water comprises 76 apartments, all featuring balconies that make the most of the riverside location, with views across the water as well as the capital’s breathtaking skyline. The location of the development is a particular draw for buyers, being perfectly situated to reach the West End quickly and easily, along with the ever-growing community of Canary Wharf to the east. What’s more, with the average price per square foot in SE16 being £1,299, the fact that Tavern Quay comes in at around £600, this will act as a further incentive for young professionals and families alike to take notice of this stylish development.
The nearest Tube station to Tavern Quay is Canada Water – under a 10-minute walk away – from which you can access the Jubilee Line and Overground services across the capital. There are also plenty of nearby bus routes to transport you across town. Residents can make use of the onsite Tesco Express to pick up essential groceries, and the Plough Way Café, where you can indulge in home-cooked Italian fare seven days a week. Active folk will enjoy the proximity to the Thames, for leisure pursuits such as sailing or running and cycling along the banks. There are also numerous green spaces nearby for weekend strolls and letting the kids run off steam, before ducking into a cosy pub for a pint. In terms of shopping, you can hop on the Jubilee Line and reach Westfield Stratford City in just 17 minutes, where there’s two million square foot of retail and entertainment space. Canary Wharf, Greenwich Market, Borough Market and Spitalfields are also within easy reach. And as part of the huge regeneration of the area, Surrey Quays Shopping Centre is another retail destination that shoppers will want to add to their list. As for evening entertainment, residents can head to the West End or the O2 for a line-up of top shows and acts.
When it comes to onsite facilities, Tavern Quays has a respectable offering. As well as a concierge on hand to take care of day-to-day tasks such as booking travel and receiving packages, there are also 52 underground parking spaces for car owners and cycle storage, which is handy for keeping your entrance hall clutter free. Fitness fanatics can make the most of the state-of-the-art waterside gym and exercise studios, along with free access to five Fusion gyms, and as much sailing, kayaking and windsurfing you can handle. The apartments themselves are smartly presented with elegant touches – a warm, neutral palette makes it easy for buyers to envisage their possessions displayed throughout. In the kitchens you can expect contemporary German handleless units from Nobilia with granite/laminate work surfaces, a polished chrome monobloc mixer tap and fully integrated Bosch appliances. The bathrooms feature Minoli porcelain tiles, statement baths and basins, Vado shower kit, and a bespoke vanity unit with storage, mounted basin and a Bergamo cascade tap. Flooring comes in the form of Karndean in subtle wood tones in the living areas and carpet in the bedrooms for extra comfort. Balconies include a glass/metal balustrade and fuss-free decking, which can be accessed from a sliding glass door.
Other developments in the area to consider are Marine Wharf East and London Square Canada Water.
Tavern Quay is situated in a lovely location – unlike so many other developments we have looked at within reach of Canary Wharf you get more space, light and don’t feel overlooked. it was lovely to walk around the building the find the Quay. This is purpose living though, for commuting and needing a base, it doesn’t have a warmth that we were looking for.