West India Quay is the most northerly section of the Canary Wharf area, and overlooks North Dock. It is connected to the rest of Canary Wharf by a bridge, making the walk to work convenient for people who live in West India Quay, while also defining the boundary between home and work – very important for work-life balance.
Where to live in Canary Wharf
“West India Quay is one of the best places to live if you work in Docklands,” says Natalie May, estate agent at Henry Wiltshire’s Canary Wharf office. “It is beautifully kept and very well presented – it’s an area you’ll really feel good about living in. There are so many things to do, and all right on your doorstep, so you can live, work and play without ever having to travel.”
Things to do in West India Quay
West India Quay offers a wide range of restaurants and bars, including places for pizza, tapas, tea and burgers. The Museum of London Docklands, located in a converted warehouse has its own restaurant, Rum and Sugar, named after the warehouse’s original purpose.
The local branch of Pure Gym offers contract-free facilities, meaning that short-term residents can keep up their fitness regimes without wasting money. Ann’s Smart School of Cookery is another great institution for short-term residents. Ann Hood, former Master Chef contestant, has set up a cookery school that is also a supper club, and is a great way to socialise and meet people in a new area.
West India Quay has its own station on the Docklands Light Railway, so it’s easy to get to other parts of London to visit friends, or travel to the West End for theatre and shopping.
The DLR will also take you to London City Airport in less than twenty minutes, taking a lot of the stress out of international travel.
Rent property in West India Quay & Canary Wharf
West India Quay is a fabulous place to live, with available flats quickly finding tenants. If you own property and would like to rent it out, simply contact Natalie and the Canary Wharf team on 020 7001 9160 to get started.