A sure way to find out what’s good about the area is to ask Canary Wharf letting agents. Some Canary Wharf letting agents specialise in new builds, while others offer a wide range of property types. These are some of the key facts they can tell you about.
The area benefits from a direct and reliable tube link with the heart of the West End. Bond Street is only 18 minutes away, and the Jubilee line is one of the better ones when it comes to delays. It also stops at two major rail stations, London Bridge and Waterloo, along the way. There is also the DLR for quick connections to the City. But if you do get around by car, you will find plenty of parking, which is definitely a rarity in London.
You may not realise it, but Canary Wharf has a fantastic underground shopping complex right next to the tube station. It contains a huge Waitrose and high street names such as Waterstones, Gap and Zara, to name just a few. There is also an abundance of high-quality restaurants and bars throughout the area.
Because of the high number of flats available in the area, something suitable can usually be found for any requirement, whether it is a studio or a penthouse.
The abundance of water gives Canary Wharf an open and airy feel and adds yet another transport option with the river boat services into town. It also means that many properties have direct views of the Thames at much lower cost than further into the centre of London. For greenery, there are some small parks not far away and marshland to the south, making it almost feel as though you were in the countryside.
Another factor which adds to the appeal of Canary Wharf is that, due to the absence of large roads and over ground train lines, the general noise levels are much lower than many parts of London.
Although most of the buildings have sprung up in the last few decades, there is history to be found in the area. It was an important global shipping port in Victorian times, giving rise to names such as West India Quay.
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