Canary Wharf Updated: 8 months ago

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Canary Wharf is not a typical travel destination, but the area is nonetheless an interesting place to visit due to its tall buildings and well kept surrounding area.

Canary Wharf is an impressive destination if you want to see atypical architecture. The area houses multiple over 200m tall buildings, and there are currently two more being built. The tallest buildings now are 235m.

The area has many shopping centres as well as restaurants for the area’s roughly 100000 workers and inhabitants. There is also a museum (Museum of London Docklands) which tells about the history of the area in a time when sugar and other raw ingredients were shipped from the Caribbean, and when it was the world’s busiest port.

The futuristic-looking underground station was used as a shooting location in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as the inside of a spaceship.

How to get to Canary Wharf?

The easiest way to get to Canary Wharf is the underground as the Jubilee Line goes via Canary Wharf to Stratford. Other options are the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) and the Thames Clipper. Crossrail, which is a new fast way of travelling between Heathrow and East London, opens in 2022

What is near Canary Wharf?

The concert and entertainment arena O2 is on the other side of the Thames to the Canary Wharf. The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford and Westfield shopping centre in Stratford City can conveniently be accessed via the Jubilee Line.

Nearest Stations

Heron Quays - 2 min

DLR Zone: 2

Canary Wharf - 2 min

DLR Zone: 2

Canary Wharf - 4 min

Jubilee Elizabeth Line London Underground Zone: 2

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