Known for its glistening modern skyscrapers and reputation as one of London’s most important corporate districts, Canary Wharf is a hotspot for up and coming companies looking to set up their headquarters. Home to some of the world’s wealthiest and most influential firms, the district is generally considered to be populated by bankers and financial professionals. Whilst there are a vast number of financial organisations in Canary Wharf, however, many other kinds of professionals also work there.
Unlike most districts in London, Canary Wharf is relatively free from tourists. Oddly, then, it can sometimes feel like a haven of peace and tranquillity even in the middle of the day. Popping out to grab a spot of lunch or a midday coffee is often a very pleasant experience for workers in Canary Wharf, away from the slow-moving crowds of the West End or other tourist hotspots. There are a wide array of bars, restaurants and cafes to choose from on the streets of Canary Wharf, as well as a number of underground shopping centres conveniently housing some of the UK’s favourite supermarkets and coffee shops.
If you’re worried that Canary Wharf may feel a bit too much like a concrete jungle, rest assured that its scenic views of the Thames will more than make up for its lines of big, shiny office blocks. What’s more, with East London only a stone’s throw away, there is ample opportunity to head out into London’s quirkier cultural hotspots once the long working day is over.
In terms of travel, Canary Wharf is well-served by Canary Wharf Underground Station and London’s Docklands Light Railway (DLR), making commuting easy for workers across London and beyond. If you’re interested in making your company a part of the Canary Wharf business community, take a look at our extensive array of sleek (and surprisingly affordable) serviced offices below.