THE FLASHING TIP OF CANARY WHARF’S TALLEST AND MOST ICONIC TOWER, ONE CANADA SQUARE, FEELS WITHIN TOUCHING DISTANCE OF LANDMARK PINNACLE. THIS IS THE HEART OF THE CANARY WHARF ESTATE, BEST KNOWN AS LONDON’S MODERN FINANCIAL DISTRICT.
This is a location that has Landmark Pinnacle standing shoulder to shoulder with the towers that house the HQs of global banks. But it is also a location whose expanding array of lifestyle and leisure attractions, from restaurants and bars to gyms and crèches, are turning it into a highly prized residential address, with shopping malls, five-star hotels and river taxis within a stroll of your apartment.
The Wharf’s new phase of great expansion is leading to forecasts that its workforce will rise to 200,000 people over the medium term. But the area’s carefully curated development is ensuring that far from being a place purely for business, Canary Wharf is a dynamic, clean and safe place to live, work and socialise.
When the new 73-mile Crossrail train line across London opens in 2018, it will cement Canary Wharf’s reputation as the best-connected part of the capital.
Canary Wharf is served by a modern Jubilee Line underground station and three Docklands Light Railway (DLR) stations, all within a 5-10 minute walk. It is also easily accessible by car and has direct access to The City and the West End. River buses along on the Thames stop only a short walk from Landmark Pinnacle. Four miles east is London City airport, which operates to nearly 50 destinations in the UK, Europe and New York.
Eating out in Canary Wharf has taken on an entirely new flavour in recent years as the choice of restaurants and bars has expanded beyond recognition. The day may begin at The Breakfast Club (or end it in its ‘secret’ cocktail bar), continue over business lunch at Tom’s Kitchen under two Michelin-star chef Tom Aikens and wind down over whisky and jazz at Boisdale.
In summer, Canary Wharf’s plazas become perfect places for al fresco drinks or dining, such as at the modern Spanish restaurant Ibérica La Terraza in leafy Cabot Square.
Canary Wharf is peppered with green spaces, from peaceful squares among the glass towers to unexpected expanses of parkland in the heart of the Isle of Dogs.
Jubilee Park is a quiet haven of landscaped lawns and water features above Canary Wharf underground station and Crossrail Place Roof Garden is the newest green space, an enclosed 300-metre garden on top of the Crossrail station.
Alternatively, you can walk through the foot tunnel beneath the Thames across to Greenwich Park, the royal park that includes such gems as the National Maritime Museum, and the Royal Observatory.
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