Working in Canary Wharf
There’s nothing quite like watching the sunset behind Canary Wharf’s majestic glass skyscrapers. Together with the City of London, Canary Wharf is one of the UK’s main financial centres and is home One Canada Square, the second tallest building in the UK. It covers 97 acres and contains around 16 million sq ft of office and retail space.
Nine stylish flexible workspaces can be found in Canary Wharf, each offering a range of membership types. Freelancers who want to establish a presence in the area can rent a hot desk for around £250 a month, and established companies can secure a private office from ~£400. Both corporate and contemporary design aesthetics are available.
- 9 workspaces to choose from
- Desks start from ~£250 per month
- Underground, DLR, bus, Riverbus & cycle routes
HQs in Canary Wharf
When it comes to business, Canary Wharf is synonymous with Finance. A plethora of iconic financial institutions are based there, including Barclays, Citibank, Halifax and HSBC. But did you know it’s also a hotbed of tech innovation? Level 39, Europe’s largest accelerator for cybersecurity, retail and financial tech is home to a number of high-growth startups.
Local Transport Links
Despite being in Travelcard Zone 2, Canary Wharf’s excellent travel links make commuting quick and easy. You can reach Bond Street in 15 minutes on the Jubilee Line from Canary Wharf Underground Station and the DLR will get you to Bank in the same amount of time.
1,300 free cycle parking spaces are located across the estate and access to Canary Riverside provides links to Limehouse via the Thames Path, making it great for cyclists. If you like to work out around working hours, there are lots of gyms to choose from.
What to See, Do & Eat
Far from being all professionalism and no play, Canary Wharf has more to do outside of business hours than meets the eye. Crossrail Place Roof Garden is a green oasis of biodiversity that hosts events, workshops, festivals and performances throughout the year. The famous Museum of London Docklands is also well worth a visit.
From client lunches to celebratory drinks with coworkers, there’s no shortage of places to dine and drink in Canary Wharf. Boisdale boasts a fine dining restaurant, music venue, cigar library and whisky bar under one roof, and Gaucho serves up delicious Argentinian food and wine. For sushi and Japanese dishes, head to ROKA.
Did you know…
- Canary Wharf hosts over 100 art events each year.
- You’ll find the UK’s largest Waitrose in Canada Place - it has wine tasting!
- In 1802 the area was home to the world’s busiest shipping port.
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