Business Travellers Guide to Canary Wharf

A thriving commercial centre, Canary Wharf is comprised of over 16 million square feet of commercially leased space. Canary Wharf takes its name from the Canary Wharf Group, a large British property development firm and is a hot spot for business travellers.

The Wharf is located within Tower Hamlets, London, in the West India Docks. Apart from the City of London, Canary Wharf is one of the two major financial centres in the United Kingdom. With an extensive inventory of things to do, Canary Wharf features some of the largest buildings in the UK, including One Canada Square which is the second tallest building in the area.

An incredible roster of global companies maintain their European headquarter within Canary Wharf, including Citigroup, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Thomson Reuters. Business visitors will find an impressive array of restaurants and entertainment venues to experience during their downtime, along with a host of incredible opportunities to network and complete business.

Things to do

Canary Wharf offer a wide range of meals, entertainment and places to stay. Visitors are often impressed by the fantastic views – the Canary Wharf skyline has some of the tallest buildings in the United Kingdom. The area is neat, clean and filled with everything a visitor needs. Boutique shops and eateries line the pathways and the area is easily discoverable. For those that like to shop there are plenty of boutiques within the Canary Wharf shopping centre which is just a stone throw away from all public transport.

Likened to a more sedate version of the financial district in New York, Canary Wharf has many fine dining opportunities and depending on what you fancy, there are many restaurants to tempt your taste buds. There are numerous nightlife venues for those that enjoy some relaxation after the work day, and the old docks area has a variety of pubs and wine bars. And for those who enjoy a little history, the Museum of London Docklands is a must see attraction alongside many other great ways to spend your time in Canary Wharf.

Business traveller information

Business travellers will find no shortage of impressive places to stay within the Canary Wharf area. There are many serviced apartments to stay in and around London. These give you the comfort of home away from home.  Travel in and out of the Canary Wharf region is simple and easy; Canary Wharf is accessible via all of the airports in London. Other means of travel include road, railway, river bus, and bus. Overall, Canary Wharf is a premium business travel location that offers everything you could desire.

Plans to expand

Canary Wharf has been consistently expanding in recent years. In 2014, Churchill Place is expected to open with a height of 426 feet. In 2016, The Baltimore Tower, an incredible 45 floor residential property, is slated to open. This will become Canary Wharf's tallest residential property. There are many plans for expansion both on the commercial and residential scale.

Business travellers are likely to find Canary Wharf a remarkable centre of commerce that has everything necessary to facilitate networking and business functions. Not only do many premium companies headquarter themselves in Canary Wharf, but the area also has an incredible amount of venues for entertainment and relaxation.

Residential properties throughout Canary Wharf can be quite luxurious, travel is easy and there are numerous hotels and other venues. As both a commercial and residential region, Canary Wharf provides impressive amenities alongside its commercial benefits. It is expected to continue expanding for many years to come. With a convenient location and increasingly advanced transportation services, Canary Wharf has everything it needs to be a premium business location. [box type="note"]

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