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Why Canary Wharf is London’s Best Neighbourhood to Live and Work

What are the qualities of a good neighbourhood? Safe, convenient, green landscapes, interesting architecture and accessibility to name a few qualities.

A city within a city, Canary Wharf has much to offer residents. From convenience of a wealth of shops on the doorstep, exhibitions and public art to over 16 acres of green spaces and accessibility to the best London has to offer, there’s something for everyone.

Why Canary Wharf is London’s Best Neighbourhood to Live and Work


Take advantage of this vibrant, cool neighbourhood where a growing number of young people want to live.

Vertus residents also often work on the Estate, making work and play easier and more convenient. Take a look at what to do and where to go in Canary Wharf.


Culture at Canary Wharf


Immersing yourself in art is one of the best answers to the question of what to do in Canary Wharf. The Estate hosts numerous temporary and ongoing exhibitions throughout the year.

UK for Ukraine: Support Through Art:

See almost 200 paintings by dozens of renowned Ukrainian artists at UK for Ukraine: Support Through Art opposite Reiss, Level -1, Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf. Daily from 9am until 10 March.

Electro-Rainbow: Lothar Götz:

View the installation which takes inspiration from the colours of the Progress Pride Rainbow Flag at Level -1, Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf.

Person standing in front of a rainbow background 

Graphic Rewilding: Lee Baker & Catherine Borowski:

Graphic Rewilding sees large-scale artworks introduce the diversity and colours of the natural world into urban environments. Union Square, Canary Wharf.

Flowers background

Looking Up: Helaine Blumenfeld:

Browse sculptural works by Helaine Blumenfeld dating from 1993 to 2019 among mature trees throughout the estate.


Festivals at Canary Wharf

Festivals are a big part of the Canary Wharf lifestyle, and this is just a taste of what’s on offer:

Winter Lights Festival:

Held in January, the award-winning Winter Lights Festival features spectacular light installations and immersive art at Canary Wharf.

Globe In Canary Wharf

Festival 14:

Held in July, Festival 14 is one of the best answers to the question, “What is there to do in Canary Wharf?” The four-day arts festival offers an eclectic program of comedy, dance, family fun, music, poetry, and theatre.

All Points East:

Held annually in Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, in August this year, All Points East is a 10-day music festival comprised of a festival weekend, several days of free entry and community activities, and three standalone headline shows.


Convenience at Canary Wharf


Being close to public services is a great plus for any neighbourhood. Canary Wharf is home to supermarkets such as Waitrose, banks, chemists, dentists, and education services including a new kindergarten in Wood Wharf.

In addition to feasting your eyes on new style trends hitting the malls, as a Vertus resident you can enjoy exclusive perks and discounts at participating brands and boutiques within a short walking distance from your front door.

For those living and working on the Estate, a short walk through the park or along the boardwalks makes for a peaceful commute. For those travelling further afield, the Estate is well positioned to access other areas of London via the DLR, Jubilee line and Elizabeth Line stations.


Nightlife in Canary Wharf


Not sure what to do in Canary Wharf at night? The exciting nightlife on the Estate means you’ll never be bored.

Electric Shuffle:

Hone in on your competitive side with friends, neighbours or colleagues playing electric shuffleboard with a cocktail in hand until midnight at Electric Shuffle, 10 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf.


Find cocktails, craft beer, epic street food, and a selection of epic old-school fairground games with a modern twist at Fairgame, 25-35 Fisherman’s Walk, Canary Wharf.

People Playing Basketball

Games At The Fair


The Cocktail Club:

The Cocktail Club offers an impressive cocktail menu, and with the “World’s Hottest Happy Hour” every day, offering 2-4-1 on every drink 4-7pm it’s a great spot for an after work tipple. Cabot Square, Canary Wharf.


Renting a Canary Wharf Apartment

Is Canary Wharf a good place to live? With so much to enhance your lifestyle, the Estate certainly is a good place to live and work. Contact us for more information about renting an apartment in Canary Wharf.

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