Canary Wharf is one of London's most desirable areas for business. It's an important part of London's financial heart, with an iconic building at its centre. Although it's quite rightly famous as an area of big business opportunity, there is more to Canary Wharf than bankers and towers. Our extended stay apartments allow you to experience all the area has to offer for yourself.
Canary Wharf is part of London’s Docklands, on the edge of the city. The Dockland’s has a long history, with the ports of London becoming alive with activity in the late 1500’s. The early 1800’s saw the opening of West India Docks. This became considered the country’s greatest civil engineering structure of the time. New technology and containerisation meant though that the area went on to suffer from massive disinvestment in the 1970s.
Despite this local economy collapse, Canary Wharf is now thriving. The redevelopment of the Docklands, with Canary Wharf as its catalyst, has been mainly responsible for the area’s new-found prosperity. Even if you have booked temporary housing or short term accommodation here, there’s still enough time to view how Canary Wharf has been able to reinvent itself as a financial capital.
There’s no denying that Canary Wharf is a financial capital. There are around 105,000 people employed at Canary Wharf and the average salary is £100,000. One Canada Square, or known as Canary Wharf Tower, was once London’s tallest building. This was until the Shard was built in 2012.
With so many global companies based in Canary Wharf many business travellers look to situate themselves in corporate housing. They need to be as close to the action as possible. SITU’s Canary Wharf serviced apartments and corporate accommodation provide a safe and flexible way for you to live. Exactly where you need to be, when you need to be there.
Canary Wharf is more than a business and finance district. The area has over 300 shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, across five shopping malls. Hard to miss is Canada Square Park, home to summer concerts and a winter ice-skating rink. The Park sets ups a beautiful skating experience for 15 weeks beneath the stunning, winter skyline of Canary Wharf. We have a range of serviced apartments that are nearby the park.
Worth a visit is The Crossrail Place Roof Garden, part of the Canary Wharf Crossrail station. It’s one of the UK’s largest roof gardens. The garden has a free public indoor oasis and incorporates a performance space. You could end up watching drama, music or dance shows. A short stroll from there is the Canary Wharf Everyman Cinema. The classy, stylish cinema shows a mixture of classic and newly-released films to accommodate for a range of audiences. Or, you could dose up on some local history at the Museum of London Docklands. Entry is free, and the museum is open every day. This is all accessible from our furnished housing and furnished short lets that we have on offer.
There’s never been better time to visit Canary Wharf and our aparthotels and can provide you with the best possible stay in this vibrant location.
These clippers operate four peak services per hour to Canary Wharf pier from Central London (Waterloo) and Woolwich.
From both these locations it takes around 30 minutes to reach the pier.
Those choosing to make use of our Canary Wharf serviced apartments still have easy access to the rest of London through The Docklands Light Railway.
The DLR network runs predominantly throughout the morning and the railway has 45 stations.
Less than 3 miles away from Canary Wharf, this airport provides flights to 50 different destinations worldwide.
Check-in time is only twenty minutes and its ideally located for those travelling to and from London and Greater London.