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From Canary Wharf To Anywhere

6 December 2022
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Often described as the Manhattan of London, Canary Wharf is in a prime position and has excellent transport links. Discover how you can use Canary Wharf transport links to get from the Estate to just about anywhere in and around the capital.

How Good Is The Transport In Canary Wharf?

For years, Canary Wharf was known as London’s financial district. The Estate’s continuing evolution has seen it become a city within a city, boasting desirable residential buildings, parks and open spaces, a number of shops and restaurants, and exciting events. Unsurprisingly, Canary Wharf’s transport links are extensive, and they’re dependable.

  • What Trains Go To Canary Wharf? What Other Transport Options Are There?

The Canary Wharf station (Zone 2) is served by the Jubilee and Elizabeth lines, as well as the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). Where Canary Wharf to Bond Street is just a 15-minute journey.

The Estate is also served by several TfL buses (135, 277, D3, D7, D8, N277, and N550), which call at stops F (towards Isle of Dogs or Leamouth), G (towards Crossharbour or Limehouse), K (towards Limehouse), and L (towards Island Gardens).

Other transport options include Santander Cycles, which are ideal for the popular cycle route to Canary Wharf, and taxis leaving from several Tower Hamlets taxi ranks.

Visit Popular Tourist And Social Destinations From Canary Wharf

The excellent Canary Wharf transport links put some of London’s most exciting tourist and social destinations in easy reach. If you’re craving a hearty Indian food, then Dishoom is just 20 minutes from Canary Wharf Station. Or if you’re in the mood for some entertainment then check out Canary Wharfs Fairgame, a trendy arcade selling delicious food.

To Waterloo For the London Eye and More

Waterloo Station is your gateway to the London Eye and other attractions. Take the westbound Jubilee line from the Estate to Waterloo station, which is a nine-minute journey. When returning from Waterloo to Canary Wharf, take the eastbound Jubilee line.

  • The London Eye: Europe’s largest observation deck wheel, the London Eye was supposed to be a temporary tourist attraction to usher in the year 2000. The giant Ferris wheel just around the corner from Waterloo station proved so popular that it was made permanent, giving you the chance to enjoy some of the best views of the capital. Book timed London Eye tickets in advance to avoid the long queues.
  • Vaulty Towers Pub: You can’t miss Vaulty Towers’ colourful façade. The popular pub across the road from Waterloo Vaults on Lower Marsh Street offers a tantalizing selection of cocktails, craft beers, hearty food, and live DJ sessions.
  • The National Theatre: A nine-minute walk or four-minute bus ride from the station, the National Theatre on the South Bank is one of the world’s most acclaimed theatre companies. Take in a performance or simply pop into the Understudy bar for a few alfresco drinks.

To Kings Cross St Pancras The British Library and More 

The once-dreary Kings Cross area has become a hub of arts and culture, socialising, and more. Get there from the Estate by taking the westbound Jubilee line to London Bridge and change for the northbound Northern line to Kings Cross St Pancras. When returning from Kings Cross to Canary Wharf, take the southbound Northern line’s Morden via Bank train to London Bridge, and change for the eastbound Jubilee line to the Estate.

  • British Library: A five-minute walk from the station via Euston Road, the British Library is a must for book lovers. Rather than browsing the shelves aimlessly, head to the Treasures of the British Library permanent exhibition, where you’ll see historical items such as Jane Austen’s bureau and hand-drawn Beatles lyrics.
  • Queer Britain: A three-minute walk from the station via King’s Boulevard, Queer Britain on Granary Square is the UK’s first dedicated LGBTQ+ museum. The museum opened in 2022 and has four galleries featuring temporary exhibitions.

To Oxford Circus For Shopping and More

The heartland of shopping in London, Oxford Street is famous the world over. Get to Oxford Circus (where Oxford and Regent streets meet) from the Estate by taking the Elizabeth line from the Estate to Bond Street station and walk seven minutes to Oxford Circus. Alternatively, take the 135 bus towards Limehouse from bus stop G to Aldgate East station. Change for the 25 bus to Oxford Circus.

  • Oxford and Regent streets: Shopping is the name of the game in this part of the city. The sheer variety of shops, cafes, and other establishments make these streets tourist attractions in their own right.
  • The Photographers’ Gallery: A three-minute walk eastwards long Oxford Street and down Ramillies Street, the Photographers’ Gallery hosts fascinating exhibitions, talks, and workshops.

To London Bridge For The Shard and More

Blending the ancient and the modern, the area around London Bridge is well worth exploring. Get to London Bridge station from the Estate by taking the westbound Jubilee or Elizabeth lines to London Bridge.

  • The Shard: The UK’s tallest building, The Shard is unmissable, and not only because you can see it from all over the capital. Head to the View From The Shard, the building’s observation decks for views you won’t forget. The building’s a few minutes’ walk from the station, and the route is signposted.
  • Borough Market: A three-minute walk from the station via Winchester Walk and Stoney Street, the Borough Market is a food lover’s paradise. The market offers incredible local and international foods, and you can explore it yourself or take one of several foodie tours.
  • Hay’s Galleria: A quietly trendy spot for dining and shopping, Hay’s Galleria is a five-minute walk from the station via Tooley Street/A200. Once a warehouse, the graceful building is now home to restaurants, cafes, and arts and crafts market stalls. You’ll also find David Kemp’s kinetic sculpture, the Navigators here.

To Paddington For Hyde Park and More

Paddington Station puts you in easy distance of Hyde Park and other attractions. Get there from the Estate by taking the westbound Elizabeth line. When done exploring, you can take the eastbound Elizabeth line from Paddington to Canary Wharf.

  • Hyde Park: A 12-minute walk from the station via Westbourne Terrace brings you to the northern boundary of Hyde Park, close to the gorgeous Italian Gardens. From there, you can either head into Hyde Park or stroll through Kensington Gardens, where you’ll find Kensington Palace and the Diana Princess of Wales memorial playground. The Royal Albert Hall is across the road from the park’s southern boundary.
  • Little Venice: Little Venice is a two-minute journey on the Bakerloo line from Paddington, a four-minute bus ride (take the 46 bus), or 15-minute walk from the station via Warwick Avenue. One of the capital’s most charming neighbourhoods, Little Venice is where Regent’s Canal, Paddington Basin, and the Grand Union Canal meet. Stroll around the neighbourhood, pop into a pub or café, or go on a canal cruise while you’re there.

And Beyond

Whilst Canary Wharf has always had exceptional transport links within London, now if you’re travelling further afield you can benefit from the new Elizabeth line taking you all the way to Heathrow airport. With London City airport 20 mins away and Heathrow now just a short 45 minutes, Canary Wharf provides its residence with not just access across London but also to the rest of the world. 

This is just a small taste of where you can go and what you can do, thanks to the excellent Canary Wharf transport links.

Finally, access to the rest of London is at your fingertips as access to the Jubilee, DLR, and Elizabeth line is just a stone’s throw away from all the residences available at Canary Wharf.

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