From Canary Wharf To Anywhere

6 December 2022

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 transport links to and from Canary Wharf put some of London’s most exciting tourist and social destinations in easy reach.

To Waterloo For the London Eye and More

Waterloo Station is your gateway to the London Eye and many other tourist attractions and is only a nine-minute journey from on the 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. Make sure to pre-book your tickets 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.

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. Travel to King’s Cross from Canary Wharf via the Jubilee Line to London Bridge followed by the Northern line to King’s Cross.

  • British Library: Just 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

Oxford Street is renowned for some of the best shopping in London, easily accessible from Canary Wharf via the Elizabeth line to Bond Street which is just a seven-minute walk to Oxford Circus (where Oxford Street and Regent Street meet).  

  • 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 east towards 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 surrounding London Bridge is well worth exploring. Travel to London Bridge from Canary Wharf via either the Jubilee or Elizabeth line.  

  • 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 Shard is just a few minutes’ walk from London Bridge station, and the route is signposted.
  • Borough Market: Just a three-minute walk from the station via Winchester Walk and Stoney Street, Borough Market is a food lover’s paradise. The market offers incredible local and international foods, that you can either explore for yourself or discover through one of several tours on offer. 
  • Hay’s Galleria: A quietly trendy spot for dining and shopping, Hay’s Galleria is a five-minute walk from London Bridge 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 within easy reach of Hyde Park and other attractions. Get there from Canary Wharf by taking the westbound Elizabeth line.

  • Hyde Park: A 12-minute walk from Paddington 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, the Estate now benefits from quick access to the rest of the world! With the new Elizabeth line, you can get to Heathrow Airport from Canary Wharf in as little as 46 minutes. London City Airport is also only 20 minutes away from Canary Wharf. This is just a small taste of where you can travel to and what you can do, thanks to the excellent transport links on offer in Canary Wharf. 

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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