Pedestrian and Cycle Routes

Canary Wharf is a few minutes’ walk from the Thames Path, a public right of way that runs the whole length of the river. Greenwich/Cutty Sark, through the foot tunnel, is 2.2 miles away or 45 minutes on foot.

There is a footbridge from the West Wintergarden to South Quay, and Upper Bank Street Bridge provides a route to Poplar DLR Station in the north.

There are several cycle routes that provide access to Canary Wharf for cyclists. The London Cycle Network also follows a signed route along the river to Canary Riverside and Riverside South. Liverpool Street Station, in the heart of the City of London, is 3.3 miles or 19 minutes away by bike.

Canary Wharf provides extensive cycle parking, with more than 1,300 free cycle parking spaces located across the Canary Wharf Estate. There are an additional 405 secure cycle parking spaces for public use for which a charge is applied and a further 3,715 private cycle parking spaces within individual building car parks.

Access to our Secure Bicycle Compound in Canada Square Car Park, £12 per calendar month. There are a limited number of available spaces. For more information please call 020 7418 2752 or email

Click here to download the current map showing cycle parking at Canary Wharf

There are 273 Santander Cycle docking stations on the Canary Wharf estate. Those planning to use the scheme can find their closest docking station on the TfL website, where they can also sign up for free cycle training and find out more about the scheme.

Docking stations can be found in the following six locations on the Canary Wharf estate.

  • Jubilee Plaza
  • Fishermans Walk
  • Heron Quay, DLR Concourse
  • South Dock Walk
  • Upper Bank Street
  • Westferry Circus

Transport for London’s Cycle Hire Users’ Code of Conduct suggest some of the following tips for staying safe on your bike:

  • Be careful around lorries, which have numerous blind spots, and never pass them on the left just before, or at, traffic lights
  • Don’t get too close to parked cars
  • Watch out for other vehicles and pedestrians and give clear hand signals to show your intentions
  • Make yourself seen at night by wearing reflective or fluorescent clothing

It costs as little as £2 a day to use Santander Cycles, and the scheme accepts all major credit and debit cards. It does not accept cash or Oyster.

Road closures may affect your journey. Click here for details of planned road closures


Notifications of planned closures on the Estate will appear here. Note also that these can occur at short notice however, every effort will be made to update this information when known.

Pedestrian Footpath Access through Wood Wharf from Preston’s Road

From Wednesday 19 May 2021, the route through Wood Wharf from Preston’s Road at Harbour Quay will be closed until further notice for enabling works. The new route will be roughly 100 metres north of the previous route, pedestrians will be able to pass through via Brannan Street instead. We will have signage in place to advise of the change to help direct pedestrians on Preston’s Road to the new footpath.

Poplar to Canary Wharf, Pedestrian Enhancement Works

Canary Wharf Contractors Ltd are carrying out stair and lift renewal works to improve the pedestrian route between Poplar and Canary Wharf.

We anticipate that these works will be completed by early 2021 and we will offer temporary stair and lift services throughout the project.

The refurbishment will mean an increase of 33% in the capacity of the stairs and over 150% of the lifts.


  • Removal of existing lifts and ancillary equipment
  • Demolition of lift shafts and staircases
  • Construction of new 2 meter wide, lit and drained staircases
  • Construction of new steel lift shafts with metal cladding
  • Installation of new 17 person lifts

If you have any questions regarding the works please contact us at