If you’re on the fence about purchasing one of the new flats in Canary Wharf when they go on sale on July 9, we’ve got ten reasons to get your wallet out.
1. You have all the amentites you need on the doorstep
We have gyms (Reebok has the biggest class timetable in London, although as a resident you’ll have your own fitness centre on tap too), a massive Waitrose, swimming pools (even cheap ones over near Crossharbour), the new Everyman Cinema at Crossrail Place, dancing bike action at Psycle, free yoga and classes at Sweaty Betty.
2. Food, coffee and booze
Ok, they are all chains, but they are good chains, dammnit. Within 10 minutes of your new home you could either get a healthy smoothie from Kruger, a silky coffee from Notes, a hearty Italian pasta dish at Jamies or an alfresco cocktail from Parlour.
3. Transport links
Need to go somewhere? Get the DLR to the east of London, Jubilee to central London and west or go one stop on the Jubilee line to Canada Water where the Overground will take you nearly everywhere (in London of course). By 2019 (when the flats are complete) Crossrail will be up and running as well, so that means Heathrow in 30 minutes and trips to the countryside in even less. London City Airport is only a few stops on the DLR too.
We have a lot of boats here, so if you’re a fan of these watery beasts (or just like looking at pretty things) then a flat in Canary Wharf could be ideal.
You can also use a boat as your main type of transport if you so wish. The Thames Clippers offer journeys east and west of Canary Wharf and it’s a great way to see the Thames.
ALSO ONLINE: Check out the first pictures of 10 Park Drive
5. The O2
The second largest (Manchester has taken top spot) arena in the UK is only one stop on the Jubilee line and it’s the most popular venue in the whole world. See acts from all genres – Take That have just finished a series of gigs there and Fleetwood Mac and John Legend are performing in the coming days.
6. Roof Garden
This place is seriously weird when you first go there, but utterly mesmerising once you’ve been there a few minutes. Who else can say their local park is a roof garden with plants from all over the globe atop a train station? No-one, that’s who.
We are very arty here you know. Canary Wharf has one of the largest collections of pubic art in the country and plenty of pop-up exhbitions all around the area throughout the year.
8. River Thames
We are right on the Thames, offering plenty of riverside walks, dining, drinking and general merriment to be had by our capital’s river.
9. Olympic Stadium
The venues where our Olympic stars raced to victory in 2012 is only 10 minutes away on the Jubilee line. The London Aquatics Centre also offers a diving school and an inflatable assault course (surely they allow adults), but also memberships for a very low rate. Then you have tennis, hockey, cycling and lots of free outdoor events.
The security in Canary Wharf is reassuringly high so crime figures are unbelievably low. There’s 24/7 surveillance and it’s hard to imagine an area that’s more thoroughly taken care of.
We kinda want to buy one of those flats ourselves now...