Canary Wharf Area Guide

The Isle of Dogs is a former island in the East End of London that is bounded on three sides (East, South and West) by one of the largest meanders in the River Thames.


The urbanisation of the Isle of Dogs took place in the 19th century following the construction of the West India Docks, which opened in 1802. The south of the isle, opposite Greenwich, was once known as North Greenwich, now applied to the area around the Millennium Dome on the Greenwich Peninsula. The Isle of Dogs is now best known as the location of the prestigious Canary Wharf.


There’s nowhere else in London quite like Canary Wharf – the buildings on a Manhattan-like scale but the waterways are more reminiscent of Amsterdam. At the weekend residents can wind their way to the West End on a river bus. It’s not only bankers that live there – there are media types and a smattering of students too.

Canary Wharf Local Features

Shopping Centre
Financial District
One Canada Square (second tallest building in UK)
Museum Of London Docklands
Billingsgate Fish Market

Canary Wharf Local Schools

Canary Wharf College
Cyril Jackson Primary School
Mayflower Primary School
The Blessed John Roche Roman Catholic Secondary School
George Green’s Secondary School

Canary Wharf Transport Links

Canary Wharf DLR / Underground
South Quay DLR
West India Quay - DLR
Crossharbour and London Arena - DLR
Blackwall DLR