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Canary Wharf

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Estate & letting agents Canary Wharf

At Franklyn James we believe in no half measures, we are transparent in how we do business, committed to achieving your goals, and we take pride in every element of our work. If you’re thinking of selling, letting, or using property management across the Canary Wharf area, let us be frank, you need Franklyn James.

Canary Wharf is a key financial district and the home of many international businesses, including Barclays, Credit Suisse, HSBC, Morgan Stanley and J. P. Morgan. The area was once one of the busiest docks in the world. Built in 1936 for Fruit Lines Ltd, who imported fruit from the Mediterranean and Canaries, the company requested that their berth be changed from No 32 West Wood Quay and renamed Canary Wharf. Over the last 50 years Canary Wharf has been completely transformed and the arrival of the Elizabeth Line (formerly Crossrail) will significantly reduce travel times to the rest of London and beyond.

Together with the commercial skyscrapers, Canary Wharf is also bristling with a wealth of new luxury residential developments, including Lincoln Plaza, Pan Peninsula and Providence Tower. One Canada Square originally held the record for being the tallest UK building, at 770 feet, until The Shard was completed, which stands at a jaw-dropping 1,016 feet. Since it is primarily a commercial hub, the weekday population look much more business-like than the weekend visitors, who are drawn to the hundreds of cafes, restaurants and the three huge retail centres.

Fulfilling your lifestyle aspirations…

Discover more about the history of the area at The Museum of London Docklands, which houses a large collection of pictures displayed in 12 galleries, together with numerous historical artefacts. The museum hosts a number of talks and events, as well as interactive educational sessions for children. Billingsgate Market is also nearby and is the place to find the delicacies of the sea, as it is the largest inland fish market in the UK. With over 40 merchants selling produce from both our own coast and overseas, it even has its own seafood training school.

 

Boisdale of Canary Wharf enjoys the ideal setting overlooking Cabot Square, and offers much more than initially meets the eye. The restaurant, which boasts Jools Holland as its Patron of Music, hosts live music every day of the week, with a musical programme consisting of jazz, blues and soul. Set over two floors, you’ll find The Whiskey Bar, The Cigar Terrace, The Oyster Bar & Grill and even a 16 square metre walk-in humidor in The Cuban Cigar Library & Shop.

The Canary Wharf retail centre mixes designer labels, such as luxury lifestyle brand Aspinal of London and British fashion house L. K. Bennett, with smaller boutiques. Within its 120 shops you can find anything and everything; from jewellery at Tiffany & Co to your weekly shop at Marks & Spencer Simply Food, or even a wedding dress at Les Trois Soeurs.

Getting around

The Jubilee Line serves Canary Wharf (Zone 2), from where you can get to London Bridge in approx. 6 minutes, and Bond Street in around 12 minutes. You can also access the DLR (Zone 2) from Canary Wharf, or take the following bus routes: D3, D7, D8, 135, 277 and N550. The Thames Clipper River Bus can take you from Waterloo to Canary Wharf in around 30 minutes and Woolwich to Canary Wharf in about 23 minutes.

Families will love

The Idea Store at Canary Wharf was the fourth of its kind to open in the borough.  As well as providing the traditional library services, it also runs a Story Time for preschool children, Book Club for children just beginning to read, Art Club, Homework Club, Teenage Book Club and also a Dads’ Club.

There are many good schools in and around Canary Wharf, including the following; Bygrove Primary School, Canary Wharf College, Cyril Jackson Primary School, Manorfield Primary School, and Stephen Hawking School. To discover properties within the catchment area, contact Franklyn James, sales and letting agents Canary Wharf.

Local amenities around Canary Wharf

  • Jamie's Italian
  • Idea Store
  • St Peter's Barge floating church
  • Virgin Active Health Club
  • Everyman Cinema
  • The White Company
  • Museum of London Docklands
  • Jubilee Park

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DocklandsCanary Wharf estate & letting agents - testimonial

" On the night of the viewing i was unable to locate the property due to my GPS playing up. However Nicholas located me, arranged a meeting point and drove me to the apartment! Nicholas was friendly and professional. Certainly recommend to others. "

KSApril, 2018

DocklandsCanary Wharf estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Stephanie provided a professional service through out the whole process. She kept updated with everything that was going on. Will recommend to others. "

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DocklandsCanary Wharf estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Stephanie was very helpful and she was constantly keeping us informed about the sale of our building. She's reliable, punctual, professional and eager to assist. "

GraceApril, 2018

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" Antony was friendly, helpful and efficient. I couldn't fault the service we received and would happily recommend him to other prospective tenants. "

AMApril, 2018

DocklandsCanary Wharf estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Antony is very kind and friendly to solve the issues we faced during the property renting. With his help, we rented a satisfactory flat and everything goes well. Thanks to Antony. "

WenApril, 2018

DocklandsCanary Wharf estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Nicholas was incredibly helpful,efficient and easy to work with. I would definitely ask for his help in the future and mention him to others. "

NatashaMarch, 2018

DocklandsCanary Wharf estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Nicholas has been very professional and friendly. A big thank you for him for answering all my inquiries promptly and even - after a few last minute changes - sacrificing his Sunday morning and driving over to give me the keys to my new flat. Fantastic service, I would recommend him to anyone looking for a new place. "

Captain DashenkaFebruary, 2018

DocklandsCanary Wharf estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Stephanie helped us to sell the property, Her professional and reliable service was pretty impressive, and always on the ball kept me informed every movement that was very helpful. "

CarolJanuary, 2018

DocklandsCanary Wharf estate & letting agents - testimonial

" It was a first purchase in UK. Stephanie was always available to assist and answer our queries. The process took longer than expected but was smooth and this was helped along by Stephanie. I would recommend Stephanie and this agency from my experience. "

Carole & FloNovember, 2017

DocklandsCanary Wharf estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Stephanie helped us on our house purchase. During the course of purchase, she was very helpful, professional. She was always available to assist and answer my queries or queries. We are very happy to have her as our agent, and I would definitely recommend this agent. "

URSOctober, 2017