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Canary Wharf

Never been to Dubai? Sample the ‘skyscrapers meet retail heaven’ experience without hunting for your passport. Everywhere you look it’s clean, smooth, new and highly polished. Read on for more from the leading estate agents Canary Wharf.

Letting & Estate 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.

The Best Estate Agents Canary Wharf

Since Canary Wharf has so much to offer, buying or renting a property there is always a wise decision. Our estate agents in Canary Wharf will not only help you to market and sell your property quickly but even attract potential buyers, negotiate a price, take care of the paperwork and liaise with the solicitor. Approach Franklyn James today and we will suggest the best estate agent according to the type of property you are willing to sell, buy or rent.

 

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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.

 

Even our letting agents in Canary Wharf understand that the needs and issues of every landlord and renter differ and offer bespoke services at the most affordable prices. They have industry presence and can answer all your queries regarding home selling, buying or letting. To discover properties within the catchment area, contact Franklyn James, sales and letting agents in 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

" Franklyn James have rented my properties for many years, and whilst I get approached from many other agencies, I wouldn't go anywhere else. My properties have pretty much zero void periods, rents are paid on time, and their property management team is tip top in terms of response times and service. I used other agencies in the E14 postcode prior to Franklyn James, and am glad I signed up with them (which is now over 10 years ago). The team have been both exceptional and supportive - Lee Alter, Gary Atkins, Joanna Socko (who have been there forever (which is always a very good sign when you choose an agent). Additionally, Kweku Quagraine has been pretty immense managing my properties.
Bottom line, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Franklyn James. Great agency. "

Philip Pataky

DocklandsCanary Wharf estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Gary is an excellent manager, who always helped with various issues that arise during the time we were renting through Franklyn James. We had several things that we wanted to change in the flat and Gary helped to communicate those to landlord and achieve the outcome that was satisfactory for both parties. During the final checkout and deposit return, Gary has quickly settled any remaining questions with the landlord and deposit monies were returned promptly. Thank you very much for all your help! "

Islam Utyagulov

DocklandsCanary Wharf estate & letting agents - testimonial

" I purchased a property through Antony. Throughout the process, Antony was very accommodating and always went the extra mile to ensure I got what I needed. There were complications along the way (out of Franklyn James’ control) and Antony was calm and pragmatic and I can thankfully say kept everyone in the chain happy resulting in me obtaining my dream property. I’ve been in the property a week now and can honestly say Antony that it is even better than I remembered! Thank you so much 😊 "

Ross W

DocklandsCanary Wharf estate & letting agents - testimonial

" My wife and I have been assisted by George; he has been very kind and helpful and managed to find a property matching what we were looking for and very quickly.

He has also been very available and arrange us a last minute viewing outside of his normal working hours.

We definitely recommend him! "

Lorenzo Manzoni

DocklandsCanary Wharf estate & letting agents - testimonial

" We had the pleasure to work with George Ward from Franklyn James and we recommend him one hundred percent. George was extremely professional and helped us find and win the apartment that we were gunning for. He also was very patient with our endless number of queries and always answered them promptly with a smile. "

Malik Siddharth

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