Canary Wharf Overview
The focal point of Canary Wharf is the tall white Canary Wharf Tower that has 50 stories and stands 770 feet (235 metres) above ground level. Around Canary Wharf Tower there are clustered other tall buildings mainly housing banking headquarters. The development provides abundant well-kept green spaces and is surrounded by water with docks on three sides and the River Thames to the west.
After the docks closed, the British Government adopted policies to stimulate redevelopment of the area, including the creation of the London Docklands Development Corporation in 1981 and the granting of the Urban Enterprise Zone status to the Isle of Dogs in 1982 which has made the area what it is today.
Canary Wharf is full of a variety of activities to do. From museums to ice skating, you’ll always have something to keep yourself entertained!
Museum of London Docklands
This museum which is situated in an old warehouse, has a café and restaurant. There is so many events which are great for visitors of all ages which offer talks, gallery tours, and craft activities as well as more unusual events including Christmas craft markets and family raves.
Entry is free, and it is open every day!
The garden includes a performance space where you could find yourself watching drama, music, dance or spoken word shows.
Ice Rink Canary Wharf
Set to the backdrop of Canary Wharf’s twinkling towers and enchanting greenery, the ice rink is the perfect place for ice skating in London!
One Square Canada
Benefiting from being just a couple of minutes from Westferry Station and just a short walk from Canary Wharf, this is an excellent option for those wishing for life in an expensive part of London but at an affordable price.
Located on the edge of the river Thames, Westferry is ideally located to reach Central London. Canary Wharf is just a short walk away, ideal for shopping or a coffee in one of its cafés overlooking the river. Billingsgate Market and the O2 Arena are just a short trip across the river with its restaurants, entertainment, and world class concert venues.
Rated as one of the best value residences in London, guests staying here receive some great facilities for a very reasonable price. The residence offers a range of rooms including single or twin en suite, rooms with shared facilities and dormitory rooms.
What they say
Really, we are very happy with our room at the residence. James in the residences team has helped us with all aspects of our booking and we would like to say, big thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!Dmitriy and Maria, two students from Russia: Residence booking
“We have been working with London Homestays for over 5 years. With their support, we have managed to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction. We strongly recommend London Homestays to anyone who’s looking for quality, reliability and exceptional customer service.”Alex Fernandes, Accommodation & Visa Compliance Manager, Malvern House London
“Having worked with them since 2013, I can state that London Homestays have always taken care to match our students with suitable host families. They have a very friendly yet professional approach to their work. Our students have enjoyed staying at their homestays. Overall, students say that their host families are attentive and welcoming.”Carl Roberton, Principal, Stafford House School of English
“We at Burlington School have worked with London Homestays since 2014, and I professionally know the team since 2009 when I worked for another company in the education and accommodation industry. Having had the opportunity to work with London Homestays since the company started operations in London, all of the enquiries have been dealt with in a dedicated and timely manner, the team members are customer-oriented and always provide an exceptional accommodation experience to our students. I have no hesitation to recommend London Homestays as excellent accommodation providers and business partners.”Eliane Tomasi, Accommodation & Welfare Officer, Burlington School
“LSC Stanton has been working with London Homestays since 2011 and we are very pleased with the quality of accommodation and service they give to us. We have a good relationship with the team and they are always on hand to deal with any last-minute requests.”Nick Bray, Managing Director, London Study Centre
“Cooperation with London Homestays is always great! We highly appreciate proactive approach and effort to ensure the best possible services for our groups. We always had a great clean accommodation, friendly family and smart local organisers. Students of our groups were satisfied and they enjoyed staying in London very much. We would like to recommend this agency. The whole team is very kind.”Miroslava Foltýnová, Owner, CK Bus Tours
“We offer internships in London to European students and looked for a reliable partner to provide accommodation to our candidates. We have been very happy with the services provided by London Homestays, as have our candidates, as they have always received quickly information on families, the possibility to book a room in a short delay and also a good quality of families. I would recommend without any doubt this agency. The team is very professional, efficient and friendly :). We hope to send new trainees soon!”Stéphanie Frassanito, Program Manager, Work Overseas
“Our school from the Czech Republic has had great experiences with London Homestays. They are one of the only hosting agencies who would accept our very young guests (under 12). The host families were generally welcoming, kind, and accommodating. The service provided by the coordinator Kate O’Connor and other admin staff is second to none.”Kate Powers, Vice Principal for English Studies, Sunny Canadian International School
My homestay host Debra transformed my stay into the most amazing experience of my whole life!Florian, student from Belgium: Homestay booking in Zone 3
My stay with my host family makes my time at UK much more fun and exciting! Life is happening!Bao, student from China: Homestay booking in Zone 4+
It was an amazing experience, I’ve found a new home where I feel as comfortable as I do in my own home!Laura, student from France: Homestay booking in Zone 2
Shanghai Chelsea International Consulting (SCIC) has worked with Home from Home many times and they have provided a very professional service.Chan Sen, Director at Shanghai Chelsea International Consulting
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