5 exciting offices in Acton - London
Acton is a popular residential area of West London that sits in the London borough of Ealing.
Canary Wharf is one of London’s financial and business hubs, located on the northern edge of the Isle of Dogs in the east London borough of Tower Hamlets. It’s currently home to leading names in the international financial services, legal and business sectors. The UK’s second tallest building, One Canada Square, can be found in Canary Wharf, only beaten by The Shard.
The West India Dock Company operated one of the busiest docks in the world in what’s now known as Canary Wharf. Its central London position allowed goods to travel through the city and on to the rest of the country. The area remained in operation until the 1980s.
After the docks closed in 1980, the Isle of Dogs was granted Urban Enterprise Zone status. This started a period of renovation and redevelopment, which has resulted in it becoming the well-populated business district it is today. Now, Canary Wharf is a key central London location, with its popular marinas, shopping centres, huge variety of restaurants and seasonal ice rink.
UndergroundThe London Underground Jubilee line serves Canary Wharf station. You can travel east to North Greenwich, Canning Town and West Ham, or west to the West End and key transport interchange sites like London Bridge, Waterloo and Baker Street. From these stations, you’ll be able to access National Rail services to take you across the country, as the services from Canary Wharf only offer direct connections to London and Berkshire stations.
OvergroundThe Docklands Light Railway serves several stations in the Canary Wharf area, including Canary Wharf, Heron Quays and South Quay stations. From Canary Wharf, you can travel northbound to Bank in the City district or southbound as far as Lewisham.
WaterThere are lots of Riverboat services in the area that call at Canary Wharf pier. These are the RB1 to North Greenwich eastbound or Tower, London Bridge, Westminster, Blackfriars and Embankment westbound. The RB1X services the same locations plus a limited service to Battersea Power Station, the RB4 crosses the Thames to Nelson Dock, and the RB6 travels towards Putney. Oyster cards can be used on TfL-run riverboat services.
BusLots of London Buses stop near Canary Wharf, including the 135, 277, D3, D7, D8, N277, N550, making it an easy place to travel to and from via bus.
AirLondon City Airport is just three miles from Canary Wharf. It can be reached by road, including on the Lower Lea Crossing (A1020), which is the quickest route at around 12 minutes. However, in peak periods it may take much longer, so it may be easier to access the airport via the Docklands Light Railway. Those looking to travel further afield can travel by train to Heathrow Airport from Paddington station, and Gatwick from London Victoria.
There are 15 gyms within one mile of the Canary Wharf area
Banks and Post Offices
Supermarkets and shopping centres
Canary Wharf is home to more than 120 stores across five shopping malls, including Canada Place, Churchill Place Shopping Mall and Jubilee Place.
The Canada Place shopping centre is located at 1 Canada Square in the ground and lower ground levels, beneath more than 48 floors of office space. Its central location and range of stores make it a popular destination for workers in the area looking for a spot of lunchtime shopping.
There are also plenty of high-end high street stores dotted across the area, including Reiss, The Kooples, Levi’s and TM Lewin, as well as affordable stores like Warehouse and Accessorize.
Instant Offices - 22
Cherryman - 18
CBRE – 11
Knight Frank – 10
Fraser Bond – 8