The apartment is located next to the River Thames in Narrow Street, a quiet residential riverside street located very near Canary Wharf with buzzing riverside bars and restaurants, great shopping and a sophisticated arts scene and offers quick and easy transport to the West End, Theatreland and many of London’s major tourist attractions.
There is a fantastic selection of eating places close to the apartment, from international gourmet restaurants such as Royal China and the Gaucho Grill, where you can dine alfresco overlooking the river, to more casual family dining at Zizzi’s, Café Rouge and Carluccio’s, Jamies Italian Kitchen (Jamie Oliver's restaurant). Best of all, in the same street as there apartment there is one of London’s oldest and most atmospheric pubs, The Grapes, frequented by Dickens and now owned by Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellan, who can often be found chatting with his customers in the bar or in the excellent restaurant upstairs. Even nearer is the restaurant run by famous chef Gordon Ramsey.
Canary Wharf itself (10 minutes walk from the apartment) offers a wide selection of mid to up-market fashion stores and eating places, reflecting the needs of the well-paid professionals who work in the area. There are also two up-market food supermarkets (Waitrose and Marks & Spencer) and a John Lewis department store. There is an additional shopping mall (next to the Canary Wharf Jubilee Line underground station) which includes a large food court offering a variety of cuisines.
In addition to the wide selection of shopping and eating opportunities, Canary Wharf also offers many entertainment and cultural events throughout the year. These include free open air concerts and outdoor film screenings in Canada Square during the summer months, ice-skating in the winter and classical concerts. There is a cinema a short walk from the apartment at West India Quay, where the Canary Wharf Museum is also situated and for the next few months, Aristotle Onassis’ yacht the Christina is moored at South Quay, where it is open to the public. It is also an easy commute from Canary Wharf to the state of the art 02 concert venue, where the world’s biggest stars perform.
A 5 minute walk at the end of Narrow Street you will find the Canary Wharf landing stage from where high-speed river buses offer a regular service into central London, passing historic riverside buildings and famous bridges along the way. Major London attractions which can be easily reached via the river bus include The Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, London Aquarium, the London Eye, Borough Market, Southwark Cathedral, St Paul’s Cathedral and Tate Modern. The final stop, Embankment, is less than 10 minutes walk from London’s famous Theatreland, Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery and Whitehall. Going in the other direction on the river bus takes you to beautiful and historic Greenwich, with its Palace, world famous Observatory, National Maritime Museum and Cutty Sark.
Access to the West End of London is also provided by either C2C mainline to Fenchurch Street from Limehouse Station and then change for the District or Central Line or by the Jubilee Line from Canary Wharf (20 minutes to Bond Street) and the DLR (Docklands Light Railway). There are also a large number of “Boris Bikes” for hire at the entrance to the Jubilee Line at Canary Wharf.
The 2012 London Olympics is situated east of Canary Wharf at Stratford (Greenwich for equestrian events). There are quick and easy river bus and train links to the Olympic venues from Canary Wharf.