Attractions and Accommodations in London’s Canary Wharf

Southeast London’s Canary Wharf district is part of the Docklands area, a neighbourhood on the banks of the River Thames which once served as the largest port in the world. The series of now-obsolete docks and wharves have been transformed into one of London’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, with residential buildings, shops, restaurants, hotels and tall skyscrapers. Canary Wharf is London’s second-largest financial district and has been dubbed the “Manhattan-on-the-Thames”.

The ExCel exhibition centre is located in the area and is host to large business conventions which bring thousands of people into the district each year. The O2 concert arena is also one of the big attractions in the area, with its state of the art sound and lighting systems and a stellar line-up of entertainers. There are a number of top-rated restaurants in or near Canary Wharf, dozens of shops and boutiques as well as popular nightspots.

London City Airport and the centre of the city are easily accessible by rail, bus and tube, making Canary Wharf a great home base for the businessman or the family on holiday. Canary Wharf hotels are often cheaper than their counterparts in the centre of London, and the district offers enough of its own attractions to keep any visitor entertained, well-fed and well-rested. There are  number of mid-priced chain hotels in Canary Wharf as well as several 5-star luxury hotels. Most offer views of the Thames, the financial district skyline, or both.

One of the better Canary Wharf hotels is the Hilton Canary Wharf. The Hilton provides luxurious accommodations and the kind of hospitality and service that Hilton is legendary for, as well as easy access to all the local sites of interest and transportation options. Book your reservations in advance to take full advantage of the savings on early bookings on rooms. Canary Wharf is the perfect location for your next London visit.

March 24, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Hotels


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