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Canning town is an area located in East London and is situated close to the former London docks, to the north of the River Thames. The area is currently undergoing significant regeneration to transform the area socially, physically and economically, which includes the building of up to 10,000 new homes, 2 improved town centres and the creation of thousands of new jobs as well as brand new office developments. Within walking distance of Canning Town tube station you will find an eclectic mix of shops and internet cafes along with a town library and a number of diverse restaurants and tea rooms serving everything from light bites to three-course meals.
Setting up your business here
As well as the close proximity to the O2 Arena, which is just a 15 minute walk away from the town centre, Canning Town is also able to offer a number of outstanding newly built office spaces with views over the docks and the River Thames. Networking opportunities are abundant thanks to the area being home to a number of businesses including Vive Designs, a bespoke website design company; Basic Bond Financial consulting, offering business loans and Bizint Business, a marketing solutions company. Travelling in and around the area couldn’t be easier due to the convenience of both the underground and DLR, in addition to an excellent bus service. Some of the most popular journeys are made between Canning Town and the ExCel Exhibition Centre, as well as London City airport and the West End. However, if you would prefer to drive in to the area then there are many convenient and secure car parks for you to use.
Things to do in Canning Town
With a large variety of entertainment on your doorstep, you will never be short of something to do in Canning town. Whether you are hoping to find a restaurant to entertain a client or a vibrant bar to let your hair down after work, there will be somewhere that caters for you. After taking in a comedy show at Indig02 or listening to a live band at WM Jazz you can explore the variety of cuisines on offer, including Yi Ban on Dockside Road which serves traditional Chinese cuisine in its minimalist restaurant; or for something with a modern touch you could try the restaurant and bar at the Aloft London Excel. Finding somewhere to have a drink can be just as easy with bars such as 02 Blueroom and the Fox at Connaught serving a variety of beverages from cocktails to speciality beers. For those individuals who would prefer to work off a bit of steam on your lunch hour of after work there are a variety of fitness centres to choose from including a number of pay-as-you-go gyms.