Located in one of the most exclusive areas in London, Canary Wharf is a modern, 21st-century cutting edge business district surrounded by skyscraper hotels, boutique shops, restaurants, and, of course, the waterside Docklands. This handy guide rounds up the top places to stay in the area and highlights a vast array of different style hotels from luxury and comfort to budget and value for money.
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For the ultimate London getaway, head to this luxurious Marriott Hotel located in the heart of lively Canary Wharf. Complete with a state-of-the-art fitness suite and an excellent Manhattan Grill steakhouse offering fine dining in the most elegant of surroundings, this 5-star hotel has it all. The hotel consists of 301 guest rooms and suites laid out over 12 floors with beautiful views across to the quayside and the illuminated sky-high landmarks. All guest rooms at the Marriott, complete with free WIFI, LCD flat screen TVs and secure safety boxes, offer stylish, contemporary and comfortable accommodation – everything the discerning traveller could possibly wish for!
Located right on the River Thames with stunning waterfront views across to the famous O2 Arena, this stylish and modern hotel offers 4-star luxury and a perfect weekend retreat. With an outdoor covered terrace, bar area, business centre, and spa/sauna, there’s a whole host of onsite amenities on offer for guests to enjoy. All of the New Providence Wharf’s 169 rooms are individually designed and are complete with free WIFI, Samsung Smart TVs/in-room entertainment systems, and spacious en-suite wet rooms. The award-winning onsite restaurant, Scoff & Banter, serves seasonal British dishes and delicious cocktails, providing the perfect place for guests to relax and unwind whilst absorbing the stunning riverside views.
Looking for low-cost accommodation in the cosmopolitan area of London’s Canary Wharf and Docklands? Look no further than Ibis London Docklands, just a few minutes’ walk away from the city’s financial hub and business district. All 87 of the hotel rooms are equipped with air conditioning, flat screen TVs, and complimentary WIFI, and there’s secure parking available. The onsite Foggs Restaurant offers fantastic international cuisine with delightful cocktails being served in the bar area, which is open daily until 12.30am. Breakfast is served in the form of a fantastic all-you-can-eat buffet and is served from as early as 4am right up until 12 noon. The 3-star budget Ibis London Docklands provides guests with a range of modern amenities in a central location at an affordable price.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Docklands Riverside
With stunning views of London’s financial district, this former 17th-century Wharf hotel stands in a fantastic location bordering the River Thames. This 4-star hotel runs an excellent complimentary ferry service across to Canary Wharf along with a connection to the Thames Clippers boat service for a unique trip into central London. All 378 of the DoubleTrees’ rooms and suites are equipped with large desks, laptop safes, flat screen LCD TVs, and offer free WIFI and 24-hour room service, as well as the majority of rooms boasting fantastic city and river views. The onsite Columbia Restaurant serves seasonal produce, and individual barbecues are provided on the pretty outdoor terrace with excellent riverside views. This DoubleTree Hotel offers a relaxing escape for guests looking to stay in the heart of the city but be far enough away from the hustle and bustle to enjoy a quiet night’s sleep!
Situated in a prominent position close to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and a whole host of other iconic landmarks, the Travelodge London Docklands provides visitors with a comfortable stay at an affordable price. 232 of the rooms are fitted with comfy king-size beds, satellite TVs, air conditioning systems, and free WIFI available throughout the hotel. There’s also a bar/lounge and restaurant onsite serving snacks and varied evening meals as well as a range of hot and cold soft and alcoholic drinks. Other onsite amenities include a handy ATM machine and secure, chargeable parking. Within easy reach of the DLR for excellent connections across the city, and less than four miles away from the popular tourist attractions including Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, and historic Greenwich, this 3-star Travelodge offers highly affordable accommodation in a fantastic location.