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One Canada Square (Canary Wharf Tower)

Enjoy views of the boats in this dockland area while visiting one of the tallest structures in the U.K.’s capital city.

One Canada Square is an iconic skyscraper and one of the tallest and most important towers in London. Reaching a height of 770 feet (235 meters), its pyramid-shaped roof and flashing aircraft warning light can be seen from across the city. On a clear day, the structure as well as the surrounding commercial high-rises, can even be seen from the summit of Parliament Hill in Hampstead Heath park in northwest London. People-watch from the docklands for a glimpse into the hectic and vibrant setting of one of London’s leading business and financial hubs.

Find out about the construction and history of the building before you go. The building was constructed in 1991 and was based on New York’s Brookfield Place, formerly the World Financial Center. Though it once had an observation deck on its top floor, this was closed after a few months due to security concerns. Hear how the Shard usurped its position as the tallest skyscraper in London in 2012.

The building is primarily made up of office space, although the basement has a commercial area. Stroll alongside business types in the shopping center and browse the upscale products for sale. The building has 50 floors in total, but all levels above the lobby are offices and remain off-limits to the public.

Enter the lobby and admire the elegant use of marble and stained glass in the décor. A four-piece sculpture by British artist Keith Milow sits beside the staircases leading down to the basement.

Relax with snacks and refreshments at the One Canada Square Restaurant. During the week, the space is a popular setting for business meetings between suited finance workers. Overlooking the adjacent Canada Square Park is the glass Park Pavilion structure, which houses more restaurants. Temporary public art installations can occasionally be seen in the park, lobby and surrounding areas of Canary Wharf.

One Canada Square is in the business district of Canary Wharf in east London. Ride the London Underground or Docklands Light Railway to the modern Canary Wharf Station beside the skyscraper. Alternative methods of transport include buses and taxis.


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Britannia The International Hotel London, Canary Wharf NZ$93
Britannia The International Hotel London, Canary Wharf

Britannia The International Hotel London, Canary Wharf

Marsh Wall, London, England
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Canary Wharf, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Financial District, O2 Arena and Tower Bridge. Brick Lane is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away. South Quay Station is 5 minutes by foot and Heron Quays Station is 6 minutes.

    Hilton London Canary Wharf NZ$188
    Hilton London Canary Wharf

    Hilton London Canary Wharf

    South Quay, Marsh Wall, London, England
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Canary Wharf, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of O2 Arena, Tower Bridge and Excel Exhibition Centre. Financial District and Brick Lane are also within 3 miles (5 km). South Quay Station and Heron Quays Station are within a 5-minute walk.

      Point A Hotel - London, Canary Wharf NZ$96
      Point A Hotel - London, Canary Wharf

      Point A Hotel - London, Canary Wharf

      1B Hertsmere Road West, London, England
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Canary Wharf, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Museum of London Docklands, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Emirates Air Line Royal Docks Station and Cutty Sark. Tower Bridge and O2 Arena are also within 3 mi (5 km). West India Quay Station is only a 4-minute walk and Westferry Station is 5 minutes.

        Lansbury Heritage Hotel NZ$190
        Lansbury Heritage Hotel

        Lansbury Heritage Hotel

        117 Poplar High Street, London, England
           
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Canary Wharf, this luxury hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of O2 Arena, Excel Exhibition Centre and London Stadium. Tower Bridge and The Gherkin are also within 3 miles (5 km). All Saints Station is 5 minutes by foot and West India Quay Station is 8 minutes.

          Novotel London Canary Wharf Hotel
          Novotel London Canary Wharf Hotel

          Novotel London Canary Wharf Hotel

          40 Marsh Wall, London, England
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Canary Wharf, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Financial District, Tower Bridge and O2 Arena. Tower of London and Brick Lane are also within 3 miles (5 km). South Quay Station is only a 5-minute walk and Heron Quays Station is 6 minutes.

            Absolute Pleasure Yacht NZ$374
            Absolute Pleasure Yacht

            Absolute Pleasure Yacht

            Behind Hertsmere Rd West India Quay, Tower Hamlets, London, England
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Canary Wharf, this houseboat is within 3 miles (5 km) of Brick Lane, O2 Arena and Tower Bridge. Excel Exhibition Centre and The Gherkin are also within 3 miles (5 km). West India Quay Station is only a 2-minute walk and Canary Wharf DLR Station is 5 minutes.

              Phoenix Heights By Bridgestreet
              Phoenix Heights By Bridgestreet

              Phoenix Heights By Bridgestreet

              4 Mastmaker Road, London, England
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Canary Wharf, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Financial District, O2 Arena and Tower Bridge. Brick Lane is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) away. South Quay Station is only a 3-minute walk and Heron Quays Station is 6 minutes.

                London Marriott Hotel Canary Wharf NZ$259
                London Marriott Hotel Canary Wharf

                London Marriott Hotel Canary Wharf

                22 Hertsmere Road, Canary Wharf, London, England
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Canary Wharf, this luxury hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Brick Lane, O2 Arena and Tower Bridge. Excel Exhibition Centre and The Gherkin are also within 3 miles (5 km). West India Quay Station is only a 2-minute walk and Poplar Station is 6 minutes.