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London Experts - Is Canary Wharf too far away from central London?

Old Jan 29th, 2010, 09:10 PM
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London Experts - Is Canary Wharf too far away from central London?

We (family of 5) will be in London for 4 days (3.5 to be exact if I discount the time of confusion the first day). I am getting several good quotes for apartments in Canary Wharf area. Is it too far out from Central London?

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Old Jan 29th, 2010, 09:33 PM
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That is for you to decide -- the tube from Canary Wharf to Piccadilly Circus in the center will take 25-30 mins. About the same to South Kensington for the museums.
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Old Jan 30th, 2010, 12:58 AM
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Quite. Fine for those of us who live there, but it's up to you whether the commuting is tolerable. Bear in mind, by the way, that flats described as "Canary Wharf" may be some way from the tube or DLR station, and you might need to add on a bus ride to get there. Also, there are a lot of new developments where people are "buying to let": some of these may be on not particularly residential areas, which would be fine for time-poor and cash-rich workaholics in the finance businesses in Canary Wharf (they just eat out and live in taxis), but not for visiting families.

If you've some specific addresses I could advise further.
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Old Jan 30th, 2010, 01:24 AM
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Hi junk4rp, I don't profess to be a London expert but we too were initially seduced by great prices in Canary Wharf last year and eventually decided it was a little too isolated from the other action.
Have you looked at http://www.dolphinsquare.co.uk/house/ - we stayed there and were extremely happy with location, price and the apartment itself.
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Thank you . ozgirl. I had lost the link to Dolphin Square and couldn't remember the name. Their prices are very reasonable for what you get
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Old Jan 30th, 2010, 03:18 AM
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No worries avalon, we thought they were great.
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Old Jan 30th, 2010, 03:21 AM
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Wouldn't be my first choice - or 2nd or 3rd or 4th. It would have to be a REALLY good price to get me to stay there as it's just too much of a hassle getting anywhere
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Old Jan 30th, 2010, 03:29 AM
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It's not so far out, but it's pretty souless
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Old Jan 30th, 2010, 04:15 AM
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There's the jubilee line which will take you into the centre in about 15 minutes.

There's also about a gazillion buses. Plus the DLR to Bank

So getting to and from isn't really a problem (although at rush hour it's horribly crowded). But after about 9pm it's a desert - people go there to work and not many live there.

Patrick of this Parish lives near there I think.

I wouldn't pick it unless it's really cheap. (and watch out for the actual address - the places around the Excel call themselves Canary Wharf and are right holes.)
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Old Jan 30th, 2010, 07:50 AM
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All, thanks a lot for your feedback. That puts my temptations to rest. It is not really extraordinarily cheap. It is a 200/300 GBP less. I guess I have to bite the bullet put a few hundred dollars more for London stay.

BTW, I am hearing Kensington/Chelsea is a pretty good area? Is that correct. What are the other area which is pretty good for London?

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Old Jan 30th, 2010, 08:13 AM
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@ozgirl: Looks like there is nothing available at Dolphin House for my travel dates

Still looking, if you have suggestion, will be glad to use.

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