I was wondering where employees live if they work in Canary Wharf, London. It seems to me that the nicer areas of London are in the West and a lot of the areas close to Canary Wharf are not so nice. Therefore I was wondering where do analyst and associates live in London (ie closest tube stop) and how long does it take you to get to work? Also do you think the new Elizabeth tube line will change where people live due to faster speeds to canary wharf?
London Places to Live
For those going to work in London, our users shared some advice about where to live in the city. Users recommended Canary Wharf, Stratford, and London Bridge.
Most analysts / associates live in flat shares close to Canary Wharf. There are tons of new apartment buildings around South Quay and Crossharbour DLR stations. West London may be nicer but you won't have enough time to enjoy your flat anyway and the commute + extremely high rent will kill you.
User @ThrowawayCactus shared:
I know some that live in Stratford. New specced out, high-rise apartments right near the Tube station. (DLR/Jubilee) Rent is affordable, and you're right near Westfield. But if you walk in any direction for 10 minutes or so, it's not the greatest neighborhood. Door to door it takes about 20 minutes or less.
But it's true. Because you spend the majority of time in the office, where you live and the location kind of become irrelevant. The time of your commute becomes the critical factor.
If you want somewhere with slightly more going on than Canary Wharf, London Bridge can be a good option, it's a good area with a fair bit going on (Jubilee Line)/ Alternatively I know a few that use overground/DLR from Shoreditch High St also, but your commute gets longer, and it's not as 'nice'.
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