Our school is located in the well-known Skyline Business Village only a minute’s walk from South Quay DLR station and less than 10 minutes from Canary Wharf on the Jubilee Line – close to the financial hub of the capital. The DLR offers good connections to the City, Stratford and London City Airport and the Jubilee Line offers a good service to the West End. Shopping facilities, bars and restaurants are located nearby at Canary Wharf and South Quay.

  • Spacious classrooms
  • Free, high-speed wi-fi
  • Newspapers, magazines and books available for students
  • Free water, tea and coffee
  • Close to major transport links
  • Street food next to the school

We are located at the eastern end of Marsh Wall,  South Quay and Crossharbour are within a few minutes’ walk and the Jubilee Line. Additionally, Crossrail can be accessed at Canary Wharf station (10 minutes walk) and London City Airport is around 15 minutes away by DLR. The location, being close to the A12 & A13 and Blackwall Tunnel, also allows for easy access to the road/motorway network


Canary Wharf is the financial centre in the East End of London. Years of development has allowed the area to provide a first-class environment for living, working, shopping, and leisure. The area is a showcase of modern architectural styles set in the old docklands environment. There are 2 large upmarket shopping centres which provide a wide variety of goods, and there are many bars and restaurants in the area. The focal point of Canary Wharf is the tall, white Canary Wharf Tower that is 50 stories and stands at 770 feet (235 metres) above ground level. Around Canary Wharf Tower there are clusters of other tall buildings which mainly house banking headquarters. The development provides an abundance of well-kept green spaces and is surrounded by water with docks on three sides and the River Thames to the west.


One Canada Square is a 50-storey glass and steel structure with a distinctive pyramid roof. This Cesar Pelli-designed building, constructed at a cost of £525 million, is serviced by 32 elevators and is 100% let to tenants such as Bank of New York Mellon, NatWest Bank and the Trinity Mirror Group. The tower held the record for being the tallest structure in the United Kingdom from 1990 (when it overtook Tower 42 in the City of London) until 2010 (when it was surpassed by The Shard in south London).


Canada Square Park, to the east of One Canada Square, is a grassy area surrounded by trees, restaurants (including The Ivy, Canary Wharf) and pop-up bars. Big-screen tvs are erected here in the summer, so that you can relax on the lawn watching sporting events like the Wimbledon tennis championships. The area also hosts frequent concerts, such as the July 2016 country and western concert ‘Nashville Meets London’. In the winter, the area is converted into an ice-rink for public use.

Cabot Square, to the west of One Canada Square, is dominated by an impressive central fountain and is surrounded by pop-up cafes and restaurants in the summer. This is a great family space to relax and enjoy the summer heat.

Westferry Circus, to the far west of the estate, is a beautiful  garden with stunning plants and hedges in the centre of the eponymous roundabout. You can hardly hear the traffic, and will be wowed by the perfectly cropped grass in the middle of the area. It is a stone’s throw away from the Riverside Plaza Hotel, the Thames, and a number of great waterside restaurants

Finally, Jubilee Park is found to the south of One Canada Square (between the two main entrances to Canary Wharf tube station). Filled with trees, grassy areas and water-features, this is a great place to explore. You might even forget where you are, until you look up.


Placed in the corner of the North Dock is a wonderful museum that covers the history of the Docklands area with 10 permanent galleries. There is also a Victorian reconstruction ‘’Sailortown’. These reconstructions are also topped up with temporary exhibitions. This museum, which is situated in an old warehouse, has a café and restaurant and is a great place to enjoy some food and drinks. There are many events which are great for visitors of all ages which offer talks, gallery tours, and craft activities as well as more unusual events including Christmas craft markets and family raves. Entry is free, and it is open every day!


If you’re in Canary Wharf in the winter time, one of the best places to go to is the ice rink. Set in the backdrop of Canary Wharf’s twinkling towers and enchanting greenery, the ice rink is the perfect place for ice skating in London!


Canary Wharf has two main shopping complexes. The slightly larger Canada Place Shopping Mall runs from Westferry Circus, underneath Canary Wharf and to a large Waitrose and John Lewis store. Jubilee Place Shopping Mall runs from Montgomery Square (where you will find a large M&S Simply Food) to Heron Quays DLR station. Three smaller complexes—Churchill Place, Columbus Courtyard and the new Crossrail Place—mean that Canary Wharf offers well over 200 shops in total.


Canary Wharf offers restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes. For those after an American diner experience, you won’t do much better than the newly opened Big Easy on Crossrail Place. This barbeque and crab shack offers live blues music every night. Or you could try the Manhattan Grill at the London Marriott, offering grain fed black Angus beef from Creekstone Farms in Kansas. Another great option is the Breakfast club, an American diner experience offering classics such as pancakes and bacon, eggs benedict and huevos rancheros before noon. For burgers, you have to check out Five Guys in the Jubilee Place mall!


Fancy some Asian food? The best options are Royal China and Roka. Royal China is set on the Thames and offers great views of passing Thames Clippers and speedboats by day or night (especially from the popular outdoor seating area). Dumplings are a speciality. Another good option is Wagamama, found in Jubilee Place, which offers good value Japanese food and an efficient service.


For British cuisine, we recommend Boisdale, Tom’s Kitchen and the newly refurbished Tea Merchant. Tom’s Kitchen does British favourites and comfort food better than anyone else, using the best seasonal produce. And the Tea Merchant offers good pub food at honest prices.


Finally, Chai Ki, on Crossrail Place, offers good-value modern Indian cuisine at the Toddy Shop Bar and in its trendy restaurant (set lunches and a la carte dining in the evening). We recommend the restaurant’s butter chicken and coconut prawns. On Tuesdays they offer G&Ts for £5 all day.

Another good bet is Havez restaurant, a spin-off of the Taz chain. Found on the waterfront to the south of the main Canary Wharf complex, this joint offers high-class Anatolian cuisine. For a more informal occasion, check out their cafe


The Third Space Canary Wharf is Europe’s largest health club, offering 100,000 square feet of training space.

Its state of the art equipment include cardio, functional, and combat zones; The Yard (London’s largest multi-functional training space, opened in Jan 2019); a 23-metre uv-purified pool; a 13-metre climbing wall, with six auto-belays and 25 routes of between 4+ to 7B (set by the well known climber Steve McClure); a 90-bike cycle studio; and over 200 classes each week.

Other amenities include a spa, offering a full range of beauty, massage, and sports rehabilitation options. Little wonder that this place has been named as Britain’s best gym.

Film buffs will be excited by the Everyman Cinema , located on level -2 of Crossrail Place, which opened in summer 2015. It offers new and classic films in 3 stylish cinemas, kitted out with armchairs and sofas. You’ll also be able to enjoy alcoholic drinks or tasty snacks during the film, delivered direct to your seat. For a more traditional cinema experience, try Cineworld West India Quay.

Billingsgate market is the country’s largest fish market, through which over 25,000 tonnes of fish, crustacean and related products pass each year. The first thing you notice when you arrive is the overpowering smell of fish—please don’t visit if this is going to be a problem. You can then make your way around the shops and stalls to find a bargain on anything from jellied eels to dressed crab, oysters, and lobsters. There’s also a lively café inside, where you can get a strong cup of early morning tea.

Limehouse Marina – head west from the centre of the Canary Wharf complex, through Westferry Circus (noting the immaculately cropped grass en route), and down a large flight of steps until you reach the Thames. Take a right and follow the Thames Path for about five minutes, past a number of restaurants and the Virgin Active sports club on your right-hand side. Collecting water from the Regent’s Canal and the Limehouse Cut, this pretty four-acre marina is flanked by swanky apartments and has a number of interesting small ships and canal boats. The wildlife, including swans, herons, carp, and pike, is pretty good too. We suggest this 30 minute walk as an after-meal stroll. There are a number of good pubs en route for light refreshment.

The Greenwich Foot Tunnel – walk south along the Thames Path from Canary Wharf and then continue south until you hit Island Gardens, a small park at the foot of the Isle of Dogs. You can then cross the Thames using the river’s only foot tunnel, a 1215 foot long tunnel with a diameter of only 9 feet. You emerge at the Cutty Sark and will be able to enjoy the pleasures of Maritime Greenwich, one of London’s world heritage sites