The tranquility of waterside living…
With its unique location on the world’s prime meridian, Zero Longitude is well placed to drink in the fantastic vistas of the River Thames and the Greenwich Peninsula.
The world’s clocks all tick ahead or behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), a standard which runs along the Prime Meridian – at Zero Degrees Longitude.
1. Thames Path
2. Canary Wharf
3. Canada Water
4. West India Quay
5. Reuters Building
6. Zero Longitude, Prime Meridian Walk, E14
7. Trinity Buoy Wharf
…the perfect antidote to a busy day
Spoilt for choice
Retailers at Canary Wharf include:
- Bang & Olufsen
- Barbour International
- Browns London
- Church’s English Shoes
- French Connection
- Hotel Chocolat
- Kurt Geiger
- Karen Millen
- Tiffany & Co
London is a shopper’s paradise and those in search of some local retail therapy can head to Canary Wharf, a seven-minute train ride from East India DLR, Zero Longitude’s local DLR station. As well as being the financial epicentre of East London, Canary Wharf offers a first-class shopping experience with its large upmarket shopping mall, home to over a hundred fashion boutiques. When Crossrail services commence at Canary Wharf, fashionistas can head over to Bond Street and its world-renowned range of luxury designer stores in just thirteen minutes.
If an even bigger shopping Mecca than Canary Wharf is in order, then less than ten minutes from East India Station in the other direction is Stratford, the home of Westfield, one of Europe’s largest urban shopping malls and a magnet for shoppers in search of every conceivable brand.
Lovers of all things vintage should head across the Thames to popular Greenwich Market for an altogether more BoHo experience.
You really are spoilt for choice living at Zero Longitude. Built alongside the River Thames, so close to many of London’s fantastic attractions, it’s easy to work, rest and play at Zero Longitude. The development is close to the buzz of Canary Wharf and the limitless possibilities for a great night out at the O2.
Entertainment and leisure
At West India Quay, only six minutes away on the DLR from East India Station, there is a state-of-the-art health club run by LA Fitness, a large multiplex cinema and a great range of eateries offering plenty of post-exercise leisure options. During the day, the Museum of London Docklands, housed in an original 1800s building designed to hold imported sugar, rum and coffee, tells the fascinating story of London’s trading history.
Only a few minutes’ walk from your door, the once derelict Trinity Buoy Wharf has become a thriving centre for the arts and creative industries. One of its most remarkable features is Container City TM an innovative project that has created affordable work spaces made entirely from disused containers, where regular cultural events such as art exhibitions are held. The area is also home to The Chainstore Parkour Academy, the UK’s first and only dedicated parkour/freerunning centre, offering a range of classes to the public.
Virgin Active’s popular Canary Riverside Health Club lets you sweat it out in a range of fitness classes, make use of the well- equipped gym or enjoy a swim whilst taking in the beautiful view of the Thames. For winter activities, Canary Wharf is also home to an 1,100sqm ice rink, featuring a beautiful skate path decorated with fairy-lit trees.
Art aficionados may be interested to hear that the area has one of the UK’s largest collections of public art, including work by leading artists and designers and a year-round rotating exhibition programme. All are free to view.
A quick five minute train journey will take you to the O2, one of London’s most-visited landmarks. For a more scenic trip across the Thames, catch the Emirates Air Line cable car from nearby Royal Docks direct to the venue. Here, thrill seekers will enjoy the O2 roof walk, an uplifting 90-minute expedition across the top of the world’s most popular entertainment venue. If you have less of a head for heights, venture inside where you can watch a blockbuster on Europe’s biggest 3D cinema screen at Cineworld, score a strike at the Brooklyn Bowl, catch an exciting sporting event or see an international superstar perform live at the O2 arena. There is also a large selection of restaurants and bars for pre- or post-gig refreshments.
The Chainstore Parkour Academy is the perfect place to learn the art of movement and to get strong, fit, fast and agile.
A culinary adventure
At Zero Longitude, you are surrounded by fantastic dining options serving some of the Capital’s best cuisine. An amazing selection at Canary Wharf will suit all tastes. The Boisdale serves up the best of traditional British cuisine accompanied by live jazz, blues and soul on the biggest jazz stage in London. It also houses the world’s largest whisky bar to complement its cigar terrace and in-house cigar shop.
For something slightly more exotic, award-winning Roka serves up contemporary Japanese robatayaki cuisine in relaxed and elegant surroundings overlooking Canada Square, with Canary Wharf’s dramatic city skyline as its impressive backdrop.
Those in search of something family- friendly should head for Jamie’s Italian, operated by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and his Italian mentor Gennaro Contaldo, with its award-winning children’s menu.
Once a thriving dock, West India Quay now features a great range of eateries. Strada serves up freshly-prepared seasonal dishes and makes an ideal venue for a quick lunch or more leisurely dinner, whilst Browns specialises in more classic dishes. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, pre-theatre or dinner menus, for business or pleasure, they’re sure to oblige.
In nearby Wapping, Bottega Wapping delivers delicious Italian cuisine with a twist. It also has a bakery where you can watch the chefs making fresh egg pasta and authentic Italian breads, which are all sold in the mouth-watering in-house deli.
A short hop across the river at the O2, you can dine at Gaucho, a popular Argentinian restaurant renowned for its prime Argentinian steaks, which also features a spacious cocktail lounge. Whilst on a carnivorous theme, Byron serves up some of the best hamburgers in the UK.
Limehouse has delicious pub fare at Gordon Ramsay’s The Narrow and riverside favourite The Grapes, which was established in 1583 and is now owned by beloved Briton Sir Ian McKellen. Limehouse is also host to La Figa (sister restaurant to Wapping’s Il Bordello) for amazing authentic Italian cuisine.
From 2018 Canary Wharf will be one of the largest Crossrail stations in the UK.
Like the nearby Canary Wharf tube station, the new Crossrail station will be built in the dock water area and includes plans for 100,000 sqft of retail space over six storeys.
From this station you will be able to get to Bond Street in 13 minutes and Heathrow Airport in 39 minutes.
- Canary Wharf
- 7 mins
- North Greenwich
- 11 mins
- 12 mins
- Bond Street
- 13 mins
- Westfield Stratford
- 10 mins
- Liverpool Street
- 21 mins
- 21 mins walk
- Barclays Cycle Hire
- 2 mins
10 Prime Meridian Walk
(Sat nav postcode E14 2AB)