Canada Water SE16

Canada Water Overview

Living in Canada Water SE16

It is an exciting time to live in Canada Water and this area guide will discover the history, recent developments and more.

If you’re looking for a place to live in Southeast London, the Canada Water area should be at the top of your list. This vibrant community offers residents a variety of housing options, excellent schools, and transportation links, and plenty of opportunities for recreation and leisure. Let’s take a closer look at what Canada Water has to offer.


History of Canada Water

Canada Water was once known as Canada Dock. In the 80s, redevelopment of the area started to take shape with the Surrey Quays shopping centre covering most of the area. The south yard was intended to house a cinema, bowling, and restaurants but later plans were determined to be too expensive.

In 1999 the Canada Water Station opened providing connection to the East London line and the Jubilee line. Investor interest began to peak. Since 2013, Canada Water has become a thriving community with a mixture of people living and working there. The Canada Water masterplan, drawn up by Allies and Morrison, envisages a mixed-use development comprising homes, offices, shops, and restaurants around two new public squares. The masterplan was approved in 2019.


Homes in Canada Water

Housing in Canada Water ranges from apartments and townhouses to single-family homes. There is something for everyone, and property values continue to rise as more people discover this wonderful neighbourhood. Schools in the area are some of the best in London, and students have access to a wide range of programs and extracurricular activities.

Surrey Water

Surrey Water – Canada Water SE16

Recent Construction in Canada Water

Recent developments in the area are creating interest for homeowners, buyers, and investors. One of the most noteworthy developments is the Canada Water Masterplan by British Land. This plan includes the construction of work/live studios, new housing (including affordable options), and restaurants. A new campus co-founded by King’s College and Arizona State University is also opening making the area more and more popular within international students that are choosing Canada Water as their home. With this influx of amenities, Canada Water is sure to become even more attractive for locals and visitors alike.


Getting Around in Canada Water

Transportation is also convenient, with several bus routes and the Canada Water underground station, which makes it easy for residents to get around. You will find Surrey Dock Farm and the Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, that will be soon revamped, two local favorites . Not to mention the iconic Canada Water Library that has been for years an excellent community amenity. There is also a wide variety of shops and restaurants in the area, including some outstanding pubs.

Canada Water Station

Canada Water underground station

Places to Eat in Canada Water

Looking for somewhere tasty to eat? Check out one of these six restaurants in Canada Water: The Canada Water Café, The Yellow House, The Old Salt Quay, Leadbelly’s, Mouse Tail Café, the Ship & Whale Pub


Canada Water Parks

Russia Dock Woodland and Stave Hill Ecological Park make together 40 acres of publically accessible green landscape. From a pic-nic with frineds to a bycle ride or a run, Canada Water is one of the most green London’s neighbourhoods. Not to mention the pictoresque Greenland Dock and South Dock Marina.


Schools in Canada Water

You will find a several outstanding nursery and primary schools in Canada Water and sourranding areas. Here is our current list:

Little Me Day Nursery

Galaxy Explorers Day Nursery

Zeeba Daycare

Albion Primary School

Alfred Salter Primary School

Peter Hills with St Mary’s and St Paul’s Primary School

Redriff Primary School


Buy, Rent, Let or Sell Properties in Canada Water

Alex and Matteo Estate Agents are your Canada Water property experts. Whether you are looking to buy or rent, sell or let property in Canada Water, or surrounding areas Alex and Matteo are happy to answer your real estate questions and provide a free property valuation or market appraisal.

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