Living in Canning Town area information and guide

Canning Town area overview

Canning Town in inner east London is one of the areas of the Docklands which has been transformed dramatically in the last few decades. It is very well connected with a tube station on the Jubilee line and surrounded by and increasingly characterised by shiny new build developments. It is attracting more and more young professionals who want a fast commute but currently the local population is still amongst the most deprived areas in the UK and many residents suffer from poor health, low education and poverty.

In the 70's Canning Town was home to the Bridge House, a pub which hosted iconic bands like The Bridge House, a public house named for the 1887 Iron Bridge, was at 23 Barking Road'“ now demolished. The venue operated during the 1970s and 1980s and was host to The Police, Depeche Mode and Iron Maiden. It was demolished but a new venue called The Bridge House2 has opened in Bidder Street, so Canning Town could be the once and future king of rock.

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Key statistics for
Canning Town E16

Rentonomy Ratings1
Shopping & Leisure:
£ £ £ £ £
People Profile1
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Re Housed Migrants
< 20 years old
Nigeria, Bangladesh, Republic of Ireland
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Canning Town?

Canning Town contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • West Canning Town and Royal Victoria Dock (E16 1)
  • Silvertown (E16 2)
  • Canning Town (E16 3)
  • East Bromley (E16 4)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Canning Town

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
Royal Albert
Bank (21 min)
Prince Regent
Bank (18 min)
London City Airport
Bank (21 min)
Beckton Park
Bank (21 min)
Pontoon Dock
Bank (19 min)
Custom House
Bank (17 min)
Bank (26 min)
West Silvertown
Bank (17 min)
Bank (22 min)
Royal Victoria
Bank (16 min)
King George V
Bank (23 min)
Gallions Reach
Bank (24 min)
Woolwich Dockyard
London Bridge (19 min)
Canning Town
Bond Street (23 min)
London Bridge (16 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: < 20 years old
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 69
60 - 74
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Nigeria


22% of non-UK born population


9% of non-UK born population

Republic of Ireland

6% of non-UK born population

Type: Re Housed Migrants

This part of London is dominated by people from diverse ethnic backgrounds surviving in low standard small flats mostly rented from the council.

Source: Experian

Places in the local area

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