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
Price:
Transport:
Shopping & Leisure:
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People Profile1
Type:
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
DLR
Bank (21 min)
Prince Regent
DLR
Bank (18 min)
London City Airport
DLR
Bank (21 min)
Beckton Park
DLR
Bank (21 min)
Pontoon Dock
DLR
Bank (19 min)
Custom House
DLR
Bank (17 min)
Beckton
DLR
Bank (26 min)
West Silvertown
DLR
Bank (17 min)
Cyprus
DLR
Bank (22 min)
Royal Victoria
DLR
Bank (16 min)
King George V
DLR
Bank (23 min)
Gallions Reach
DLR
Bank (24 min)
Woolwich Dockyard
Southeastern
London Bridge (19 min)
Canning Town
Jubilee
DLR
Bond Street (23 min)
Charlton
Southeastern
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
 
20 - 29
 
30 - 39
 
40 - 49
 
50 - 69
 
60 - 74
 
75+
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Nigeria

Nigeria

22% of non-UK born population

Bangladesh

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

We've teamed up with Greatlittleplace.com to help you discover some local treasures in this area, from great bars and restaurants, to open spaces, shops and markets.

This map shows the main points for the following locations:

Pubs & Bars
Restaurants & Cafes
Open spaces
Shops & Markets

New local treasures added regularly so keep popping back!

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