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A guide to Canada Water

Canada Water is only two stops from famous London Bridge and the likes of Surrey Docks, Greenwich, Borough Market, Canary Wharf and Shoreditch are within easy reach. But there are plenty of amenities in the local area to keep TEDI-London students occupied outside of the engineering lab! Here are some of our favourites:

Brunel Museum photo


Learn about a local engineering family that changed the world at the Brunel Museum, catch a play at the Canada Water Theatre, or experience the immersive world of Phantom Peak.

Brunel Museum 

Phantom Peak

Canada Water Theatre and Library 

The Odeon cinema Surrey Quays 


Photo credit: Ewan Munro

Green space

You may think an area on the docklands would be short of green space but Canada Water is in fact home to a lovely recreational park, nature reserve, woodland and there’s even a farm in nearby Surrey Quays! Perfect for a walk, to relax, or meet friends.

Russia Dock Woodland 

Stave Hill Ecological Park 

Southwark Park 

Surrey Docks Farm

Lavender Pond


Photo credit: Matt Brown


For the foodies and caffeine lovers – there are lovely independent cafes and restaurants in walking distance to campus offering a range of cuisines.

Mouse tail coffee 

Canada Water Café  

Pacific Tavern (next to campus)

MakeMake coffee (at Surrey Quays station)

Wolfy’s Bar

Leaf and Bean 

The Pizza Room 

The Yellow House  

Cafe Mama Pho 

Pubs and bars

Enjoy cosy pubs right on the water and lively bars.

The Ship and Whale

Pacific Tavern (next to campus)

Leadbelly’s Bar & Kitchen

The Mayflower (one of the oldest pubs in London!)

The Salt Quay 

The Blacksmiths arms 

The Angel 

The Midnight Apothecary

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