The Isle of Dogs has flats with all the perks and more affordable prices

Dollar Bar in the Isle of Dogs is ideal for Canary Wharf commuters with prices from £510,000.

The Isle of Dogs is the commercial heart of Docklands. Homes within the Canary Wharf “halo”— a 10-minute walk from the dealing rooms — are the most coveted, yet prices are relatively low by central London standards, so you can buy a swish waterfront flat for less than £500,000, while if you can stretch to £1 million, you can live in a penthouse.

Dollar Bay is one of several new skyscrapers coming to the area. It brings 121 apartments with full-height, glass-walled winter gardens offering panoramic views of Canary Wharf. There will be a 24-hour concierge, sky lounge and gym plus underground parking. Prices from £510,000. Completion due in 2017. Call developer Mount Anvil on 0845 077 9069.

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