Docklands is the most sought-after area to rent a home in London, according to the latest data from Zoopla.

The area, which encompasses Canary Wharf, the Isle of Dogs and major financial institutions, was the most searched rental location on Zoopla during the past 12 months.

Annabel Dixon, spokesperson for Zoopla, said: “It’s perhaps no surprise that Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs has been highlighted as a popular choice for London renters.

“While the area has long been associated with gleaming office towers, it’s now buzzing with new restaurants, bars, shops and homes, transforming it into a sought-after destination to live as well as work.”

The district of Paddington and Bayswater was the second most popular location, with the SE1 postcode, which includes the South Bank, Bankside and Bermondsey and Waterloo, the third most popular location.