Canary Wharf – More Than Just a Business District
1 February 2021
While Canary Wharf has a reputation for bustling business, local residents will tell you that the area has much more to offer. From the outside looking in, the popular district has a distinctive London landscape due to its array of architectural giants. But, delve deeper and there’s many a gem to discover. We’ve put together a list of the top attractions in the neighbourhood.
Escape from the Urban Jungle
Want to view the panorama from a rooftop jungle? The Canary Wharf Crossrail Roof Gardens offers you the opportunity to take in the city like never before. As part of the £14 billion Crossrail scheme and Canary Wharf Crossrail Station, the free, indoor oasis offers up a rooftop escape to the public. From plants arranged according to their originating hemisphere, to a garden which incorporates a performance space, this hideaway haven is sure to impress.
Become a Culture Vulture
Also based in popular Crossrail Place, the Canary Wharf Everyman Cinema is a venue to channel your cultural passions. The boutique-style cinema offers you the chance to view a mixture of newly released and classic films from the comfort of luxury armchairs and sofas, complete with velour footrests. (Fancy.)
Discover Historical Roots
Historically, the Canary Wharf district was a well-known port, trading produce from the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands. It was only in 1987 that this disused Docklands site was given a new life as a financial district to rival the City of London. Showcasing the prominent history of Canary Wharf is the Museum of London Docklands. Situated in a 200-year-old warehouse, it’s home to significant collections which represent London’s history, from the Roman settlement era to the development of modern-day Canary Wharf.
Immerse Yourself in Calendar-Worthy Events
Canary Wharf and South Quay are the home to a wide spectrum of calendar-worthy events; from ice-skating to open air concerts, there’s always something going on in the busy district. For starters, famous Canada Square hosts a variety of outdoor events all year round, including the London Mural Festival. A short stroll from Canary Wharf, South Quay delivers a broad variety of food markets and vintage fairs to keep your energy levels high. A full programme of forthcoming events can be found here.
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