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A look at Canary Wharf’s water construction

Is Canary Wharf built on water?

The London skyline is changing. Once dominated by the spires of Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral, the city is now being reshaped by a new generation of skyscrapers. The most striking example of this transformation is Canary Wharf. Built…

Charrington Tower and Ontario Tower behind New Providence Wharf block A-E

New Providence Wharf

New Providence Wharf is the name given to Ballymore’s expansive riverside complex, located a short distance to the northeast of Canary Wharf. The development is centred around two towering blocks — 31-storey Ontario Tower and 43-storey Charrington Tower — also…

Canary Wharf’s billingsgate fish market in front of HSBC tower and One Canada Square

Canary Wharf’s fish market

Billingsgate fish market — sometimes known as Canary Wharf fish market — is not only London’s largest fish market, it’s the largest inland fish market in the UK! Located on the northern edge of the Canary Wharf financial centre, this…

stone cladding showing east and west view from horizons tower

Horizon Tower

Horizon Tower is a two building development a short walk away from Canary Wharf. The development consists of two mid-rise towers, rising to 26 and 7 stories. Designed by RMA architects, the Telford homes development is located to the immediate…

canary wharf with snaking thames boat ride to tower bridge

Things to do with kids in Canary Wharf

There are plenty of things to do in Canary Wharf. But, it’s fair to say that at first glance, the area doesn’t appear particularly child-friendly. Canary Wharf was once solely packed with glistening skyscrapers, corporate offices, and high-end restaurants! However,…

Citigroup and One Canada Square background with new designs for 1 Park Place in the foreground

1 Park Place

The latest designs for One Park Place in Canary Wharf take a dramatic turn from previously accepted plans. Replacing the giant, blocky office buildings of old, Skidmore Owings and Merrill have designed a slender 200 m + residential tower. The ambitious…

8 harbord square located immediately infront of harbord park in wood wharf

8 Harbord Square

Manhattan living comes to the UK! Nestled in the centre of the rapidly expanding Wood Wharf residential district lies 8 Harbord Square. At 12-storeys with brick construction, you might be forgiven for thinking it is overshadowed by its towering neighbours…

cyclists ride through crossrail place bridge in canary wharf

Cycling in Canary Wharf

Embracing public transport and ditching the car, Canary Wharf, alongside the wider Isle of Dogs area, is awash with carshare schemes: public transport hubs, and even E-scooters. But there is one entirely carbon-free way of getting around, cycling! With the…

view of APT architects plans for trafalgar way from blackwall docks

2 Trafalgar Way

McDonald’s in Canary Wharf is back — well, shortly! An ambitious scheme to redevelop the 0.4 hectares, 2 Trafalgar Way site that acts as a gateway to Canary Wharf from Blackwall is finally underway. The approved plans create 3 towering…

canary wharf ice rink with embedded LED lights and overhead display

Canary Wharf ice rink

Pop-up ice rinks with scenic backgrounds of London’s most famous buildings are a family favourite, and arguably the best part of winter in London. From the Natural History museum; to Hampton Court Palace, Tower Bridge, and of course, Canary Wharf’s…

man weightlifting in a boutique canary wharf gym

The Best Gyms in Canary Wharf

As Canary Wharf’s population has grown, the selection of gyms has expanded rapidly! Many new developments already have luxury residents gyms, as a result, standalone gyms have had to up their game and provide significantly more offerings. There are climbing…

baltimore wharf apartments canary wharf

Baltimore Wharf

Overview The Baltimore Wharf apartments were constructed in the first phase of a larger redevelopment known as Baltimore Wharf. The apartments were built by developer Ballymore, with later phases of Baltimore Wharf constructed by Galliard. Designed by architects Skidmore Owings…

kaleidoscope patterns in canary wharf summer lights festival 2021

Summer Lights festival

Arguably the most popular free event hosted by the Canary Wharf Group — the annual Winter Lights Festival — had a muted response this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. With a hot summer forecast, and in a continued drive to…