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 on reclaimed docklands, this area has been transformed from a derelict wasteland into a modern… Continue reading Is Canary Wharf built on water?

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2022’s Best Chinese Restaurants in Canary Wharf

Like many areas of London, Canary Wharf has a variety of authentic cuisine from across the globe. Food options cover everything from traditional breakfast cafés, to Taiwanese bubble tea! Despite Covid-19, and its exceptionally hard hit to the restaurant industry, there’s also a growing selection of Chinese restaurants in Canary Wharf. These range from the… Continue reading 2022’s Best Chinese Restaurants in Canary Wharf

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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 featuring a Radisson Blu hotel and office complex. Built in multiple phases, between 2003 and… Continue reading New Providence Wharf

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 fish market opened in 1982. It was relocated from the original Billingsgate fish market, located… Continue reading Canary Wharf’s fish market

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Horizon Tower

Last Updated on January 31, 2022 by CanaryDevelopmentAdmin 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 east of the Canary Wharf estate. The… Continue reading Horizon Tower

Things to do with kids in Canary Wharf

Last Updated on January 26, 2022 by CanaryDevelopmentAdmin 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, the influx of residential development has led… Continue reading Things to do with kids in Canary Wharf

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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 plans involve creating a marker building in Canary Wharf, unlocking the waterfront of Middle Dock,… Continue reading 1 Park Place

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 such as 10 George Street, or Herzog de Mueron designed flagship, One Park Drive. In… Continue reading 8 Harbord Square

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 construction of cycle superhighways zig-zagging across London, a mass of cycling parking spaces, and knowledgeable… Continue reading Cycling in Canary Wharf

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2 Trafalgar Way

Last Updated on October 26, 2021 by CanaryDevelopmentAdmin 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 skyscrapers, designed with an intricate sky bridge… Continue reading 2 Trafalgar Way

Canary Wharf ice rink

Last Updated on February 3, 2022 by CanaryDevelopmentAdmin 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 ice rink, London’s skating — and the… Continue reading Canary Wharf ice rink

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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 walls, boxing rings and infinity pools, in this selection of the best gyms in Canary… Continue reading The Best Gyms in Canary Wharf

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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 and Merrill, the apartment complex is centred around a landscaped boulevard with a series of… Continue reading Baltimore Wharf

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 host more free events for the growing number of residents, the group are hosting their… Continue reading Summer Lights festival

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Pop-up Basketball at Canary Wharf

Last Updated on June 10, 2021 by CanaryDevelopmentAdmin New for 2021, a collaboration with artist Yinka Ilori and the Canary Wharf Group brings a public basketball court to the area! In time for this summer’s heatwave, Canary Wharf’s basketball court opened at the end of May. It is the first public basketball court in Canary… Continue reading Pop-up Basketball at Canary Wharf

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A guide to Canary Wharf’s new Amazon Fresh store

Filled with subterranean shopping malls, FinTech companies and driverless trains, tech-packed Canary Wharf continually has one eye on the future. The latest futuristic addition comes in the form of a checkout-less shop — Amazon’s fourth Amazon Fresh Store in the UK. No cash, cards, queuing, or tills required, the entire experience is automated. Simply pick… Continue reading A guide to Canary Wharf’s new Amazon Fresh store

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The Underline — Underneath Canary Wharf’s DLR tracks

Once characterised as being cut-off and difficult to access, the Isle of Dogs public transport network has been transformed over the years. In fact, the Zone 2 location is now one of the most accessible parts of London with multiple forms of public transport: Jubilee line 24 hour bus routes Uber Boat Docklands Light Railway… Continue reading The Underline — Underneath Canary Wharf’s DLR tracks

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The best views of Canary Wharf

The evolution of Canary Wharf since the 1980s has transformed the remnants of the UK’s largest docks into a skyscraper packed peninsula. East London’s most famous skyline is best observed from afar, and there are multiple locations around London to get the perfect shot — or just sit back and take in the view! Here’s… Continue reading The best views of Canary Wharf

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