Category Guides

Welcome to the guides section of Canary Development.

There’s a broad selection of guides to Canary Wharf including:

It also includes blog posts covering commercial buildings in Canary Wharf — such as the new Crossrail Place station, and the worlds tallest Novotel!

If you are looking for information on development in the local area, most of the buildings covered are in the apartments to buy, or apartments to rent sections of this site.

If you would like any additional information about any of the guides — or any specific events covered — please feel free to get in touch.

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…

popcorn and a directors block comparing the best cinemas in canary wharf

A guide to Cinema’s in Canary Wharf

Looking for a date night out, or to take the kids to the cinema? With two permanent cinemas and in Canary Wharf alongside the estate’s pop-up summer screens, there is something for everyone! Everyman Cinema offers a unique experience with…

Chinese food from London’s largest floating restaurant Lotus Chinese Canary Wharf

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,…

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…

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,…

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…

new build flats aspen in canary wharf directly in front of wardian london apartments

Read this before buying a flat in Canary Wharf!

With thousands of new apartments springing up across the Isle of Dogs, this corner of London is seeing a giant influx of residents. As a long-term resident, when I first looked at buying a flat in Canary Wharf I found…

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…

view of canary wharf from greenland docks in surrey quays

10+ things to do in Canary Wharf

While the dockland’s development might have once had a reputation for having little to do, 40 years of regeneration has sparked a wealth of activities. The once empty docks are now a buzzing community and in 2021, there are plenty…

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…