The Canary Wharf estate has quite literally been reclaimed from the water. While transport links have improved massively — pedestrian links north and south to the estate have fallen behind. A new bridge aims to address this, spanning across Middle Dock and helping to improve pedestrian access from the Peninsula Tower Hamlets have hired Knight… Continue reading South Dock bridge — Canary Wharf’s new footbridge
One surprising fact about Canary Wharf is that it has a huge amount of art and sculptures dotted around the estate. In fact, the Canary Wharf art trail is the largest outdoor art collection in London! At current count there are over 75 sculptures and outdoor art exhibits throughout the estate. The art trail is… Continue reading A guide to the Canary Wharf Art Trail
Canary Wharf has a growing selection of food and drink, with many pop-up stalls and indoor and outdoor food markets! As a truly international area a great thing about Canary Wharf is the variety of food and drink on offer — from Sushi to Steak and everything in between! Aside from traditional cafés and coffee… Continue reading Top bubble tea in Canary Wharf
Despite London having a staggering amount of greenery — a 2011 UK National Ecosystem Assessment claimed 47% of the capital was made up of green space — any city can feel like a concrete jungle sometimes. If you’re looking for a bit of fresh air — this guide is for you! Here’s a compilation of… Continue reading Parks near Canary Wharf
What area of London is Canary Wharf? Canary Wharf is located in East London, highlighted on the London area map. While East London spans a large area, Canary Wharf is on the western edge, and as a result is very close to Central London. Canary Wharf Borough Canary Wharf is located in the London Borough… Continue reading Where is Canary Wharf? — An area guide
How do we measure tall? Before looking at the tallest buildings, we first need to define what we are measuring. This is not quite as easy as you would assume — this architecture website counts at least 10 methods of working out where the top is — and hence buildings frequently have a variation of… Continue reading How tall is Canary Wharf?
With 2021 looming and New Year’s resolutions arriving shortly, it’s that time of the year when people are considering fitness again. Yoga and Pilates have rapidly increased in popularity over the last few years — and could be a great option for anyone looking to start a new fitness regime or mix up their existing… Continue reading A guide to Yoga in Canary Wharf
An introduction to Third Space Canary Wharf With beginnings dating back to Soho in 2001, The Third Space — as it was then known — is a fast growing, boutique fitness and luxury gym brand. Acquired by Encore Capital in 2014 the group has undergone extensive renovation of all their gyms with their aim to… Continue reading Third Space — Canary Wharf
The biggest DLR station Canary Wharf’s DLR station is a 6 track monster — the biggest on the DLR network. It has also come a long way since its opening in 1991. The DLR network has had multiple extensions and expansions — now serving 45 stations with triple-length automated trains. Passenger numbers have skyrocketed, having… Continue reading Canary Wharf’s DLR station
Introduction The Quay Club is the name given to Canary Wharf’s first private members club — due to open in early 2021. The vision for the club is to be globally the most desirable and inspirational private members’ club for the urban professional Adamson Associates — Executive architects It is an offshoot from The Arts… Continue reading The Quay Club — A Canary Wharf members club
Where is North Quay? North Quay is located just to the immediate north of Crossrail Place. It is a 3.28 hectare site with approved plans for a 3.8 million square foot development. The site sits between West India Quay to the west, and Billingsgate fish market to the east. North Quay Plans and their evolution… Continue reading North Quay — The future of Canary Wharf
The tallest Novotel The Novotel at Canary Wharf — situated at 40 Marsh Wall — is a slender 39-storey high rise solely occupied by the AccorHotels Group. Rising 127 meters, the hotel is actually the tallest Novotel in the world. The £149 million development provides 305 hotel rooms and a wealth of amenities. The hotel… Continue reading Novotel Canary Wharf — 40 Marsh Wall
Innovative design in Wood Wharf One of the nicest things about living in Canary Wharf is the sense of constant change and progression. The area has changed remarkably over the years. Yet, with major developments in the pipeline across the peninsula — alongside the new Wood Wharf area — this change continues rapidly! In the… Continue reading Water Pavilions
With a focus on rebranding Canary Wharf as an interesting place in London in its own right — not simply a business district — the group have held free events on the estate for most of the last decade! The culmination of the years free event schedule is usually the Winter Lights festival. The Winter… Continue reading Canary Wharf Connected By Light — 2021 light festival
Uber Boat has taken over Londons Thames Clipper ticketing – making travelling to and from Canary Wharf even more convenient. Find out what’s actually changed, and details on the new service.
Waterfront property is in. Instead of filling in the docklands to create more land for housing, you are now more likely to find developers demolishing buildings to open up access to the waterfront! Across the Isle of Dogs, developments with access to the water as a key feature are springing up: The new estate Wood… Continue reading Swimming in Canary Wharf docks
Expanding upon Canary Wharf Canary Wharf is famous for being the UKs biggest financial hub, a private estate in the heart of east London. The success of the financial center has spurned massive regeneration and large residential development across the Isle of Dogs. Yet, up until now there have been no residential offerings from the… Continue reading Wood Wharf — Canary Wharf Group
What’s Crossrail? If you have missed the last decade, Crossrail, aka the Elizabeth Line, is a completely new 73-mile railway line. It routes east to west across London, and once completed it is predicted over 200m people annually will use it. The 60miles of track starts further east than Stratford, and runs right the way… Continue reading Crossrail Place
A huge proportion of people working in Canary Wharf arrive via public transport, over 85 percent according to Tower Hamlets data. Despite this, there are over 6000 parking spaces on the estate itself, and plenty more across the Isle of Dogs. In fact, for its zone 2 location, its a relatively easy part of London… Continue reading Driving to Canary Wharf
Days out in London can be expensive, but they don’t always have to be. On a mission to make Canary Wharf more accessible and residential, the Canary Wharf Group have pushed for more activities and interactive art installations — many of them free of charge. If you’ve never been to Canary Wharf, home to some… Continue reading 5 free things to do in Canary Wharf
The financial center of Canary Wharf is undergoing a transition. Built in the 1980s, this cluster of office buildings holding the majority of the UK’s financial sector has pivoted from attracting solely finance businesses, towards a mix of technology. As this docklands area has developed, transport links have improved and it has also become a… Continue reading How safe is Canary Wharf?
An impressive building, Canary Wharf tube station was designed by leading architect Sir Norman Foster. As part of the extension of the Jubilee Line, it was one of 11 new stations, with the initial design consultation beginning in 1990. Canary Wharf tube station opened in 1999 and has rapidly grown to be one of the… Continue reading Canary Wharf Station — 7 Interesting Facts
Intro We all know that spending time with nature is good for our health. Aside from physical exercise, getting outdoors amongst the greenery is proven to be great for our mental health too. It helps improve mood and reduces stress levels. Even property developers have embraced the idea, with local development The Wardian having imported… Continue reading Canary Wharf Farm (Yes, a farm!)