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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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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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, the influx of residential development has led to plenty of families now calling the docklands… Continue reading Things to do with kids in Canary Wharf

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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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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 ice rink, London’s skating — and the obligatory glass of mulled wine — are now… Continue reading Canary Wharf ice rink

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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

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 Wharf — the only previous option located within… 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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Canary Wharf average salaries

Canary Wharf is a small private estate, famous for housing a considerable proportion of the U.K.’s banking and financial technology sectors. As a result, there are many questions surrounding who works there, and what they earn! One question that’s frequently asked — how much is the average Canary Wharf salary? Unsurprisingly Canary Wharf is significantly… Continue reading Canary Wharf average salaries

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South Quay Masterplan

There are plenty of new Canary Wharf buildings, and thousands of future homes in the pipeline. One key driver of the placement of new buildings across the Isle of dogs, are area masterplans. These masterplans provide a framework for areas identified for high-density new development. They guide Tower Hamlets planning, the London Mayor, and prospective… Continue reading South Quay Masterplan

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South Dock bridge — Canary Wharf’s new footbridge

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

Parks near 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

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