CANARY WHARF

Canary Wharf is a thriving artistic and lifestyle hub; a sustainable city-within-a-city where people can work, live and play, with more than 300 shops, bars and restaurants, an award-winning events programme, and a colourful open-air gallery that’s the largest free to visit public art exhibition in the UK. All of that exists within a 15-minute walk, making it easy to soak up everything Canary Wharf has to offer.

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YINKA ILORI | BASKETBALL COURT

Bank St, London, UK

Canary Wharf has opened its first ever 3 x 3 basketball court at Bank Street Park and it’s been designed by renowned British-Nigerian artist Yinka Ilori. Yinka brings his colour-obsessed style to this vibrant installation that covers the entirety of the court’s surface and the walls that surround it. The theme of the installation is ‘Be The Best You Can Be’ and the court aims to inspire visitors to the area as we emerge from a difficult period, and it’s free to the public so you can get down there between now and the end of October and shoot some hoops.

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CAMILLE WALALA | CAPTIVATED BY COLOUR

Camille Walala’s geometric designs are instantly recognisable and she’s brought her signature patterns to Canary Wharf with ‘Captivated by Colour’. Originally installed at Adams Plaza bridge as part of the inaugural London Mural Festival, the colourful work, which creates an optical pattern that shrinks and elongates as you move through the tunnel, is now a permanent addition to Canary Wharf’s public art collection.

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CANARY WHARF ICE RINK

23rd October 2021 - 26th February 2022
Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AB

Ice ice baby! That’s right, the ice rink has returned to Canada Square Park this festive season and this time it’s going to be open well into the New Year and beyond Valentine’s Day, so you’ve got plenty of time to get your skates on. The rink is covered and adorned with hundreds of fairy lights, so you can practise your pirouettes whatever the weather and when you’re done you can grab a well-deserved drink from the rink-side OffPiste bar.

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SIX BY NICO

Chancellor Passage, London E14 5EA, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM

Founded by Nico Simeone in Glasgow in 2017 (and now boasting sites in Dublin, Edinburgh, Belfast, Manchester, Liverpool and Fitzrovia) Six By Nico has landed in Canary Wharf, where the restaurant also boasts a dedicated bar area and a large terrace. Six By Nico serves up a themed six-course tasting menu that changes every six weeks, with past themes like ‘Chippie’, ‘Circus’ and ‘Guilty Pleasures’. It’s just £37 for the six courses, making it a really accessible way to try adventurous and experimental cooking.

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ELECTRIC SHUFFLE

10 Cabot Square, London, UK

If you’re in the mood for some friendly competition, then move on over to Electric Shuffle. They’ve levelled up traditional table shuffleboard with interactive screens and vision technology, so you focus on the game and not on the scoring. To keep you fuelled between rounds, Electric Shuffle serves up pizzas, craft beer and cocktails perfect for enjoying with your team.

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THE ALCHEMIST

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Canary Wharf, London E14 5AJ, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Spanning two floors plus a large outside terrace (which is heated in the winter), this is the largest branch of The Alchemist so there’s plenty of space for you to tuck into the all-day dining menu and get the drinks in. And when it comes to drinks the mixologists here don’t do things by halves – we’re talking lots of dry ice, smoke and fire alongside creative flavour combinations. Yes, these cocktails are made for the ‘gram.

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THE IVY IN THE PARK

50 Canada Square, London E14 5FW, UK

Part of The Ivy restaurant group, The Ivy in the Park serves seasonal, modern British food from breakfast through to dinner, with classics like eggs benedict, crispy duck salad, lobster linguine, and shepherd’s pie on the menu. With art-covered walls and that signature slick Ivy decor, it’s glam enough for a dinner date yet relaxed enough for a weekend brunch with friends. And as it’s got an orangery and garden terrace, it’s perfect for al fresco dining and socialising too.

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PERGOLA ON THE WHARF

Crossrail Pl, London E14 5AR, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 PM – 1:30 AM
  • Friday: 12:00 PM – 1:30 AM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 1:30 AM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM

Pergola on the Wharf is a waterside spot flooded with natural light and filled with foliage.The huge space is perched above Canary Wharf’s north dock, meaning you’ll be treated to panoramic views across the Estate. It’s got everything you need for a day and night out, including three bars, food pop-ups and an in-house kitchen plus live music and DJ sets. There’s also a 200-capacity terrace which wraps around the venue in the beautiful Crossrail Roof Garden – perfect for some al fresco fun.

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CROSSRAIL PLACE ROOF GARDEN

Crossrail Pl, London E14 5AB, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM

You can’t beat a good rooftop, especially one that’s got a garden, and Crossrail Place Roof Garden is one of the biggest in London. It showcases some of the plants that were brought to the capital by explorers in the 18th and 19th centuries, and as Crossrail Place is almost exactly on the Meridian Line the layout reflects different hemispheres. You’ll find Asian plants like bamboo and Japanese maple on the eastern side of the garden, with ferns and sweet gum from the Americas on the western side. You can wander through and explore the foliage or take five on the benches nestled into the pathways.

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JUBILEE PARK

Bank St, London E14 5JP, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours
  • Sunday: Open 24 hours

Filled with trees and cascading water features, Jubilee Park is a little oasis of calm amidst the atmosphere of the city. It’s the place to head for when you need to find some zen and when the sun is shining over the grass, there’s no better spot in the neighbourhood to sit and relax.

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HARBOUR QUAY GARDENS IN WOOD WHARF

London E14 9ZX, UK

Harbour Quay is the closest thing you’ll find to the beach in the capital, and if you stroll along the long boardwalk and look out over the water on a sunny day it definitely won’t feel like you’re in the city. There are plenty of great picnic spots on the lawn for when you want to chill out and watch the world go by or you can burn off some energy with the outdoor fitness equipment.

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AWAKN

1, 45 Jubilee, Bank St, London E14 5NY, UK

Awakn Canary Wharf is built to make you mentally sharper and physically stronger. This luxury wellness venue offers up a great mix of classes for those looking for a health boost including strength training, cardio, and boxing. Awakn’s mission is to give you the mental tools for improving in and out of the gym as well as working your body, so you awakn your inner strength.

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BARRY'S

1 Crossrail Pl, London E14 5AR, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Thursday: 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Friday: 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Saturday: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Sunday: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Originating in LA, Barry’s is an indoor boutique bootcamp that’ll shock your system with a combo of strength and cardio workouts, set to pumping nightclub tunes in their famous red-lit rooms. The exercises and intervals are varied to keep you working hard – you can burn over 1000 calories in a hour at some of the classes here. The trainers are industry famous and specialise in maximising potential, so you’ll defo work up a sweat.

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HAWKSMOOR

1 Water St, London E14 5GX, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 5:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 11:30 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 4:00 PM

After finally opening Hawksmoor across the pond, the team returned to London for their first new restaurant in the capital for four years, and also the biggest one in the group too. Housed on an eco-friendly floating pavilion in Wood Wharf, Canary Wharf’s new neighbourhood, and inspired by the Golden Age of Travel, this Hawksmoor also boasts two waterside terraces and The Lowback bar. The restaurant serves up all the Hawksmoor classics plus some of the hits from New York, including oysters, South West coast halibut with porcini & bone marrow sauce, and veal chop with fried oysters & tartare sauce. At The Lowback, Hawksmoor’s most ambitious bar yet, you can work your way through a brand new drinks list, featuring ultimate champagne cocktails and sundowners, whilst soaking up the glam atmosphere in a velvet booth.

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DUMPLING SHACK SOUTH QUAY

20 Crossharbour Plaza, London E14 9YF, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 12:30 – 3:00 PM, 4:00 – 8:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:30 – 3:00 PM, 4:00 – 8:30 PM
  • Thursday: 12:30 – 3:00 PM, 4:00 – 8:30 PM
  • Friday: 12:30 – 3:00 PM, 4:00 – 8:30 PM
  • Saturday: 12:30 – 3:00 PM, 4:00 – 8:30 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Dumpling Shack started out as a way to get dumplings on London’s street food scene map but thanks to spin-off concept Fen Noodles, its branching out into different elements of Chinese cuisine. The brand’s South Quay site still centres around their signature shengjianbao (pan-fried soup dumplings) but also has a rotating list of specials exclusive to the site. Some of the spesh dishes include the big plate beef noodles, with slow braised marbled short rib cooked in doubanjiang, stir-fried with potatoes and peppers on a bed of hand-pulled belt noodles; Mala honey fried chicken over Hong Kong French toast with a cream corn filling; and peanut butter mochi French toast served with condensed milk & golden syrup. If you already love them for their dumplings, you’ll want to head to South Quay to give these plates a try.

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