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Canary WharfHome to the big banks, Canary Wharf is a purpose-built office hub in the regenerated Docklands. With the site extending to over 97 acres it's almost like a separate city in the east of London, powered by and for the financial sector. In 1991 the first tenants moved in and as recently as the mid 1960s, Canary Wharf was a cargo warehouse at the centre of West India Docks. In this former role most of the trade came in from the Canary Islands, giving the wharf its current name. Now, with its very modern glass-covered uniform tower blocks set on the water's edge, the ship merchants have been replaced with suits. Standing out among the towering office blocks is One Canada Square. At 244-metres, encompassing 50 floors, it's a truly formidable structure, visible from almost any high vantage point in Greater London. Being entirely purpose built, the wharf runs efficiently; even the shops, pubs and restaurants are modern and functional. Unlike other areas of the city, travel also runs like clockwork with commuters arriving daily via the Jubilee line and the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) while London City Airport, just 10 minutes by taxi, makes it convenient for international business travel.

 

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Winter Lights FestivalWinter Lights FestivalWinter Lights FestivalBrightening the darkest January days, the Winter Lights Festival at Canary Wharf brings an array of illuminated installations to the city. The interactive festival - where you can actually get up close to the light sources - includes sculptures, lasers, projections and digital art. This year's works feature luminescent hopscotch, 25 metre projectio2019-01-18T00:00:00+00002019-01-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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DATES  15th to 26th January 2019
Brightening the darkest January days, the Winter Lights Festival at Canary Wharf brings an array of illuminated installations to the city. The interactive festival - where you can actually get up close to the light sources - includes sculptures, lasers, projections and digital art. This year's works feature luminescent hopscotch, 25 metre projectio... More about this event
 
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Canary Wharf Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Canning Town Tube Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Canary Wharf Crossrail Station
 
0 minutes walk
 
Limehouse Railway Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
City Harbour NCP
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  30% off
South Quay, E14 | 6 minutes from Canary Wharf
Perched on the waterfront, just 15 minutes from London's City Airport, the Hilton London Canary Wharf combines convenience with comfort. Stroll across the hotel's private bridge ... More
 
 
 
Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £170  40% off
46 Westferry Circus, E14 | 8 minutes from Canary Wharf
The Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel contains spacious, luxurious rooms and suites with every comfort available, including a giant marble bath, two-line speaker phones and stunning walnut ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Docklands Riverside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £70  25% off
265 Rotherhithe Street, SE16 | 12 minutes from Canary Wharf
The only hotel in London with its own pier, the DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands Riverside offers views across London's iconic River Thames. Taking inspiration from ... More
 
 
 
 
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West India Quay
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 4 minutes from Canary Wharf
A stone's throw from Canary Wharf and Poplar, West India Quay is a dockside area with a 19th ... More
 
 
 
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London City Island
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Wharfside Road, Leamouth Peninsula, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 22 minutes from Canary Wharf
Taking up 12 acres, London City Island is a neighbourhood in East London, a 'mini Manhattan' with a red bridge linking the island to ... More
 
 
 
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Greenwich
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
SE10 | 32 minutes from Canary Wharf
The London Borough of Greenwich lies on the south bank of the Thames. Rich in maritime history, Greenwich also has an outstanding architectural heritage. ... More
 
 
 
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Canada Square Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Canada Square, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 1 minute from Canary Wharf
Open space in the centre of Canary Wharf, Canada Square Park is a popular outdoor area for concerts and screenings of sporting events in the ... More
 
 
 
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One Canada Square
London > Attractions > Sights
1 Canada Square, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 1 minute from Canary Wharf
Once the tallest building in the United Kingdom (a title it held from 1991 until 2012 when The Shard rose above it), One Canada Square is ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of London Docklands
London > Attractions > Museums
No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 5 minutes from Canary Wharf
In keeping with its waterside location, the Museum of London Docklands focuses on the history of the East End with particular emphasis on the River Thames ... More
 
 
 
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Winter Lights Festival
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th to 26th January 2019
Canary Wharf, Canada Square Park, E14 | Same location as Canary Wharf
Brightening the darkest January days, the Winter Lights Festival at Canary Wharf brings an array of illuminated installations to the city. The interactive festival - where ...More
 
 
 
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Winter Lights
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th to 26th January 2019 - 5pm-10pm
Canary Wharf, Canada Square Park, E14 | Same location as Canary Wharf
For the fifth year running, light installations and interactive art by some of the most inventive international creatives working today take up temporary residence in east ...More
 
 
 
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Rebecca Ferguson
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 16th and 17th January 2019 at 9.15pm & 18th January 2019 at 9.45pm
Canary Wharf, Cabot Hall, E14 | 4 minutes from Canary Wharf
The soulful pop singer from Liverpool, known as a popular runner-up from The X Factor, performs songs from her album Superwoman....More
 
 
 
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Everyman Canary Wharf
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Crossrail Place Level 2, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 1 minute from Canary Wharf
The Everyman Cinema on level 2 of Crossrail Place - the brand's fifth cinema in the capital - sits within the six storey Canary Wharf Crossrail ... More
 
 
 
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Spiegeltent at Canary Wharf
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Canada Square Park, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 1 minute from Canary Wharf
The Spiegeltent at Canary Wharf comes to Canada Square Park in September for 11 days of comedy, music, kids activities, dance, cabaret, acrobatics and kids theatre. ... More
 
 
 
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The Space
London > Entertainment > Live Music
269 Westferry Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 18 minutes from Canary Wharf
It's not all music hall these days down in the East End. This multi-arts centre on the Isle of Dogs gives the locals a chance to ... More
 
 
 
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Charbonnel et Walker
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Cabot Place West, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2 minutes from Canary Wharf
This long-established chocolatier, set up in 1875 at the behest of Edward VII, has been making the finest chocolate in traditional French style for 130 years. ... More
 
 
 
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Jubilee Place Mall
London > Shopping >
Bank Street, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 3 minutes from Canary Wharf
Jubilee Place Mall, an underground shopping mall on the south side of Canary Wharf, offers shoppers a choice of fashion, pharmacies, cafes and restaurants. In November ... More
 
 
 
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Billingsgate Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Trafalgar Way, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 4 minutes from Canary Wharf
Originally a general market for corn, coal, iron, wine, salt, pottery, fish and other goods, Billingsgate is now the only London-based market dedicated to fish. From ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
1 Canada Square, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 1 minute from Canary Wharf
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
1 Canada Square, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 1 minute from Canary Wharf
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Smollensky's
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
1 Reuters Plaza, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | Same location as Canary Wharf
Since Smollensky's on the Strand opened back in 1986 the American bar and grill has earned a reputation for family dining. At this Canary Wharf outpost ... More
 
 
 
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 2.1 miles from Canary Wharf
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 2.8 miles from Canary Wharf
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
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University of Greenwich
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, SE10 | 30 minutes from Canary Wharf
The main University of Greenwich campus boasts a picturesque setting on a World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames within three baroque buildings ... More
 
 
 
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Crossrail Place Roof Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
West India Quay, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 1 minute from Canary Wharf
With its semi open-air timber lattice roof the Crossrail Place Roof Garden on top of the Crossrail station in Canary Wharf provides a welcoming public space, ... More
 
 
 
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HotTugs West India Quay
London > Leisure >
E14 | 4 minutes from Canary Wharf
Taking the hot tub to the next level, HotTugs puts the humble hot tub on water. Yes, that's right, you'll be floating ... More
 
 
 
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The Paintball Centre
London > Leisure > Activities
Unit 4, Wood Wharf, Preston Road, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 6 minutes from Canary Wharf
This fab game emerged in 1980 and has taken the world by storm. Popular with adrenalin junkies, paintballing is an action-packed, mission-driven past-time that is ... More
 
 
 
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The Gun
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
27 Coldharbour, Docklands, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 10 minutes from Canary Wharf
This 250-year-old pub was a sailor's favourite, home to smugglers and site of secret trysts between Lord Nelson and Emma Hamilton. Closed down by ... More
 
 
 
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The Narrow
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
44 Narrow Street, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 17 minutes from Canary Wharf
Having been such a huge influence on British gastropub fare, it was only a matter of time before Gordon Ramsay opened one himself. As is so ... More
 
 
 
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Wibbley Wobbley
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Greenland Dock, off Rope Street, Southwark, London SE16 | 19 minutes from Canary Wharf
Cute, unpretentious bar housed on a boat docked in the Thames. A world away from the bustling, brash mainstream bars, pubs and clubs of central London, is ... More
 
 
 
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Davy's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
31 Fisherman's Walk, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2 minutes from Canary Wharf
At ground floor level on Fisherman’s Walk at Canary Wharf, tables, chairs and merry-makers spill out of doors on to the riverside during the summer months. ... More
 
 
 
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G&Tea Lounge, London Marriott West India Quay
London > Nightlife > Bars
22 Hertsmere Road, E14 | 3 minutes from Canary Wharf
Located in London Marriott West India Quay, the G&Tea Lounge specialises in two of Britain's favourite tipples - gin and tea. Handsomely decorated with dark wood, ... More
 
 
 
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Eighteen Sky Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
InterContinental London - The O2, 1 Waterview Drive, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 | 16 minutes from Canary Wharf
Boasting spectacular views across the Thames and Canary Wharf, the Eighteen Sky Bar is a sophisticated spot to enjoy ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of London Docklands
London > Business > Venue Hire
No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 5 minutes from Canary Wharf
In keeping with its waterside location, the Museum of London Docklands focuses on the history of the East End with particular emphasis on the River Thames ... More
 
 
 
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The O2
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peninsula Square, SE10 | 19 minutes from Canary Wharf
The second most embarrassing legacy of Tony Blair's time in government struggled for years to find a role after the millennium show shut up shop. It's ... More
 
 
 
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Old Royal Naval College
London > Business > Venue Hire
Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 | 31 minutes from Canary Wharf
The Old Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich in which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. William ... More
 
 
 
 

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Ice Rink Canary Wharf
Ice Rink Canary Wharf
Seasonal | Until 16th February 2019 

Canary Wharf Ice Rink E14 5AB E14 5AG - 0 minute walk from Canary Wharf

One of London's largest ice rinks, the Ice Rink Canary Wharf is back for Christmas 2018 and it's bigger than ...More

 
A Womb Of One's Own
Theatre | On 24th January 2019 

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What is love?
Exhibitions | On 14th February 

Royal Institution of Great Britain

Looking for a stimulating way to spend your Valentine's evening? Join non-fiction writer Laura Mucha and lecturer in Artificial Intelligence, Kate Devlin, as they debate the heart of the matter with What is Love? at ...More

3 Little Pig Tails
3 Little Pig Tails
Theatre | From 20th February 

Little Angel Studios

A new take on the classic story of the Three Little Pigs, this funny French ...More

 
The Boy and the Mermaid
The Boy and the Mermaid
Theatre | From 18th February 

Little Angel Studios

Join three shanty singing fishermen as they weave a tale of musical merfolk, menacing monsters ...More

 
Valentine's Day Onboard Glass Room
Valentine's Day Onboard Glass Room
Seasonal | From 14th February 

Glass Room

Set sail on a romantic river dinner date ...More

 
Glass Room
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With Tom Dixon interiors, Glass Room is one of the more stylish ways to dine ...More

 
Valentine's An Evening with the Stars
Valentine's An Evening with the Stars
Seasonal | On 14th February 

Royal Observatory Greenwich

Share a romantic evening under the stars at ...More

 
One Duck Down
One Duck Down
Theatre | From 17th February 

The Vaults

Winner of Best Family Show at Vault Festival 2018, One Duck Down returns to the ...More

 
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A short walk from Charing Cross and Covent Garden stations The Nadler Covent Garden offers ...More

 
Royal Opera: Katya Kabanova
Concerts | From 4th February 

Royal Opera House

Richard Jones's production of Janacek's intense opera, conducted by Edward Garnder, about an unhappily married woman enticed by another man. Sung in Czech with English surtitles....More

The Monstrous Child
The Monstrous Child
Concerts | From 21st February 

Linbury Theatre

Gavin Higgins's first opera, adapted by Francesca Simon from her darkly humorous young adult novel, ...More

 
Prince Charming
Prince Charming
Theatre | From 8th February 

Little Angel Theatre

A musical for children exploring anxiety and how to cope with it....More

 
Mole & Gecko: The Show
Mole & Gecko: The Show
Theatre | On 16th February 

Half Moon Young People's Theatre

Poet Simon Mole and musician Gecko create their own original songs for rap musical Mole ...More

 
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SpiceBox
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Grace Regan's all-vegan curry house specialises in meat-free versions of Indian classics....More

 
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The Millennium Hotel in Mayfair, closed in July 2018, reopens in spring 2019 as The ...More

 
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Lincoln Plaza London
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A new build block among the high rises of Canary Wharf, Lincoln Plaza London is ...More

 
Lucknow Social
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Neighbourhood Indian restaurant from Dhruv Mittal and the team behind DUM Biryani....More

Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus
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In the city where the first Hard Rock ...More

 
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