Familiarise yourself with Canary Wharf
A thrilling, artistic and lifestyle hub; referred to as a sustainable city-within-a-city where people can work hard, but also play hard. More than 300 shops, bars and restaurants lie here, plus an award-winning events programme, and a colourful open-air gallery that is the largest free to visit public art exhibition in the UK. All of that, existing within a 15-minute walk, making anything and everything that Canary Wharf has to offer accessible.
Situated in a prime Canary Wharf location, this shared office on Churchill Place surrounds your team with London’s biggest names in business and finance. Occupying 12 floors in a striking, 20-story tower, this vibrant workspace caters to entrepreneurs and established companies alike.
This workspace also caters to the strong need for brilliant meeting and conference facilities in the area. The team are able to focus at their desks, relax in the lounge or brainstorm in the onsite café. And the shower facilities and onsite gym cater to the need for good wellbeing services.
Anticipating your business needs so all you have to do, is business this fully furnished serviced office is the perfect choice for any company. The unbranded building comes with the opportunity to input on design and layout. So, you get freedom to put your own mark on your space and work how you choose.
London is famous for its transport, with black cabs and double decker buses. But, the most notable way of transport for locals and visitors alike is London’s underground, which provides transport in and around the whole of the city.
Canary Wharf Tube Station
Canary Wharf is a London Underground station, located in Canary Wharf and runs on the Jubilee line between Canada Water and North Greenwich. Over 40 million people pass through the station each year, making it the second most busy Underground Station outside out Central London after Stratford, and also the busiest that serves only a single line.
This light metro station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is situated on the Isle of Dogs and serves as part of the Canary Wharf office complex and is directly connected to the Jubilee Place Underground Shopping Centre. It is an elevated station and is contained within one of the complex’s office towers.
Canary Wharf Train Station
This specific station forms an artificial island in the West India Docks (North Dock). The 5 upper levels of the island are a mixed-use development known commonly as Crossrail Place. It is on the Abbey Wood branch of the Elizabeth Line between Whitechapel and Custom House
The area now destined to become the preferred location for banks and financial companies. Canary Wharf is now one of London’s most important financial centre’s and is rapidly growing to keep up with the high ask for office and residential space.
A company that was founded by Thomas Sutherland in 1865, now represents one of the largest and most important banks on the planet. The headquarters is situated in Canary Wharf in London, with over 260,000 employees across the globe. The company had an equity worth of 531 billion dollars in 2015, with their subsidiaries located in several different companies in the world, with them having a profit of over 15 billion dollars in 2021.
This global leader in financial services offers solutions to the world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions in more than 100 countries. They lead volunteer service activities for employees in local communities by utilising many resources, including those of which that stem from access to the capital, economies of scale, global reach and expertise.
These are any structure, whether it is public or private, that is adapted for the transaction of business. Scattered all across London, but with Canary Wharf being one of the epicentre’s for financial and commercial business, they feel at home.
One Canada Square
This square located in the heart of Canary Wharf, on the Isle of Dogs, is one of the treasured green spaces in the borough. It plays host to plenty of revolving programmes of cultural events – from live music events and dance performances to open-air film screenings. It is surrounded by 3 of the tallest buildings in the UK, one of them being One Canada Square. It was named this by Olympia and York, and the building is primarily used for office space, even with some good retail units located on the ground floor. There is no observation floor, but it plays headquarters to a selection of businesses.
25 Churchill Place
A 118-metre tall skyscraper located in the eastern part of Canary Wharf. It was constructed in 2014 and has 23 storeys. It has been occupied by some notable companies and organisations as their headquarters. In 2015, it housed Ernst & Young and still does to this day, as they reside on floors 11-21. On floors 1-10, it housed The European Medicines Agency (EMA) in 2014, but due to Brexit they were made to relocate to Amsterdam, with the US company WeWork subletting the space as well as floors 11 and 13.
A great business sense and community coupled with top international talent and easy access to the banks for funding capital makes Canary Wharf not only the centre of the London start-up scene but one of the nation’s best places for emerging enterprises to raise capital and grow exponentially.
It is the fun, self-drive boating experience. You are the captain, you choose the route. Begin your voyage from Bellmouth Passage, relish the freedom to explore the beautiful docklands and look up at the spectacular architecture. Cruise past Big Easy, the stunning One Park Drive; and for 2 or 3-hour boat rides, why not moor up and treat yourself to a picnic. No boating experience is necessary as training will be given upon arrival and you’ll be given a route map to help you navigate your way.
Bikram Yoga Canary Wharf
This studio has been designed with harmony in mind. It is made to bring tranquility to help you practice and provide an invigorating experience for your body and mind. Everyone here is insanely dedicated and highly experienced who have been trained under the wing of Bikram. They offer classes on each day of the week, from 6am up until 9pm.
Canary Wharf was built at the beginning of the 19th century as part of the West India Docks. The role of this was to import sugar, rum and coffee from Caribbean platforms. From then on it was redeveloped, and later listed on the London Stock Exchange as the Canary Wharf Group, one of the UK’s largest property companies.
Museum of London Docklands
Based in West India Quay, this museum explains the history of the River Thames, the growth of the Port of London and the docks overall historic link to the Atlantic slave trade. It is a joint part of the Museum of London and opened in 2003 in an early-listed Georgian sugar warehouse, a short walk from the centre of Canary Wharf. The Museum of London Docklands has a lecture theatre and meeting rooms and hosts talks and events connected with the docks. Several workers who worked on the docks in the 1960s take part in these events, including one from the Pentonville Five.
A well-known area of London, just stray off the main streets and get exploring, there is plenty to see.
As soon as you step out of Canary Wharf Station (which is a sight within itself anyway) is Jubilee Park. Perched on top of the station, its strange location makes you feel like you have left the city. The tranquil vibe of the garden has little nooks of benches throughout, which you might want to take full advantage of – sit down and take in the surroundings of skyscrapers through the trees. Surrounded by sculptures and a waterfall, you will instantly be glad you made the trip.
The Winter Lights
If you time your trip to London right, you will be able to see Canary Wharf in all it’s glory. With the business district being asleep during the winter months, the area is filled with light displays and shows that will make you feel like you stepped into a winter wonderland. The occasion is free to visit and whole bags of fun to do. Many of the shows are interactive, from stepping into glowing rows of fairy lights or jumping into beaming balls, it is definitely one for the bucket list.
One of the most striking things to see in Canary Wharf is the amazing public art on offer. The Canary Wharf Group putting a lot of effort into adding artistic charm into the financial district, and it shows, with sculptures dotted all over the place, it isn’t hard to run into one. The Two Men on the Bench is a favourite of locals and visitors, but even if the art buff moves, they have a handy map of all the displays throughout the area so you won’t miss a thing.
In Canary Wharf Fashion, it simply wasn’t enough to have a tube station, you see, if you venture through the Jubilee Gardens you will soon find your feet way down in Jubilee Place Mall. Here lies an underground haven of all sorts, filled with shopping and food staples, there is more than you could ask for. There is a secret, however, if you go right down on the ground floor, you will come across the best hot chocolate ever! Pop into Godiva and treat yourself to a hot chocolate (or two) before carrying on with your day.
You can’t not go to Canary Wharf without visiting Crossharbour. This hidden island on dockside, only a stones throw away from Canary Wharf, it is a tranquil oasis from the city and easy to witness within a day. From grabbing a bit of food along the river to wandering around Mudchute Farm, it is a lovely local gem.
An up and coming shopping district within London, containing 4 shopping centres with walking distance of all its major transport links.
Canary Wharf Shopping Centre
Lying in the heart of Canary Wharf, this retail centre has made itself famous for its incredible architecture and surroundings. It is definitely hard to beat when it comes to its views, shopping and overall experiences. Some would say it is incomparable. It is home to over 300 shops, bars and restaurants which are all to be explored. Be prepared to be taken in by the charm and excitement of Canary Wharf.
The Ted Baker story began in 1988, with the first store opening in Glasgow. Soon after, it started popping up all over the world, with global fashionistas coveting the British-born label. The brand pride themselves on being ‘no ordinary designer label’ – suggesting that they’re a little quirkier, a little bolder and a little more exuberant than their rivals.
Watches of Switzerland
This is a British seller of Swiss watches, with 16 stores dotted across the UK. It has its headquarters located in Braunstone, England. It appears on the London Stock Exchange with this specific store being found within Canary Wharf shopping centre. Selling watches to your hearts content.
Polo Ralph Lauren
This American publicly traded fashion company was founded in 1967 by Ralph Lauren, an American fashion designer. The company has its headquarters in NYC but has stores dotted across the globe. This specific one can be found within Canary Wharf’s shopping centre and sells everything Polo has to offer, from polo shirts, jumpers and cardigans to trainers, shoes and trousers.
With a mix of big businesses, inspiring start-ups, outstanding universities and incredible entertainment, social and shopping options, Canary Wharf has everything you need for an unforgettable student or graduate experience
Tower Hamlets and Canary Wharf Further Education Trust
This is a joint initiative, led by the council and Canary Wharf Group. Since it was established in the year 1990, it has supported more than 4,500 residents of the borough. The trust has a specific mission, which is to promote further and higher education as well as vocational training for Tower Hamlets residents with a main focus on those in the greatest need of financial support to make the journey through education and into employment.
FOOD & DRINK
While it isn’t an area that attracts all of the foodie’s, it still provides a great set of dining options to make those taste buds tingle.
The Breakfast Club
Do you want to feel like you’ve stepped out of the city into an 80’s movie? Yes? Then head down to the Breakfast Club. Taken inspiration from the iconic film, the cafe is filled with disco balls, retro booths and a very unique and jazzy breakfast menu to match. Slowly but surely it is becoming a go to location for brunch in Canary Wharf. So, it is the best place for a bit of fun to start the day right.
The Big Easy
Everyone loves a bit of American munch. So, when you hear about the Big Easy it is hard to say no. A B.B.Q and Lobster shack, they have got everything from home smoked B.B.Q to yummy frozen slushy cocktails with all the South American interiors to provide that spot-on vibe. Set within a massive building, which overlooks the entire area, it is a bonus if you get a seat in which you are able to take in the sweeping views of Canary Wharf.
Bokan Canary Wharf
This award-winning dockside beacon became famous for its artisanal food and drink which are made using a mixture of local, ancient and adopted British ingredients. The restaurant consists of 3 floors; Bokan 37, their award winning AA Rosette restaurant is located on the 37th floor of Marsh Wall. Here they have crafted a menu inspired by rich European cultural cuisines that have flowed along the Thames since ancient times.
MMy Wood Wharf
This is said to be your neighbourhood corner store that specialises in artisanal, natural and sustainable food in a community market format. They include an international deli/grocery store, a considerable selection of organic and biodynamic wines from small vineyards, an explosion of local and European cheeses, artisanal bakery products and a music club.
A vibrant market hall where a mix of foods from across the globe are brought together into one. The types of food they provide are; Biang from China, Mama’s Jerk which is Caribbean inspired food, Poke House straight from California, Rainbo which serve up dumplings, Smashing Plates who serve on-the-go-Greek food and The Vurger Co. who revolutionise fast food through the power of plants.
Canary Wharf can have a bit of a bad rep when it comes to its drinking scene. But forget about the suit and tie connotations – there are some wine bars, beer halls and cocktail joints well worth knowing about in among (and very often inside) the skyscrapers.
If you’re in the mood for some friendly competition, then pay a visit to Electric Shuffle. They have taken the traditional shuffleboard and levelled it up, by introducing interactive screens and vision technology, so you focus on the game and not on the scoring. To keep you fueled up between rounds, they will serve you up pizza’s, craft beers and cocktails perfect for enjoying with your team.
Boisdale Canary Wharf
This two-floor venue overlooking Cabot Square compromises of a restaurant, four private dining rooms, Oyster Bar & Grill with a terrace, whisky bar, Cuban Cigar Library & shop and a live music venue. The restaurants music venue has the stamp of approval from no other than Jools Holland. It is packed with jazz, blues and soul and performances have included ones from Georgie Fame, Ruby Turner, Chris Barber and so many more. The second floor restaurant is decorated in the instantly recognisable Boisdale signature look of lacquer red and dark green walls hung with eclectic and original artwork. One floor below is the art deco-inspired Oyster Bar & Grill which benefits from an awning-covered heated terrace complete with members-only area.
It is clear that Canary Wharf brings a lot to the table in terms of its business and contribution to what makes London great. But, from a first glance, there is a lot to witness beneath the surface, so get your walking shoes on and get exploring, there is plenty to see!
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