LiFE in Canary Wharf
Updated on: Jan. 15, 2019, 12:30 p.m.
The name usually conjures up images of skyscrapers (to be fair we’ve counted at least 15) full of corporate business types who spill out into the nearby restaurants and upmarket shops before returning to work. And though this does occur, if you look deeper and stroll around this financial district, you’ll find great transport links, an exciting nightlife, diverse events and tranquil parks.
Whether by tube, DLR, bus or boat, Canary Wharf is connected. You can arrive at Euston, Victoria and Oxford Circus stations in 30, 25 and 20 minutes respectively via DLR. From the pier you can also easily travel to London Bridge, Chelsea (apparently people are made there) and Greenwich, but there are plenty of reasons to stay within the wharf.
With ice-skating, open-air concerts, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the London Marathon (well, mile 19 anyway) and the isle’s annual Squash Classic tournament, there’s far more to Canary Wharf than business.
These events coupled with the Everyman Cinema, pop up vintage fairs, quiz nights and regularly updated exhibitions at the Museum of London Docklands provide plenty of variety—and after all, isn’t that the spice of life?