Chapter 2: Canary Wharf
The financial hub of London, Canary Wharf is a modern district located in Tower Hamlets in London. It houses some of London’s tallest and most attractive skyscrapers. Close to 300 shops, bars, cafes and restaurants enliven this happening area of London. Canary Wharf demonstrates world class architecture and a cosmopolitan feel that’s simply incomparable.
Read below to know all about Canary Wharf and here’s a small Map of the place:
Canary Wharf is rightly established as a first rate shopping destination. Be it the luxurious brands like Montblanc, Jaeger London and Jo Malone or street names like Zara and Whistles, Canary Wharf has it all. You can also find products from British brands like Aquascutum and Hackett. A wide range of designer boutiques and independent stores further add glamour to the fashion scene.
Here are some of the popular shopping areas:
- The underground shopping mall, Jubilee Place is located on the south side of Canary Wharf. It offers an extensive choice of fashion stores and cafes. Some of the stores include Banana Republic for apparels and accessories, The White Company for homewares and bareMinerals for cosmetics, Molten Brown and Cadenzza to name a few. The world renowned company of luxury accessories, Michael Kors is also present in Canary Wharf. Timeless, chic and glamour, the brand is second to none.
- Billingsgate Market is famous for seafood, especially fish. The market is specifically meant for wholesalers. In addition to seafood, there are people who deal in poultry, cooking oil and more.
- Canada Place houses the funky and trendy Accessorize, the high quality and sophisticated Montblanc, contemporary Ted Baker to name a few. As you can understand, Canada Place comes with quite stylish and classy stores.
- Cabot Place offers a wide range of stores like Alfred Dunhill, Church’s English Shoes, Jaeger Menwear, River Island, Charbonnel et Walker, Crabtree & Evelyn, Cards Galore, Pandora and Tiffany & Co. to name a few. Cabot Place also houses Crockett & Jones. Founded in 1879, Crockett & Jones specialises in the manufacture of high quality footwear. You will find 3 ranges for men created by Crockett & Jones in Canary Wharf. These are Hand Grade, Main Line and Shell Cordovan collections. There is a new collection of shoes for women too.
Canary Wharf isn’t just about shopping. With the richness of film, music, theatre, fashion, art and a lot more, Canary Wharf is recognized as a perfect destination for a great day out. It is also home to some of the unique monuments. One such famous attraction is Traffic Light Tree. Created by Pierre Vivant, the structure comprises 75 traffic lights. It is believed that the tree portrays the keenness and impatience of Canary Wharf.
Centaur is another very attractive monument located in Canary Wharf at Montgomery Square. It depicts the figure of a horse with a male torso and was created by sculptor Igor Mitoraj.
One can also enjoy skating amongst trees in Canada Square Park.
For a grand experience, you can visit the lobby of One Canada Square which stands at 770 feet above the ground level.
You can also visit the Museum of the London Docklands to know about the past of the Docklands and the Thames River. The museum is a branch of the Museum of London.
Wine & Dine
Whether you want to have a laid back brunch with friends or try the finest drinks and delicacies while enjoying some soothing music, Canary Wharf is the apt place for you. In fact, Canary Wharf brings to you cuisines from around the world.
You can go to Tom’s Kitchen Deli for a lovely range of food on the go. Here, you get delicious sandwiches, soups, cakes and salads.
For an Italian delight, hit Obicà Mozzarella Bar offering an interesting assortment of mozzarella. These are to be ordered with dishes like smoked salmon, pasta and pizza to name a few.
Some of the other eateries include Pret A Manger, Plateau, The Pearson Room and Amerigo Vespucci.
Accommodation & Travel
Canary Wharf offers a wide range of serviced apartments for all kinds of travellers. Check out ratedapartments.com to know more. The apartments boast of beautiful architecture and come well equipped with all the contemporary facilities.
Canary Wharf is easily accessible. The rail, road and airport links are pretty close, thereby making travel convenient. The nearby underground station is Canary Wharf Station.