There’s a misconception that once the working week is done and it’s devoid of the buzz of workers, Canary Wharf becomes a ghost town. But there’s actually whole host of things to do, see, eat and drink in London’s captial of suits, any time of the week.
Soon, the Elizabeth Line will stop at the recently developed Crossrail Place, a giant floating station that could be lifted straight from a 'Star Wars' movie. More than just a station, however, you'll find an oasis of calm at the Crossrail Place Gardens, designed by innovative British architects Foster + Partners. This four-floored development is also home to Giant Robot, a seven-days-a-week rooftop foodie arena from the team that brought you Dinerama. In fact, foodies will be spoilt as Canary Wharf has built up quite the collection of casual and upmarket eateries, and there a number of bars and pubs that can get quite busy (especially on a Friday night).
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Things to do in Canary Wharf
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A modern take on classic European bar-restaurant with casual dining, Levante captures the essence of Continental Europe within the relaxed and friendly environment afforded to it by the historic docklands warehouse just a stone's throw from the vibrant Canary Wharf. Levante offers a great selection of Spanish tapas and pintxos; we also offer fantastic main courses with inspiration drawn from across the continent and a variety of sandwiches and deli platters for a lighter bite - all in a casual and friendly setting, in stark contrast to the corporate chain feel of most of Canary Wharf.Weather permitting, we also have a huge 2500 sq ft terrace for you to soak up the sun, or simply enjoy the view whilst sat beneath a parasol - come rain or shine Levante is the ideal setting.
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Hotels in Canary Wharf
Novotel London Canary Wharf
Featuring a roof terrace with 360 views across the London skyline, Novotel London Canary Wharf also benefits from an on-site gym, pool and contemporary restaurant and bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.Each air conditioned guest room features a flat-screen TV, en-suite facilities and a work desk.There is a 24-hour front desk at the property, as well as room service which offers a variety of hot dishes and cold snacks. The Bōkan Restaurant, Bar and Roof Terrace serves artisanal food and drink made using a mixture of local, ancient and adopted British ingredients. The menu is inspired by European cultural cuisines. There are panoramic views of London and the Thames, high-speed WiFi and triple-story rooftop dining.Greenwich Park is 3.4 km from Novotel London Canary Wharf, while Tower Bridge is 3.6 km away. The nearest airport is London City Airport, 5 km from Novotel London Canary Wharf.
Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel
In a vibrant new section of London with views over the River Thames and the city, the Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel hotel boasts elegant rooms and free WiFi. Canary Wharf, with its shops and towering skyscrapers, is just a few minutes’ walk away. Guests have complimentary access to Virgin Active Health Club with 3 floors of fitness facilities, saunas and steam rooms, hydrotherapy pools and a 20-metre infinity edge lap pool.Built on the historic site of the West India Quay – the busy centre for Britain’s spice trade hundreds of years ago – Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel is a 10-minute walk from the Tube, giving you access to the city’s most popular attractions. The Docklands Light Railway is a 5-minute walk away.Canary Wharf Pier is a 2-minute walk away and offers links to the Thames Clipper Boat, which connects you to central London and the West End, as well as Greenwich.Rooms are spacious and modern, with a flat-screen TV, DVD player, and iPod docking station. Each also benefits from an en suite bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. There is also a 24-hour in-room dining service.Breakfast options include Full English, Continental, an energy breakfast and a selection of nutritionally balanced, healthier choices.
Point A Hotel London Canary Wharf
Point A Hotel London Canary Wharf offers budget accommodation in London's financial district. The property offers guests luggage storage and transport services.Every room is compact and well designed, featuring a comfortable Hynosis bed, en-suite bathrooms with a power shower, free high-speed WiFi, USB charging point, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV with 240 channels and a safe. Blackout curtains are also featured to ensure you have a good night's sleep.Point A Hotel London Canary Wharf offers a 24 hour reception and contemporary lobby area where guests can continue to make use of the the high-speed WiFi.The Museum of London Docklands is 1 minutes' walk from the hotel, while the O2 Arena is 1.2 miles away, and Victoria Park is 2 miles from the property.Point A Hotel London Canary Wharf is located in close proximity to multiple transport links. Canary Wharf Underground Station is only a 600-metre walk from the property. The Canary Wharf Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is 500 meters away, and West India Quay DLR station is 300 metres away. The nearest airport is London City Airport, 3 miles from the property.