Synonymous with big business and the flow of capital, Canary Wharf is one of two financial hubs in London- along with the City of London. Canary Wharf contains an ensemble of shops, trendy cafes, elegant bars and sophisticated restaurants in addition to several cultural activities. Stay in Canary Wharf with thesqua.re and explore this area more.
A historic district despite its ever changing face, visitors to Canary Wharf can learn more about the story of this important district of London at the London Docklands Museum. The Museum of London Docklands traces the history of the River Thames, the growth of the area as a major trading port and the modern incarnation of the area. The museum is part of the Museum of London and is funded by the City of London Corporation and the Greater London Authority. Opened in 2003 and located in a grade one listed 19th century Georgian warehouse, the museum is located within a short distance of the West India Docks.
To get a great view of Canary Wharf, take a trip on the Emirates Air Line that crosses the River Thames between the Royal Docks and the Greenwich Peninsula- a five minute walk from the O2. Cabins arrive approximately every 30 seconds, and journeys across the Thames take around 10 minutes. The Emirates Air Line is the first of its kind, giving visitors an insight into the achievements of commercial air travel. Using technology, lifesize models and interactive displays, this immersive experience offers something for everyone.
The Crossrail Place Roof Garden, part of the Canary Wharf Crossrail Station, is a free indoor oasis in which plants are collected and stored based on what hemisphere they are from. Additionally, the Crossrail Place Roof Garden features a performance space where visitors can watch drama, dance, music and poetry shows.
Perhaps surprisingly, Canary Wharf includes plenty of green spaces which flourish in the shadow of skyscrapers. Perched atop Canary Wharf Station, Jubilee Park is replete with benches, greenery and stunning views of central London. Nearby, Canada Square Parks is a small, green space that is enclosed by by skyscrapers and roads.
Located in the heart of Canary Wharf, Cabot Square is one of the central squares in the development and is the beating heart of London’s Docklands. The square features several works of art- including the infamous traffic light tree- and a stunning fountain, in addition to housing the London offices of Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse.