Apr 18, 2022
Things To Do After Work In Canary Wharf
If you're looking for things to do after work hours in Canary Wharf, look no further! This comprehensive guide will show you all the best places to eat, drink, and have fun in this trendy neighbourhood. Whether you're looking for a place to catch a movie or want to check out the latest exhibition, we've got you covered. And if you're looking for someplace to relax and take a breath of fresh air, we've also included some great green spaces where you can unwind. So start exploring!
Eat, drink, and al fresco dining
Canary Wharf has the best bars and restaurants in London. With stunning restaurants with terraces, rooftops, and outdoor bars in Canary Wharf with views to enjoy while socializing with friends after work, winding down after a long day at work, or relaxing at the weekend, the Mediterranean's alfresco dining culture is here to enjoy. Here are just some of our team's favourite spots.
Are you in the mood for a cocktail or two? The Alchemist cocktail bar in Canary Wharf features two outside spaces where you may enjoy your favourite theatrical cocktails: a covered patio in front of the bar and an upstairs terrace with views of Reuters Plaza's brilliant lights. This is the perfect place for work drinks.
Boisdale of Canary Wharf
Cabot Square, Boisdale is a little bit of Scotland brought down to London. For a hearty meal and drink, cosy up on the Cigar Terrace among tartan upholstered sofas. Don't worry if the night gets chilly – there are many tartan blankets available to keep you warm!
The south-facing terrace of Nº35 Mackenzie Walk is the ideal place to unwind and reset with craft beers, house wines, and cocktails after a hectic day at work. It's also a fantastic area to start your weekend with a Bottomless Brunch!
Craving for some comforting food? Shake Shack serves delectable burgers, hot dogs, and hand-spun shakes in The Wharf's Park Pavillion, Canada Square.
If you're searching for delectable, flavour-packed meals that are also environmentally friendly, then Emilia's Crafted Pasta and Neat Burger are the restaurants to try.
Canary Wharf temporary art installations and museums
Canary Wharf and its surroundings are home to some amazing museums and art installations, so be sure to check them out! The Museum of London Docklands is a great place to start and learn about the history of Canary Wharf, and it also has some really interesting exhibits on display. If you're into modern art, the Canary Wharf Gallery is a must-see. This gallery houses some of the world's top contemporary artists, and it's an ideal spot to spend an afternoon or an hour during your lunch break.
The area is also known for its parks and gardens, as well as its long-term art collection and statues distributed all around — it also frequently hosts temporary installations and pop-ups. There is an amazing installation by Camille Walala, Captivated By Colour, which has taken over a whole walkway tunnel.
If you're looking for somewhere to catch a movie after work, the Odeon Cinema at Canary Wharf is the place to go. With nine screens showing both new releases and classic films, there's something for everyone.
Chill out in green spaces
Canary Wharf is home to some beautiful green spaces, so make the most of them! The Jubilee Park is a great place to relax after a long day at work, and it's also home to the Canary Wharf ice rink in the Winter.
The Crossrail Place Roof Garden is one of the largest roof garden parks in London. With its unique and distinctive latticed roof structure, is intended to evoke a ship carrying rare and exotic plants from all around the world that are grown throughout – from New Zealand tree ferns to Japanese maple trees. 70,000 plants from over 50 different species are grown here.
For something quieter, head to South Dock Marina. This park is home to a variety of wildlife, including herons, ducks, and geese.
If you adore spending time by the water, Westferry Circus has lovely, peaceful gardens and easy access to walks along the riverfront, as well as Harbour Quay on the other side of the Estate, which offers outdoor gym equipment or ideal picnic sites. Play nine holes - for free - in Bank Street Park if you enjoy mini-golf and the challenge of Canary Wharf's only public putting green.
Take a stroll
If you're looking for a relaxing way to end your day, why not take a stroll around Canary Wharf? The neighbourhood is full of beautiful architecture and interesting places to explore. And if you get tired along the way, there are plenty of benches, some heated in the winter, where you can stop for a break. The Thames Path has spectacular views of London, and it's ideal for a stroll at dusk or a run to relax.
Have a laugh at the Comedy Club!
On Fridays, head to the Canary Wharf Comedy Club for a night of laughter and enjoyment. Milton Jones, Felicity Ward, and Shaparak Khorsandi are just some of the stars who have performed here.
Take to the water at the weekend
The thrill of self-drive boating is back! The eco-friendly electric GoBoat seats up to 8 people around a sociable picnic table, so you may enjoy food, drink, and friends while seeing Canary Wharf from the water.
Canary Wharf is home to some of the best shopping in London, so be sure to check it out! Jubilee Place Mall and Churchill Place Mall are two interconnected malls. On your first visit, it may be difficult to navigate because all the tunnels and pathways might appear similar after a while. You'll also discover a variety of conventional high street chains such as Waitrose, M&S, and Boots, as well as one-of-a-kind stores like LK Bennett, Mulberry, and Anya Hindmarch. Canary Wharf also has its own Apple Store.
If you're looking for something a little more unique, head to the North Colonnade. This outdoor shopping area is home to a variety of small boutiques and independent stores.
So there you have it! Our comprehensive guide to things to do after work hours in Canary Wharf. We hope you enjoy exploring this trendy neighbourhood as much as we do.
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