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.