Canary Wharf: A Tourist Destination with Something for Everyone
Canary Wharf has a global reputation for housing prestigious businesses and banks. However, this area of London is also a hidden tourism gem for people of all ages and interests. Located just 5 minutes from our boutique heritage hotel, we’ve gathered a selection of attractions and eateries that span a wide range of guests’ interests. Discover what this vibrant area has to offer.
A Wealth of Stores on Your Doorstep
There’s no need to travel to Oxford Street, approximately 6 miles away, when you stay at the Lansbury Heritage Hotel. Nearby Canary Wharf has not one but five shopping malls with over 100 stores including designers. Treat yourself to a new outfit. Indulge in a stylish new watch. Buy a beautiful new bag. London is a global fashion hub for a reason.
Read our blog 5 Independent Shops that You Must Visit While Staying at the Lansbury Hotel for more retail inspiration within the Canary Wharf estate and further afield. And remember, our luxurious PURE Spa is waiting to comfort you after a long day of shopping. Book your pamper session here.
A Paradise for Foodies
Delicious dining experiences await you at Canary Wharf.
Many cuisines await should you want to try something new (or crave a taste of home). Not just the preserve of corporate power lunches and business breakfasts, our guests can sample delicacies in stunning locations like the rooftop Pergola on the Wharf. Surrounded by Crossrail Place’s peaceful roof gardens, this restaurant has incredible views over the water and north dock.
Avoid ubiquitous restaurant chains and head over instead to the family-friendly Japanese ROKA. Listen to live music across the genres whilst you dine at Boisdale of Canary Wharf. Or make reservations for the chic yet welcoming The Ivy in the Park at Canada Square Park for cream teas, Asian or classic British flavours.
Whether you are 10 or 100 years old, Canary Wharf offers a surprising number of fun-filled venues sure to take your fancy.
Capital Karts at Cabot Square will set your pulse racing and is worth visiting with your family (the minimum age is 10 years with height restrictions in place) or thrill-seeking friends. Rumour has it, this is the fastest indoor go-karting track in the UK.
Electric Shuffle is a popular spot that has made shuffleboard exciting. Whilst you need to book for at least six players during peak times, those attending can hire a semi-private area and choose from craft cocktails, pizzas and other dishes. Think 1920s New York vibes!
Don’t Forget the Kids!
Described as “Big Inspiration for Little Minds”, younger members of the family will enjoy seeking out the 12-piece Children’s Sculpture Trail. Whilst maps are available, we think there’s something truly exciting about exploring Canary Wharf in search of these 3D artworks.
Featuring works by leading artists such as Henry Moore, Lyn Chadwick and Peter Newman, their variety will inspire adults too. Ocean Rise by Aphra Shemza has a QR code to access a complementary soundscape that enhances this experience for all.
The Perfect Location to Discover Upmarket Attractions
Everyone will enjoy discovering Canary Wharf when they stay at the nearby Lansbury Heritage Hotel. Our refined collection of rooms and suites provides a comfortable bolthole, with the convenience of having these Canary Wharf amenities a short walk away.
Call our welcoming team on 0203 489 5050 or visit our Contact Us page so you can look forward to exploring this jewel of London.