The Best Christmas Shopping Opportunities in Canary Wharf
After a year of dipping in and out of lockdowns, I think we can all agree this Christmas is an extra special one.
That’s why finding the perfect gift is more important than ever.
Based on Poplar High Street, The Lansbury is within easy walking distance of a number of fantastic London stores, so you can really make the most of your trip.
Clothing / Accessories
Did you know Canary Wharf boasts more than 300 shops, cafés, bars and restaurants across five shopping centres and the surrounding riverside?
There’s no wonder so many great clothing and accessory retailers can be found here.
Become the centre of attention when you buy your Christmas party outfit from Hobbs (38 Canada Square, 14min walk), expert London tailors known for their statement shades.
While shopping for the perfect outfit, why not also pick up a stunning Coach (15 Cabot Square, 14min walk) handbag for your favourite relative or friend?
Or perhaps something a little more casual and every-day like a sweatshirt from GANT (26 Canada Square, 13min walk)?
For the ultimate in both men’s and women’s shoes, you might also want to check out Church’s (Cabot Square, 14min walk), whose history can be traced all the way back to 1617!
Finally, who can say no to some glittering jewellery? Goldsmiths (23 Canada Square, 13min walk) is a great go-to for that special something, guaranteed to put a smile on her face.
Some good make-up is bound to go down well, no matter the recipient’s age or interests, and Canary Wharf hosts some of the best brands.
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics (Cabot Place West, 13min walk) is globally recognised as a prestigious beauty brand, with an aim of empowering women to “embrace and enhance their individual beauty”.
Or maybe you’d prefer to visit M.A.C (Canary Wharf Shopping Centre, 20min walk), who are proud to “honour the beauty of all people with a colour, shade and finish that’s right for everyone”.
And for those who want a bit more variety, there’s still always Boots (1 Canada Square, 12min walk).
Food / Drink
What’s more indulgent than a beautifully crafted box of chocolates on Christmas night?
Belgian chocolatier Godiva (Jubilee Place, Bank St, 20min walk) has developed a stellar reputation worldwide for producing the most luxurious sweet treats. A box of these beauties is sure to delight.
Alternatively, Hotel Chocolat (16-19 Canada Square, 12min walk) really knows their flavours, and what’s more they organically grow some of their own eco-conscious cocoa in Saint Lucia rather than outsourcing, making them the perfect choice for vegans or the environmentally conscious.
Finally, who can really say no to some decadent truffles from Charbonnel et Walker (1 Cabot Square, Promenade Level, 14min walk)?
Chocolate not your thing? Humble Grape (18-20 Mackenzie Walk, 14min walk) is a wine shop that also serves as a bar, meaning you can taste your wines before you buy. This way, you’re able to specially select the best option for your loved one – or yourself!
The Samsung Experience Store (Unit 3A Canada Pl, 12min walk) is a great all-rounder for every type of gadget and gizmo you might want to treat your friends to this year.
Alternatively, Curry’s PC World (Unit 28 Canada Square, 14min walk) can offer anything you could possibly want from a range of different brands, from cameras to TVs to headphones and more.
Quirky Gifts And Homeware
With its origins in Denmark, gift and stationery shop Flying Tiger Copenhagen (Crossrail Station, 1 Canada Square, 13min walk) is the ultimate stop for something that little more unique, and ideal for an easy Secret Santa gift with its affordable price-tag.
Similarly, Cards Galore (15 Cabot Square, 13min walk) sells not only greeting cards but “every kind of gift imaginable”, including porcelain figures, crystals and soft cuddly toys.
After you’ve checked everything off your list, a return to The Lansbury for a massage and a comfortable night’s sleep is an absolute must. Not only will it take you on average a mere 15 minutes to reach us from the shops, but if you head to the train station you can also access the rest of London with ease too.
That sounds like the ideal stress-free Christmas to us.
To book your stay at The Lansbury this festive period, call 0203 489 5050, email firstname.lastname@example.org or book direct via the website.