Radisson Blu Edwardian Guide to Canary Wharf
Our guide to shopping, eating and entertainment in Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf is a major business district in London, and contains many of the UK's tallest buildings, including the tallest, One Canada Square. It is also home to the world or European headquarters of numerous major banks, professional services firms and media organisations including Barclays, Citigroup, Clifford Chance, HSBC and Thomson Reuters.
Read our guide to find out what shops and restaurants/cafes you can expect to find when roaming around Canary Wharf. We have also suggested some great places to consider when deciding where to go for a meal.
Shopping in Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf has both underground and overground shopping. Canary wharf shopping centre is located underground and has over 200 shops-opening hours are from 9-7 (mon-wed), 9-8 (thur-fri), 10-6 (sat), 12-6 (sun). The shopping centre has mostly high street stores in it including Topshop, River Island and Boots but also has some high end stores including Ted Baker, Kurt Geiger (for the shoe lover) and Hugo Boss. Unfortunately there are not many unique boutique stores there; however there are a couple of tailors overground.
Cafés and restaurants in Oxford Street
Canary Wharf has a wide range of cafes and restaurants as well as many of places to get a coffee-think all of the bankers there need it! There is Costa, Pret, Cafe rouge and Nando's to name a few. Jamie's Italian is also located near Canary Wharf which is a popular place to go. You also have Gauchos is on Westferry circus serving Argentinian steaks. There are also a few smaller restaurants/cafes such as Il Bianco as well as many more. There is also a large Tesco and Waitrose (the Waitrose also has a steak/oyster bar, wine bar and rotisserie cafe)
Dockmasters House – located on West India Dock, serving Indian food it is absolutely delicious, the staff are attentive and its not normally busy so its easy to get a reservation.
Plateau Restaurant located on Canada Place – serving modern European food, offers excellent service.
Royal China – located on Westferry Circus, great for authentic food and a quick dim sum lunch.
Roka – located on Park Pavilion is excellent for Japanese food.
First Edition Restaurant- Located on Cabot Square, serving both traditional French and modern continental dishes is another great place to eat.
CityHawk recommends five nearby restaurants that have a table available at the time of your search and lets you book on the go.
Entertainment and going out in Canary Wharf
There is a cinema in West India Quay, Cineworld as well as a new one at the 02, they are both large and show all of the latest films.
You also have the Docklands Museum which is fascinating and makes for an excellent day out.
Canary Wharf also often hosts free events, especially in the summer – for example last summer there was a fabulous Brazilian festival, so keep your eyes open.
There are also loads of bars which are very popular in the week with corporate guests. West India Quay has some nice bars along the dock including Beluga's.
Getting around and public transport in Oxford Street
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