Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf
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  • Adelina C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent stay. Feeling as I was at home
    My stay at the Hilton Canary Wharf Hotel has been very pleasant from the moment I enter reception until I leave. The hotel facilities offer an executive lounge that is open practically all day. The best thing is its location since being on the 14th floor gives you the opportunity to enjoy an excellent panoramic view of Canary Wharf, even overlooking the River Thames, there you will find, in addition to beautiful views and a relaxing atmosphere, it also offers snacks such as Café de excellent quality and properly chilled drinks at your disposal as well as a wide variety of canapés and hot tapas completely free for customers who choose an Executive room. The attention of the staff is friendly and dedicated, managing to make you feel welcome at all times. It is worth noting the attention to detail of the counselor Xavier, who surprised me with his kindness and his perfect Spanish even though it is not his mother tongue. In general, both the spaciousness of the room and its amenities, as well as the restaurant and the dedication of its staff to make you feel at home, all this together with its enviable location in the heart of Canary Wharf, which is only a short walk away from the Thames where you can even enjoy the Uber Clippers that allow you to access the rest of the city of London by traveling along the river while you can collect the best photos, river locations turning them into amazing souvenirs of this historic and cosmopolitan city. Definitely 100% recommended and many thanks to all the staff at Canary Wharf for making my stay comfortable and memorable.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 7, 2023
  • HINA W
    Islamabad, Pakistan6,566 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    From a Wharf to a Financial Hub!
    Canary Wharf was a part of the London Docklands. It got this name because it was here that all the fruits and vegetables from the Canary Islands were unloaded. Sugar and rum were also brought here. It is located on the Isle of Dogs. It has come a long way from being a simple warehouse. Now it is the finance and tech capital of London employing around 105,000 people. You can see tall buildings with glass facades here now. It has three malls, many banks, its own airport, and the largest outdoor art collection of UK. There are more than 300 shops in Canary Wharf nowadays.
    Visited August 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written July 8, 2023
  • restrapo
    Montevideo, Uruguay408 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice reprieve from Central London
    Canary Wharf has some a unique and vibrant energy. Quite different from central London and offer a chance to catch one's breath without feeling space constrained - like being on the tube during core business travel hours. Worth a visit and enjoy lunch.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written July 9, 2023
  • Eco C
    London, United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Boat trip
    Me and my wife went for a boat ride in the river at this location. It was one of the best experiences we had in London. It's around 200 pounds per person, but wonderful experience. Really romantic if you go in the evening.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 11, 2023
  • ndw78
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom1,749 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing area with so much to do and loads of it is free
    I was staying in the island gardens area to see a gig at the O2 so a whistle stop visit but absolutely loved it and already booked to come back. This area is so vibrant with so much to see and do. Amazing transport links via the underground (tube) and the DLR which is the dock lands overground trains. Use them the same way as the underground but enjoy the views! Great links to the city
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 3, 2023
  • JAY
    United Arab Emirates491 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great area to visit
    Very impressed by how much it has changed. Took the Elizabeth line from Heathrow to Canary Warf, the trip was easy and very comfortable and took about 35min. On arrival early evening the sky line of Canary Warf was very beautiful, walked around the area and it was so nice, clean and full of life. Great restaurants and options on the water, after dinner at the big East which was great and will post a review about it I went to the mall and Waw 3 floors underground that have so many shops and restaurants that are perfect when the weather is hot great. Overall a nice area to go. Regards
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 18, 2023
  • MinnieM1928
    Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom422 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed a Visit to Canary Wharf
    We came to spend the afternoon at Canary Wharf after visiting Excel for an exhibition. we parked in the centre of everything at Cabot Square, everything is pretty much a few minutes walk from the centre and it is easy to find your way around. Canary Wharf is so clean and well looked after and we felt perfectly safe wherever we walked, it was a really cold day but all the shopping areas link underground so you don't have to walk around much outside if you don't want to. There are loads of places to eat and drink, and the place really comes alive in the evening. We will come back in the summer and walk along the river, have a drink outside people watching and do the things we didn't get time to do this time.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 13, 2024
  • Joasi23
    South Yorkshire, United Kingdom1,426 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Skyscrapers and restaurants
    Vibrant exciting area of London that is very different on a weekend when the vibe changes without all the hustle and bustle of the city workers. Lots of places to eat and walk , views over the Thames towards the shard. Jubilee and Elizabeth line provide easy transport, DlR is more fun as you see snippets of old London such as billingsgate market.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 23, 2024
  • sheepygold
    5,607 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The light festival was enjoyable
    We came for the light festival which was very interesting. There were some impressive light sculptures and it was very nice to get a map and wander around Canary Wharf for a couple of hours. It was too busy unfortunately and we weren't willing to queue for everything. We had an excellent meal in Wagamama.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 28, 2024
  • Katja
    Slovenia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice and chill hidays
    It is a bussines area I we had great time there. Its a lot shops and good coffe- Nero or Costa. Really good vibe. Their is good connection to city of London. Definitly I would come back to this area.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 24, 2024
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Judy G
46 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We have gone to the light display for the last few years and this year there was a definite budget cut. I appreciate the display is free to attend but it was disappointing that there was little that was interactive this year. A lot of white lights in small trees and small displays as well as plastic balls in the water. Last year there was UV painted recycling made by children in the ponds so rather a surprising choice now. Hoerver we still enjoyed a walk around the area and it was a popular event
Written January 22, 2020
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leilei00009
Greece407 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Visited during lockdown to see the light festival which was absolutely amazing. As the afternoons get dark and cold this was a treat being outdoors and looking at all the light installations in the area. As Canary Wharf is situated by the Thames you get fantastic sunsets, views across the river and scenic city views as a contrast to the ultra modern steel and glass architecture of the skyscraper skyline. Worth more than a visit to walk around.
Written April 17, 2021
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archbishopjonathanblake
London, UK98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Each year Canary Wharf hosts a spectacular Winter Light's display. It is well organised, with guides throughout, distributing maps and pointing the way. To see all the lights involves walking quite a way and it can take a few hours, but you are amply rewarded. A throng of people, yet no great sense of overcrowding, multiple toilets and eateries, a happy, safe and stimulating atmosphere, wonderful for children of all ages. With so many negative images foisted upon us, to witness those of every colour, nation, philosophy and faith sharing this innocent experience together and, with childhood glee, participating in throwing little balls across coloured water features, was a treat and pointed to a world whee it is possible to dwell in harmony.
Written January 21, 2020
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Geek Street Travels
London, UK201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A city hub for city workers in the high rise skyscrapers, with an awesome shopping mall and food court. There are also places to eat outside, with street food stalls across the bridge. The place lights up in January with the Winter Lights festival.
A great little adventure with the whole family or friends, and especially with the little ones. The neon lights art work really does brighten up the January dark evenings, and with Christmas over this is really something to get you out of the house and do together with friends, family and little one. There are 26 neon art displays placed around Canary Wharf to go and see. There are staff dotted around the place with maps of where the displays, so don't forget to grab one!!! We did a tour walking around Canary Wharf showcasing some of the amazing neon artwork. Search in YouTube for Geek Street Travels and Canary Wharf Winter Lights 2020. Plus follow our travel pictures on Instagram, search Geekstreettravels.
Written January 23, 2020
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Sasha138
London, UK281 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
I went on a recommendation for a Burns night lunch time three or four course set meal. The menu is not what was published online. You have four options. 3 options for £45 and 4 options for £52. There are no vegetarian options. They don’t even take into account any dietary restrictions. I had the haggis with nips and tatties. That’s a largeish meatball that tasted like heavily breaded sage and onion stuffing served on a scoop of school mash and swede with thin school gravy. Then I had the smoked salmon and just when you thought things could get better but they didn’t. Basic strips of salmon with a snot shot of capers, salt, pepper dotted around the plate, whipped cream cheese and a lemon cheek. There was enough there to feed a less than hungry toddler. Then onto the dessert, the driest oatcakes made from the driest oats this side of the Alpen muesli. A tiny cheese board of mismatched cheeses, blue cheese, definitely not Stilton, tiny piece of goat cheese, Camembert and some random hard cheese. A tiny dish of honey, 7 grapes and 4 thin slices of pear. Well that was a wallet biopsy no one needs. The staff are nice. The food is a lot like the old saying never judge a book by its cover, well the same goes here, presented well and no one will notice that food mediocrity hit an all time high will this lack lustre performance. Robert Burns would have left at this insult of what is purporting to be true Scottish food. I would not insult it even the cheapest mock blended whiskey to be drank near it. I can see why many people have rated this establishment as poor. The insulting part was that apparently I could not have paid online when I made the booking and secondly they wanted to charge me with a service charge for this! There was no bang for my buck. There wasn’t enough food to feed a toddler. Style over substance and mediocrity. I don’t know how they have won so many awards? Well, I can say this for sure, some woman wasn’t happy either as when I used the toilet, a full toilet roll had been thrown down it. If you want genuine Scottish food, make friends with a Scot or better still visit Scotland. In fact the food was so bad that I was eating the mint humbugs in my pocket all the way home and bought myself some fresh cream eclairs as an actual dessert! Oh, and one last thing, when you give someone a cheeseboard you tell them what cheese is being served, that’s basic standard restaurant practice. Some people can’t eat certain cheeses.
Written January 26, 2023
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Fazlurrehman Ansari
London, UK1,313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
At the heart of London's historic area Docklands. Great mini Sky Scrapers.
A financial powerhouse, great city hub.
Visited for few hours with better half in a bright sunny day (September 21)
Enjoyed the APP solo boat competition.
Fine dining area from snacks to full meal. It must be worth visiting during Christmas days with lights.
Written September 25, 2021
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sheepygold
london5,607 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
We came for lunch but stayed for the light festival. We spent a couple of hours following the free map to see about 20 installations. The best in my opinion were the ones in Crossrail place, you need to queue for the two in the basement, and the installations at the far west of the trail.
Written January 24, 2023
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SClond
London, UK56 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
There are a few good exhibits, generally the simple ones such as the floating earth, the big red loop and the illuminated benches.

But this set of exhibits is confusingly scattered over a fairly large area that involves crossing roads with confusing crossings so you are not sure if people or cars have priority, there are also narrow areas of pavement beside roads with cars, where the many tourists visiting the exhibits are mingling precipitously while trying to work out which way to go.

As if this was not challenging enough, exhibits are arranged at multiple levels. So you feel as if you are a pawn in some kind of three-dimensional chess game with cars going to and fro.

I would urge the organisers to get a room and to focus on the simpler and appealing exhibits rather than the peculiar and loud ones which you wander around wondering what were they thinking when they came up with this?
Written January 25, 2023
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JAY
United Arab Emirates491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Very impressed by how much it has changed.

Took the Elizabeth line from Heathrow to Canary Warf, the trip was easy and very comfortable and took about 35min.

On arrival early evening the sky line of Canary Warf was very beautiful, walked around the area and it was so nice, clean and full of life.

Great restaurants and options on the water, after dinner at the big East which was great and will post a review about it I went to the mall and Waw 3 floors underground that have so many shops and restaurants that are perfect when the weather is hot great.

Overall a nice area to go.

Regards
Written November 19, 2023
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Adelina C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
My stay at the Hilton Canary Wharf Hotel has been very pleasant from the moment I enter reception until I leave. The hotel facilities offer an executive lounge that is open practically all day. The best thing is its location since being on the 14th floor gives you the opportunity to enjoy an excellent panoramic view of Canary Wharf, even overlooking the River Thames, there you will find, in addition to beautiful views and a relaxing atmosphere, it also offers snacks such as Café de excellent quality and properly chilled drinks at your disposal as well as a wide variety of canapés and hot tapas completely free for customers who choose an Executive room. The attention of the staff is friendly and dedicated, managing to make you feel welcome at all times. It is worth noting the attention to detail of the counselor Xavier, who surprised me with his kindness and his perfect Spanish even though it is not his mother tongue. In general, both the spaciousness of the room and its amenities, as well as the restaurant and the dedication of its staff to make you feel at home, all this together with its enviable location in the heart of Canary Wharf, which is only a short walk away from the Thames where you can even enjoy the Uber Clippers that allow you to access the rest of the city of London by traveling along the river while you can collect the best photos, river locations turning them into amazing souvenirs of this historic and cosmopolitan city. Definitely 100% recommended and many thanks to all the staff at Canary Wharf for making my stay comfortable and memorable.
Written May 7, 2023
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