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Canary Wharf

Latest news, articles and photos

Canary Wharf - Latest news, articles and photos

The Spanish Navy’s tall sailing ship will visit London
The Spanish Navy’s tall sailing ship will visit London

The Spanish Navy’s tall sailing ship will visit London

A note to clear your diaries if you like ships, as the world's third largest tall sailing ship will visit London in July, and the public can go on board.

May
10
Painted guide dogs popping up around Canary Wharf
Painted guide dogs popping up around Canary Wharf

Painted guide dogs popping up around Canary Wharf

If you go to Canary Wharf at the moment, you'll be able to see lots of guide dog sculptures dotted around the estate, the latest in the variant of "artists paint objects for charity" genre.

Apr
04
Docklands history exhibition in the local library
Docklands history exhibition in the local library

Docklands history exhibition in the local library

Canary Wharf's local library -- aka, the Idea Store -- has a small but interesting photography exhibition about the history of Docklands, mostly from the time before colour was invented.

Feb
20
Battersea and Canary Wharf to both host free outdoor lighting festivals
Battersea and Canary Wharf to both host free outdoor lighting festivals

Battersea and Canary Wharf to both host free outdoor lighting festivals

There will be free outdoor artistic lights displays on either side of London this month, as both Canary Wharf and Battersea Power Station put on shows to attract winter visitors.

Jan
04
From protests to football to royalty: A century of news in pictures in this Canary Wharf exhibition
From protests to football to royalty: A century of news in pictures in this Canary Wharf exhibition

From protests to football to royalty: A century of news in pictures in this Canary Wharf exhibition

If, as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, then there's a hefty book on display at the moment of breaking news photographs taken over the past century.

Oct
24
2023
Illusionaries fills rooms with AI generated video animals
Illusionaries fills rooms with AI generated video animals

Illusionaries fills rooms with AI generated video animals

Illusionaries, a newish video arts venue in Canary Wharf, has opened its second exhibition of computer generated art presented in four rooms.

Oct
17
2023
New York subway station coming to London
New York subway station coming to London

New York subway station coming to London

If you go to Canary Wharf next week, you'll be able to visit a New York subway station - or at least, a replica of one.

Sep
13
2023
Book Review: Dock Life Renewed How London’s Docks are Thriving Again
Book Review: Dock Life Renewed How London’s Docks are Thriving Again

Book Review: Dock Life Renewed How London’s Docks are Thriving Again

The docklands area of London has, over the past 30 odd years, been transformed, and now London photographer Niki Gorick has given a photographer's perspective on the area.

Sep
12
2023
Climb to the top of One Canada Square skyscraper
Climb to the top of One Canada Square skyscraper

Climb to the top of One Canada Square skyscraper

There's a chance to walk up the stairs to the very top of the One Canada Square skyscraper in Canary Wharf -- if you have strong calf muscles and can raise money for charity.

Aug
23
2023
Canary Wharf walkway covered in bright leggings
Canary Wharf walkway covered in bright leggings

Canary Wharf walkway covered in bright leggings

A bright wrap of colours has appeared next to the Elizabeth line station at Canary Wharf - as a new permanent artwork by Adam Nathaniel Furman.

Jun
30
2023
Illusionaries, an immersive video art installation comes to Canary Wharf
Illusionaries, an immersive video art installation comes to Canary Wharf

Illusionaries, an immersive video art installation comes to Canary Wharf

A new video art installation has opened at Canary Wharf that is, well, it's interesting, in a good way and rather unusual.

Jun
29
2023
Canary Wharf’s Winter Lights festival has opened
Canary Wharf’s Winter Lights festival has opened

Canary Wharf’s Winter Lights festival has opened

If you fancy a couple of hours of free enjoyment and delight, then a visit to Canary Wharf is in order, as the whole estate has been lit up with 22 large light installations, including a huge floating planet earth.

Jan
19
2023
A new footbridge is to be built at Canary Wharf
A new footbridge is to be built at Canary Wharf

A new footbridge is to be built at Canary Wharf

A new pedestrian bridge is to be built across one of the Canary Wharf docks to relieve congestion on the existing South Dock Footbridge.

Dec
06
2022
DLR revamps timetables to offer more frequent trains
DLR revamps timetables to offer more frequent trains

DLR revamps timetables to offer more frequent trains

A new timetable for the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) has been announced that should see more frequent trains from later this month.

Sep
05
2022
Visit the Götheborg – a Swedish tall sailing ship
Visit the Götheborg – a Swedish tall sailing ship

Visit the Götheborg – a Swedish tall sailing ship

Next week, the world's largest, active, ocean-going, wooden sailing ship will visit London, will fire her canons next to Tower Bridge, and then open for the public to go on board for a look around.

Jul
31
2022
Now you can go for a swim in Canary Wharf’s docks
Now you can go for a swim in Canary Wharf’s docks

Now you can go for a swim in Canary Wharf’s docks

Canary Wharf's middle dock, in front of the Jubilee line station entrance, has been opened as an outdoor swimming pool for the next couple of months, so you can now go for a swim in the middle of Canary Wharf.

Jul
15
2022
Canary Wharf to open up its docks for leisure
Canary Wharf to open up its docks for leisure

Canary Wharf to open up its docks for leisure

One of the defining images of Canary Wharf, towers aside, is the former docks, and they could be more accessible under plans outlined by the estate.

Apr
11
2022
Crossrail hands control of Canary Wharf’s Elizabeth line station to TfL
Crossrail hands control of Canary Wharf’s Elizabeth line station to TfL

Crossrail hands control of Canary Wharf’s Elizabeth line station to TfL

TfL has taken formal control of the Elizabeth line station at Canary Wharf, leaving just one last station to hand over for the line to be complete.

Jan
25
2022
Winter lights festival coming to Canary Wharf
Winter lights festival coming to Canary Wharf

Winter lights festival coming to Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf's annual winter lights festival will return later this month, running outdoors for a fortnight across the entire estate.

Jan
04
2022
Docklands: The Expanding City (1988 LDDC corporate video)
Docklands: The Expanding City (1988 LDDC corporate video)

Docklands: The Expanding City (1988 LDDC corporate video)

Found by the Tower Hamlets archive is a promotional video from 1988 for the Canary Wharf and Docklands development.

Mar
09
2021
A multicoloured makeover for Crossrail Place footbridge
A multicoloured makeover for Crossrail Place footbridge

A multicoloured makeover for Crossrail Place footbridge

The airport-style footbridge at Canary Wharf connecting to the future Elizabeth line station has been given a brightly coloured makeover.

Nov
18
2020
Big office development for Crossrail construction site
Big office development for Crossrail construction site

Big office development for Crossrail construction site

One of the last large empty plots of land at Canary Wharf, which was recently used to support the construction of the Crossrail station is to be finally developed into offices.

Jul
22
2020
A floating swimming pool for Canary Wharf
A floating swimming pool for Canary Wharf

A floating swimming pool for Canary Wharf

Plans have been shown off for a swimming pool, in a barge, floating in a Canary Wharf dock.

Jun
25
2020
See the Winter Lights at Canary Wharf
See the Winter Lights at Canary Wharf

See the Winter Lights at Canary Wharf

The annual fortnight of lighting displays is back at Canary Wharf, and hugely popular as ever. The first hint that this might be pulling in the crowds when on a normally fairly quiet weekend evening, Canary Wharf tube station looks

Jan
20
2020