Out and about
In truth, Canary Wharf is rather peaceful, as the neighbourhood is comparatively free from major roads, while the DLR is very quiet. The area is also one of London's greenest, with fantastic parks, particularly to the south. And did you know, the area is home to one of the UK's largest collections of public art?
There are also greenspaces dotted around the urban architecture, such as Jubilee Park, a roof garden built above Canary Wharf's Underground station. For museum fans, take in the eastern outpost of the family- friendly Museum of London, with its ten permanent galleries covering the history of the Docklands.
When it comes to shopping, Canary Wharf is up there with the best. From independent boutiques to designer labels, Canary Wharf has over 120 stores across five shopping centres. Coach, The Kooples, Paul Smith, Whistles, Topshop and Ted Baker are just some of the names on offer.
Whether you're planning a leisurely Sunday brunch or an evening of fine dining, foodies will be spoilt for choice at Canary Wharf. Porter's Gate is less than five minutes walk to the River Thames and the array of restaurants along the bank. For upmarket eateries, Gaucho, Canary Wharf's 164-seat restaurant, offers stunning river views and the Argentinian food and wine are perfect for the more discerning palette. Elsewhere, opt for Korean flavours at the Limehouse branch of Roka's famous Korean robata (barbecue), and Burger & Lobster never fails to hit the spot.
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