Clarendon Serviced Apartments guide on what to do in Canary Wharf this autumn and winter
There’s more to see and do as summer gradually fades in autumn. From art exhibitions to food and drink events, Canary Wharf has a jam-packed programme for visitors; be they tourists or business travellers. If you’re staying at a serviced apartment in Canary Wharf this autumn keep this list so you know what’s on.
For those who like to stay ahead of the fashion pack Canary Wharf is the place to be at the end of September. From 27th to 29th the area hosts its annual fashion weekend showcasing the best of the coming season’s collections. As a hub for retail as well as financial firms, Canary Wharf has a wide range of fashion stores who offer discounts and tie in with events throughout the weekend. Expect fashion shows and entertainment as well as the chance to pick up a bargain in the free event.
Food and Farmer’s Markets are a great way to get a taste – literally – of what’s on offer in your new neighbourhood. Canary Wharf has held its food market every Saturday through the summer; the next one is on 14th September. It’s free and showcases some of the amazing food produced in Tower Hamlets and nearby.
When you’re staying in a new city, especially if you’re relocating or on a temporary work contract you always want to find a great night out where you can have a laugh. The Canary Wharf Comedy Club returns this autumn with a Monday night line-up. On Wednesday nights it is Canary Wharf Quiz Night which sees teams pit their wits with topics covering trivia, music and current affairs.
For those who like sport the O2 Arena is just a five minute tube ride away. This winter the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals brings the world’s best male tennis players to the capital with the likes of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray competing in the final men’s professional event of the season.
For visitors looking for attractions rather than one off events, Canary Wharf is centrally placed and close to some of the most popular destinations in the capital. The Museum of London Docklands focuses on the history of the East End and its relationship with the River Thames. Canada Square Park, once a derelict corner of the docklands, now houses a thriving creative community so is a popular place to visit to see the work of artists, designers and illustrators.
In the winter months, Canary Wharf installs an ice rink which is a popular place for families to visit, especially as it gets nearer to Christmas. Take the day off and do a spot of Christmas shopping before donning your skates. Finish off the day by warming up with a hot chocolate – a perfect winter wonderland day out.
Clarendon offers a range of serviced apartments in Canary Wharf. Short stay apartments and short lets in Canary Wharf are ideal for business travellers who are working on a temporary basis for one of the major firms in The City. A serviced apartment offers a cost effective alternative to a hotel; it brings all the comforts and routine