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VERTUS ESTATE’S BIGGER PICTURE - YOUR DOWN TIME IN CANARY WHARF

When living in Canary Wharf, the experience doesn’t begin and end with dining and clothes shopping. Beyond global fashion brands and a coveted line- up of award-winning chefs lie a host of amenities, services and entertainment to enrich your leisure time and help you look and feel your best.

 

PURE ENTERTAINMENT

Everyman Cinema at Crossrail Place brings the big screen to Vertus’ doorstep. It’s Canary Wharf’s home of indie favourites, newly released blockbusters and little-known Art House cult classics with those famous plush, red, two-seater sofas. Sink in and lose yourself in another world for a few hours.

 

If you’re after something more competitive, Wanyoo is Asia’s largest Esports brand with a café/studio in Crossrail Place that lets gamers pit their skills against one another (and those across the globe) using some of the most advanced Esports equipment. Multiple consoles with over 50 games preloaded on each let you immerse yourself in the heart-pounding world of Call of Duty, take to the FIFA pitch or battle fantastical monsters in World of Warcraft.

 

For a slower, perhaps more nostalgic pace, slide over to Cabot Square to try your hand at a little old-fashioned shuffleboarding with a decidedly modern edge at Electric Shuffle. A ’souped up’ version of the original pub game, Canary Wharf’s branch automatically keeps score with puck-sensing technology, the interiors decked out with retro switchboards, industrial and Art Deco interior references and even antique clocks. All this makes for an eclectic, electric backdrop to some light competition from brunch right the way through to those late evening finishes.

 

HAIR AND BEAUTY

It’s important to squeeze in a little pampering time now and then. Whether extensions, highlights, tints or toners - or just a quick blow dry and cut – the senior stylists at both Jon Hala (Jubilee Place) and Toni & Guy (One Canada Square) will take care of you from consultation to T-section. And, while you’re in Canada Place, swing by Blink Brow Bar to get the finishing touches to your look.

 

HEALTH AND FITNESS

The Estate is also home to household names in the London fitness scene. Lifestyle brand and work-out mecca in equal measure, Barry’s Bootcamp (in Crossrail Place) prides itself on a welcoming community feel and body- positive approach to exercise.

 

For more specialised training, Sweat by BXR (in Crossrail Place) sees attendees don the gloves for sparring and strength and conditioning sessions. They also offer yoga and ’Versaclimbing’ cardio workouts for those after something a little less bruising.

Focused on building mental as well as physical strength and endurance, AWAKN’s immersive light choreography and heart-pounding playlist are designed to elevate your work out. Offering advanced boxing, running and lifting-based classes, there’s also a ’no strings attached’ intro pack for the less experienced or those looking to try a new challenge.

 

And Third Space. Canada Square’s luxury health club is Europe’s largest. With an overwhelming assembly of cycle studios, boxing rings, weight rooms, cross training apparatus and spa (with 23m swimming pool) arranged over its expansive three floors, you may find there’s little need to venture anywhere else.

 

The Bupa Centre on level 0 at Crossrail Place, the flagship for the Bupa group, offers private GP appointments, travel vaccinations, health and fitness assessments, physiotherapy, sports physician consultations and general, cosmetic and specialist dentistry. They even have weekend appointments for when your weekday diary refuses to give.

 

Visit canarywharf.com for the full directory of shops, services and entertainment.

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