The Benefits of Blue Spaces
According to an article by The Guardian, coastal environments have proven to improve our health, bodies, and minds. Living in close proximity to water is associated with positive effects on physical and mental wellbeing, as well as higher levels of vitamin D and enhanced social relationships.
Dr Matthew White, a senior lecturer at the University of Exeter, notes that blue spaces offer many of the same benefits as green spaces. Additionally, a 2013 study on happiness in natural environments found that residents in marine and riverine environments reported happiness responses around six points higher, on average, than their peers in continuous urban environments.
The World Economic Forum also cites studies which have shown that people living near water have a lower risk of obesity and premature death, and better mental health in general. Ultimately, living near water seems to provide the key to living a longer and more fulfilling life.
What to Do in Blue Spaces
Those living in apartments overlooking the Thames may not only enjoy better mental and physical health. They also have a range of interesting activities on their doorstep that provide leisure and fun on demand.
When you opt for one of Vertus’ Canary Wharf river view apartments, you can explore the water through open-water swimming (open Spring to Autumn), paddle-boarding or rowing in the famous waterways during the warmer months. Travel along the river by Thames Clipper, speed boat or another method of your choice and you’ll encounter many cultural and historical landmarks along the way, including Tate Britain, Tate Modern, the National Theatre, the Globe Theatre, and the Southbank Centre.
Our residents also enjoy a host of other unique and exclusive activities, including boat rides, tranquil waterside dining, dynamic boat parties, and public art trails.
Green and Blue Spaces around Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf offers a wonderful combination of green and blue spaces to its residents. Vertus’ apartments with river view are situated in close proximity to water and garden walks and public green spaces for outdoor socialising. We recognise the importance of open spaces to find sanctuary in the city. Discover your pocket of calm:
- Jubilee Park
- Harbour Quay Gardens
- Crossrail Place Roof Garden
- Middle Dock
- South Dock
Our London waterside apartments are within walking distance of all these natural areas, giving you the opportunity to nurture your wellbeing while exploring Canary Wharf.
There are also riverside restaurants and retail stores with stunning views.
Renting a Thames-Side Apartment
Vertus’ waterside apartments to rent offer everything you need to experience the culture and natural beauty of the Canary Wharf area. Our Canary Wharf river-view apartments at Newfoundland rise 58 storeys above the iconic River Thames. This gives you uninterrupted views over Canary Wharf and its docklands to the east, and the greater London city to the west.
Just a few of the exclusive amenities available in our waterside apartments for rent include a personal terrace, a self-service bar, private dining rooms, a fully equipped gym, a luxury lounge, a screening room, and a safe and stimulating play area for children. Vertus Plus also boasts BBQ areas, games consoles, game tables, a curated events programme, a bicycle store, high speed broadband, and a 24/7 concierge service to help you make the most of our exquisite locations.
If you’re eager to reap some blue space mental health benefits, our Newfoundland apartments provide access to both green and blue spaces, including the picturesque Harbour Quay Gardens in Wood Wharf and the River Thames to the west of the Estate.
Our apartments overlooking the Thames will give you the opportunity to relax, explore, and work from home in comfort. All while enhancing your mental and physical health with open-water swims, garden walks, and a range of other tranquil activities.
Contact us today to view your new home in Canary Wharf.