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Christmas in Canary Wharf: The Best Places to Dine, Drink and Enjoy Festive Activities

It’s time to start planning so that you can make the most of the festive season.

The clocks have rolled back, the nights are drawing in, and now, the shortest day of the year is on the horizon. Everyone knows what that means; Christmas is just around the corner.

Christmas in Canary Wharf: The Best Places to Dine, Drink and Enjoy Festive Activities

The weather may be getting chillier by the day, but there’s no need to hibernate just yet. Here’s our pick of Canary Wharf’s late-night events to awaken your nocturnal spirit.

Our hand-picked entertainment options are guaranteed to brighten up the winter daylight hours. Make the most of London after dark. Celebrate this festive season in Canary Wharf.


Dust off your ice skates and show off your skills on the ice rink in Canary Wharf until the end of February. The rink is open for a whopping 18 weeks this season. The fact that it’s fully covered allows skaters of all ages and levels of skill to skate to their hearts’ content, regardless of the weather. 

The ice rink in Canary Wharf delivers festive fun for all the family to enjoy. Skate the night away under twinkling lights and a picturesque backdrop of London’s favourite wharf.


Canary Wharf ice rink provides a great spot for festive winter activities



There are so many wonderful Canary Wharf drinks places to explore. Especially if you’re in the mood for festive drinks to ward off the chill of winter. 

Some of the most highly recommended local spots include:

  • The Ivy in the Park 

The Ivy delights its guests with a contemporary British menu, breakfasts, vegetarian and vegan options, a la carte dining, afternoon teas, and drinks that are served all day from Monday through to Sunday. Some classics worth trying this Christmas in Canary Wharf include the Ivy Royale, the Maple Spice Manhattan, and the festive-sounding Ivy Sling.

The Ivy restaurant in Canary Wharf with greenery and plant design interior decor


  • Pergola on the Wharf

Open every Monday to Sunday from 12pm until late, the Pergola centres its food and classy cocktails around natural and seasonal flavours, recipes and inspirations. If you’re on the hunt for Canary Wharf drinks places, check out the Pergola’s imaginative menu, which includes tempting options like Orchard Sangria, White Plum Blossoms and Cracked Mojitos. The eatery also offers plenty of fine dining options, including their iconic bottomless brunch.

Pergola at Crossrail with ample dining seating area for friends and family to eat out


  • Hawksmoor

If you enjoy novelty, why not celebrate the Canary Wharf winter at a floating restaurant? Hawksmoor at Canary Wharf will be open to the public from November 25, 2021, and is rumoured to be planning on offering a nature-inspired setting and a wide range of tantalizing eats and drinks as well. 

  • Mmy

Opening soon, Mmy will offer its guests even more ways to celebrate Christmas in Canary Wharf with festive drinks, indulgent meals and more. Watch this space.



On Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 20:30pm, The Definitive Rat Pack Christmas Show will sweep guests off their feet at the Boisdale of Canary Wharf Restaurant. You won’t want to miss this condensed evening of festive musical classics, including White Christmas, Baby It’s Cold Outside, The Christmas Song and Let It Snow, plus all-time favourites like Mack the Knife, That’s Amore, Mr Bojangles and New York, New York.

Later on in December, there will be a programme of events in Vertus Plus so residents can get into the festive spirit at home. From Christmas decoration installations and a retail shopping event, to a masterclass of Christmas activities there is something for everyone.


Christmas in Canary Wharf is a magical affair.

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