Elizabeth Line Arrives in Canary Wharf: Connection to London and beyond
The arrival of the Elizabeth line station in Canary Wharf has been eagerly awaited since the Crossrail project was first announced in 2007 and construction began in Canary Wharf in 2009. We’re excited to jump on the new line as soon as it opens to travellers – the opening date is due to be released by Transport for London in the coming weeks.
The new Elizabeth line, which is named in honour of Queen Elizabeth II, promises to transform life and travel in London and the South East by significantly improving transport links and accessibility. It’s also expected to cut journey times dramatically, as well as providing extra capacity with spacious new stations and walk through trains with interior designs from Wallace Sewell.
This new railway will provide a host of new journey options. At the same time, it will support economic regeneration, generating jobs and business opportunities and providing a boost to the British economy. It will connect to major London hubs and districts while expanding the capacity of the central London rail by 10%.
The Elizabeth line will offer international travel benefits allowing jet-setters and travellers alike to easily move between Canary Wharf, London, and Heathrow Airport.
The Elizabeth line and its new stations will also play a key role in reducing travel times between Canary Wharf and key interchanges. Travelling from Canary Wharf to Liverpool Street will take approximately 7 minutes; travelling from the Wharf to Farringdon will take around 9 minutes, 13 minutes to Bond Street, and just 39 minutes to reach Heathrow Airport.
Stroll, Shop and Socialise at Crossrail Place
Londoners exploring the Elizabeth line map and hop off at Canary Wharf will find a host of shopping, drinking and dining opportunities in our neighbourhood. Pergola on the Wharf is a local favourite, offering bottomless brunches and Pergola Lates. Sicks n Sushi, Ole & Steen and Chai Ki also form the brilliant collection of culinary delights in Crossrail Place.
Barry’s, located on Lower Mall -2, offers a stylish and fully-equipped fitness studio where you can run, lift, rinse, repeat. Bring your hustle to the Red Room and work hard on the floor and treadmill to test your cardio and strength abilities. Open 7 days a week, Barry’s welcomes you!
Everyman Cinema, also located on level -2, treats Elizabeth line travellers to the latest in cinematic entertainment. Settle into a luxurious padded theatre seat and watch all of the latest blockbuster releases while enjoying classic move snacks and a timeless cinema ambiance.
Those eager for a caffeine fix to get their days started can explore Notes Coffee Roasters & Bar, a renowned coffee roastery and bar situated on level -1 of the Crossrail Place Mall. Join them for expertly-made coffee, cocktails, all day brunches and evening fare, along with wine from a hand-picked Notes wine list.
Water and Green Spaces Above The Elizabeth Line Exit
Those visiting Canary Wharf via the Elizabeth line eager to get out into nature will appreciate the verdant beauty of the award-winning Crossrail Place Roof Garden. This glorious garden is free to visit and open daily to the public until 9pm or sunset in the Summer.
This is one of London’s largest rooftop gardens, featuring a variety of exotic plants, comfortable benches, and even an 80-seater amphitheatre that regularly hosts live shows, festivals, music and performances in partnership with the Space Theatre.
Step Into Arts and Events
Canary Wharf offers a spectacular range of cultural and design events for visitors to experience. Iconic designer Camille Walala reimagined Adams Plaza Bridge for the first ever London Mural Festival in 2020, and continues to adorn the area with bewitching geometric shapes and vibrant colours.
Walala’s art has become a permanent part of the local art collection, along with the captivating work of several other installation artists and designers. Walk along the bridge and you’ll be enveloped in a waves of moody colour work and marvel at the local talent.
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