AGC DESIGN TEAM
From Christmas shopping to festive fun, AGC BTR, the award-winning interior designers behind the stylish 8 Water Street communal and residential areas, reveal how to spend a festive-filled day in Canary Wharf for the most wonderful time of the year.
SHOPPING IN CANARY WHARF
Christmas shopping and, more specifically, Christmas shopping in London can often seem like a stressful task. The AGC BTR elves Sophie and Alice recently explored the expansive 120 stores across the five malls in Canary Wharf to give you the ultimate Christmas gift-giving guide, just in time for Black Friday shopping deals.
DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS
A Christmas shopping guide would not be complete without a trip to The White Company. Even if you are not yet in the Christmas spirit, the delicious scent of their Christmas candle is sure to lure you into their shop. Bring the winter spice home by selecting one of their popular diffusers; this year, Sophie has opted for The White Company Fir Tree Diffuser.
A PET-FRIENDLY GIFT FOR YOU & YOUR FURRY FRIENDS
Not forgetting the most important to buy for on your list, Canary Wharf has an array of shops to explore for your 4-legged buddies. Whilst shopping at The White Company, a sumptuous dog bed caught Alice’s eye. Did you know, 8 Water Street is Canary Wharf’s first-ever pet-friendly residential address?
A CHRISTMAS TIPPLE
With party season is in full swing, avoid turning up empty-handed by heading over to Bullards Spirits or Humble Grape. Bullards Spirits are taking their sustainable efforts to the next step for a drink without the guilt through their innovative, award-winning Eco-Refill Pouches. A Londoners firm favourite Wine Bar, Humble Grape offers over 400 sustainable wines to choose from, a perfect Christmas gift for any budding wine connoisseur.
Still looking to complete your Christmas shopping? Now open, Hawksmoor’s new restaurant at Wood Wharf, Canary Wharf’s new neighbourhood, is housed in an eco-friendly floating pavilion – the perfect serene setting to enjoy a glass or two in between shopping trips Explore the full Hawksmoor experience in person or at home with an array of gifting options available.
GET YOUR SKATES ON
Taking a break from all the shopping, AGC BTR finished their day by heading over Canada Square Park for a spot of ice skating. Open from now until the end of February, find out more information about the ice rink and tickets here.
SETTING THE CHRISTMAS TABLE
Finally, after heading to the local florist, Flowers and Plants Co. the AGC BTR team were inspired to create a lavish white table setting. With subtle nods to the popular monochrome interior design trend, keep your eyes peeled as the interior designers will be back to reveal their Christmas styling secrets and how to decorate your rental home this Christmas very soon.
Shop, skate and dine at Canary Wharf this Christmas. If you plan on doing lots of shopping, Canary Wharf is also offering free parking at weekends and Bank Holidays when you spend £10 at any of the stores and eateries.
Discover more at Canary Wharf this holiday season.