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Spring Awakening in Canary Wharf: Outdoor Activities and Green Spaces

Spring has sprung, bringing new life to the city! Celebrate the arrival of spring in London by discovering how Vertus puts you within easy reach of Canary Wharf’s green spaces and outdoor activities.

Read on to learn more about our parks, activities, events, happenings, and much more.

Spring Awakening in Canary Wharf: Outdoor Activities and Green Spaces

Canary Wharf’s Green Spaces


Spring in London means noticeably longer days, beautiful blossoms and flowers, fresh greenery, and incredible birdlife. Where better to enjoy the beauty of springtime on the estate than in Canary Wharf’s green spaces and open places, including parks, gardens, and boardwalks?



One of London’s largest, Crossrail Place Roof Garden is a unique green space on the estate. Wander along the paths and admire exotic plants from Asia and the Americas, relax on one of the many secluded benches, or enjoy a show in the Canary Wharf roof garden’s amphitheatre.

Be enchanted by the sight of budding leaves and the sound of a beautiful fountain at Cabot Square, one of the Wharf’s central squares. Alternatively, head to Canada Square Park, one of the most treasured Canary Wharf green spaces. This park plays host to a variety of cultural events, so see if you can time your visit to coincide with something that will excite you.



Enjoy springtime serenity in Jubilee Park. This tree-filled open space boasts unique artworks and cascading water features, making it a perfect spot to celebrate the season of new life. Spend some time taking in the tranquillity of Westferry Circus, where you’ll find gardens that have been beautifully landscaped with seasonal flowers and shrubs, along with several stunning sculptures.



Listen to the restful sound of lapping water as you stroll along the boardwalk and explore the exquisite gardens of Harbour Quay. With a charming atmosphere and family-friendly picnic spots, this green space is ideal for enjoying the beauty of spring in London.


Outdoor Activities in Canary Wharf


Spring in London is the perfect time to start enjoying outdoor activities if you haven’t been doing so over the long, cold winter months. For Vertus residents, Canary Wharf comes alive with a variety of outdoor activities designed to suit all ages and interests, once again proving that the estate’s a versatile destination for springtime fun.



Enjoy leisurely walks and indulgent picnics in the parks, setting the pace or relaxing as you please. Alternatively, attend one of the more structured events or fitness classes held in outdoor areas. Head to Montgomery Square for colourful Minigolf by Craig & Karl or make your way to Wren Landing for a few games of Ping Pong. Alternatively, combine activity and culture by walking, jogging, or running our one-, three-, or five-kilometre art routes and discover some of the many artworks dotted around the estate.


Spring Events and Happenings


Canary Wharf’s green spaces come alive during springtime with seasonal events, art installations, exhibitions, and much more. They’re perfect for discovering the community and cultural aspects of life on the estate during the season of life, rebirth, and new growth.



Follow the Paws on the Wharf trail and see if you can find all 25 larger-than-life guide dog sculptures in Canary Wharf and the wider Tower Hamlets borough. Each sculpture has been decorated by a talented artist, making for a vibrant, unique experience. Discover the intriguing sculptures of Simone Brewster’s Spirit of Place at Harbour Quay Gardens, Wood Wharf. Originally commissioned for the London Design Festival 2023, the five totems were inspired by the cork oak trees at Herdade de Rio Frio.

Stimulate your child’s imagination by taking them on the Children’s Art Trail. Follow the accessible trail and discover 12 hand-picked artworks and testing tasks that are sure to appeal to the young and the young at heart.


Enjoying Spring Gardens in Canary Wharf


While there’s something magical about Canary Wharf’s green spaces, you don’t need to limit your springtime celebrations to E14. Canary Wharf is also a gateway to discovering London’s springtime beauty.

Travelling to other larger parks in the city, where you can soak up more of the delights of spring, from the estate is convenient, thanks to stations on the Jubilee and Elizabeth lines, DLR stations, and boarding points for Uber Boat by Thames Clipper. For example, you can take Uber Boat from Canary Wharf to Putney, where you can discover the breathtaking beauty of the Grade II listed Wandsworth Park.


Living in Canary Wharf During Springtime


Thanks to easily accessible lush green spaces, roof gardens, and waterfront areas, living in Canary Wharf offers unparalleled opportunities to connect with nature without leaving the city. The beauty and vibrancy of spring in London is right on your doorstep.



8 Water Street



10 George Street


Canary Wharf’s first pet-friendly address, 8 Water Street, has a low-rise character, a landscaped private garden overlooking the South Dock, and an expansive roof terrace where you can relax in the spring sunshine, book the BBQ via the residents’ app or teach your pup a new trick in the dog agility course. Offering incredible views and enticing amenities, 10 George Street boasts a south-facing terrace overlooking the gorgeous Harbour Quay Gardens and South Dock.





Rising 58 storeys above the River Thames, Newfoundland is where you can enjoy uninterrupted views over the Wharf and Docklands or towards the city and the rest of the capital. Newfoundland also offers a spacious terrace and an outdoor play area for children.


Soak Up Springtime in Canary Wharf


Whether you’re looking for fun-filled activities, cultural events in green spaces, a home with nature on your doorstep, or other opportunities to enjoy spring in London, Canary Wharf is where you’ll find it.



Contact Vertus to find out how you can immerse yourself in the season of new life on the estate.

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